WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Whiteford, Taylor & Preston announced that Steven D. Hrubala, an international lawyer specializing in transactions and procurement, has joined the firm’s Government Contracts Group as Senior Counsel.
With over twenty-five years of extensive experience building and leading procurement, procurement and contract negotiation functions in financial services, telecommunications and technology companies, Mr. Hrubala combines the fields of law, business diplomacy and operational management. He was Global Chief Procurement Officer at one of the world’s largest global investment firms, the world’s largest public company and one of Australia’s largest financial institutions. His cross-functional and cross-industry experience has enabled him to lead business transformations, lead critical trade negotiations, and open business verticals to drive revenue and profit margins globally. His in-depth view of corporate strategy helps clients achieve successful business results consistent with good corporate governance and sound sourcing and sourcing practices.
“Steve is an exceptionally experienced advisor on the complex legal and business dynamics of international procurement and compliance,” said Enayat Qasimi, managing partner of the DC office and head of international practice. “We look forward to welcoming him to a group that our customers increasingly see as a cost-effective solution to their most complex issues.”
Whiteford’s Government Contracts Group includes attorneys and other professionals with decades of experience with large corporations in many industries, in key government roles and in private practice. You have extensive experience in international and national litigation and disputes; Investigations; Procurement, subcontracting and procurement functions; and international compliance issues that affect both US and non-US states and contractors. Together, they offer organizations the full range of advisory services they need to meet government contracts, national security and international compliance obligations that arise when working with states at home and abroad.
“We are achieving our goal of providing our clients with a platform of senior advisors who have extensive knowledge of a highly complex interface between business and law,” said David Panzer, chairman of the firm’s Government Contracts Group. “Steve’s track record in building successful compliance schemes that improve business operations greatly increases our value in this area.”
Mr. Hrubala’s track record includes program management of acquisitions, mergers and disposals, conducting due diligence and compliance reviews, and overseeing the establishment of common terms and conditions for all suppliers to ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Ensure data protection regulations. Highlights of his transactional experience include negotiating multi-year sales and partnership agreements (hardware, software, and services), establishing new alliance structures to meet the diverse needs of signatories and other stakeholders, renegotiating underperforming alliances and partnerships, and aligning multiple stakeholders all about panel agreements to manage and reduce the risks of exclusive supplier or exclusive supplier contracts. He has worked actively with corporations to ensure consistent global operations and identify barriers to running businesses in all geographic regions.
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