Alexander Major

Alexander Major

Partner, McCarter & English, LLP

Alexander Major is a partner and co-leader of the firm’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. Mr. Major focuses his practice on federal procurement, cybersecurity liability and risk management, and litigation. A prolific author and thought leader in the area of cybersecurity, his professional experience involves a wide variety of litigation and counseling matters dealing with procurement laws and federal regulations and standards. His diverse experience includes complex litigation in federal court under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and bid protest actions. He counsels all sizes of companies on issues relating to compliance with government regulations including, among other things, cybersecurity (NIST, FIPS, FedRAMP, and DFARS) requirements, multiple award schedule compliance, Section 508 issues, country of origin requirements under the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, cost accounting, and small business requirements. He also regularly conducts internal investigations to assist companies ensure that they are in full compliance with the law.

Mr. Major is a contributing author to Computer Software Protection-Liability-Law-Forms, “Chapter 21 - Cloud Computing” (Thomson Reuters), 2018-present. He was also a founding editor and contributing author to the Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook (Thomson Reuters), an annual publication addressing cloud computing issues and solutions for commercial and government end users and suppliers.

Mr. Major is a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer who most recently served as a U.S. Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer for the state of Maryland in the Air Force Reserves.

Mr. Major has experience handling commercial and government contract compliance and litigation matters, including cases involving False Claims Act, fraud, embezzlement, and RICO. Mr. Major has also managed complex electronic discovery and pre-trial civil matters on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and individuals in diverse state and federal civil and criminal proceedings.

DoD’s Supply Chain in the Crosshairs: Is the Regulatory Process Being Evaded to Satisfy DoD Concerns About Cybersecurity Breaches by its Contractors?

DoD’s Supply Chain in the Crosshairs: Is the Regulatory Process Being Evaded to Satisfy DoD Concerns About Cybersecurity Breaches by its Contractors?

Adopting safeguards to protect contractor information systems and reporting breach incidents have been part of...