Barry J. Hurewitz


Hurewitz, Barry J.

Barry J. Hurewitz is a partner in the firm's Regulatory and Government Affairs and Transactional Departments, and a member of the Defense, National Security and Government Contracts and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Groups. He is also a member of the firm's FinTech Group. He joined the firm in 1994.

Mr. Hurewitz's multidisciplinary practice focuses on government transactions and the regulation of technology and information.

Mr. Hurewitz advises for-profit and non-profit clients on government contracts and other funding arrangements, including analysis of funding opportunities; proposal preparation and bid protests; negotiation of contract terms; allocation of government rights in patents, software and technical data; contract administration issues; claims, disputes and terminations; teaming agreements and subcontracting; and audit and enforcement issues. He counsels clients on contract compliance matters such as foreign source restrictions, small business eligibility and preferences, contract financing, federal healthcare program compliance, most-favored pricing and GSA schedule contract requirements.

Mr. Hurewitz navigates the implications of federal assistance in funding agreements and technical collaborations including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements and “other transactions” such as Technology Investment Agreements, Materials Transfer Agreements, and Space Act Agreements that enable companies to leverage government resources and technologies.

Mr. Hurewitz helps clients with regulated technologies to engage in global markets. This advice encompasses compliance, licensing, voluntary disclosures, and enforcement under Commerce Department and State Department export control regulations; Treasury Department foreign assets control and economic sanctions regulations; and global information security and encryption policies.

Mr. Hurewitz counsels clients on the regulation of information, including industrial security and government security clearances, privacy of personal consumer and health information, online privacy practices, data security and identity theft, and security breach response.

In corporate transactions and public company representations, Mr. Hurewitz advises issuers, underwriters, and buyers and sellers on the special regulatory considerations affecting companies with government funding and sensitive technologies or data. In transactions involving acquisitions by non-US companies, Mr. Hurewitz advises on national security considerations and represents transaction parties before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Publications & News


January 11, 2018

WilmerHale Represents US Currency Paper Manufacturer Crane & Co., Inc. in $800 Million Sale

On December 5, 2017, Crane & Co., Inc., the manufacturer of currency paper for the US government since 1802, signed an agreement to be acquired by Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products (and unrelated to the target company), for $800 million on a cash free and debt free basis.

January 4, 2018

Compliance Deadline Reached for DoD Contractor Security Controls Requirements

Under the Department of Defense (DoD) final Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, DoD contractors maintaining, processing, or otherwise possessing “covered defense information” on their own systems must now be compliant with the technical, physical, and administrative security controls outlined in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations,  as the “grace period” for compliance ended on December 31, 2017.

August 4, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Fortive in Acquisition of Industrial Scientific Corporation

On July 27, 2017, Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Industrial Scientific Corporation, a leading provider of portable gas detection equipment and a safety-as-a-service pioneer.

August 3, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Navient in Acquisition of Duncan Solutions

Navient, a leading asset management and business processing services company, announced the acquisition of Duncan Solutions, a transportation revenue management company serving municipalities and toll authorities.

June 29, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Progress in Acquiring Kinvey, the Leader in Backend as a Service (BaaS) Technology

Progress announced it has acquired Kinvey, a privately held company based in Boston and leader in Backend as a Service technology. This acquisition is a key part of the Progress strategy to provide the best platform to build and deliver modern cognitive-first applications.

May 8, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Genpact in Acquisition of BrightClaim

Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, announced that it has acquired BrightClaim and its associated company National Vendor.

November 1, 2016

Department of Defense Issues Final Version of Key Cybersecurity Rule

On October 21, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued its final rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, amending an interim version issued on August 26, 2015, and revised on December 30, 2015. This WilmerHale Client Alert was also published by Bloomberg BNA's Privacy and Security Law Report on December 19, 2016.

August 10, 2016

WilmerHale Advises Orbitera in Acquisition by Google

The Google Cloud Platform team shares Orbitera's vision for seamless purchase and deployment of IT services across heterogeneous cloud infrastructure.

August 5, 2016

Department of Commerce Now Accepting Privacy Shield Self-Certifications: A Primer for Compliance and Self-Certification

The Privacy Shield framework is a voluntary program that provides companies with a mechanism for complying with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the US. The framework is open to businesses subject to the enforcement jurisdiction of the US Federal Trade Commission or the US Department of Transportation.

June 22, 2016

WilmerHale Reps AS&E in $269M Acquisition by OSI Systems

American Science and Engineering, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by OSI Systems, Inc. for a total transaction value of approximately $269 million.

Recent Highlights

  • Negotiated teaming agreement and subcontract terms for an information technology contractor under a major multi-year federal information technology upgrade project.
  • Advised an early-stage pharmaceutical company on the intellectual property, accounting and regulatory implications of federal government research grant funding.
  • Secured clearances from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for acquisitions of US technology companies by foreign-owned buyers.
  • Developed export control compliance and technology control plans for companies with classified and ITAR-controlled technologies.
  • Advised a non-US information technology outsource service provider on federal contracting policies and the implementation of enhanced export control visa application certifications.
  • Advised recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding on executive compensation and subcontract reporting, domestic sourcing requirements and audit criteria.
  • Represented a non-profit recipient of federal grant funding in an Inspector General investigation.
  • Investigated and prepared voluntary self-disclosures of violations of Commerce Department and Treasury Department regulations restricting the availability of commercial encryption-enabled software.
  • Advised federal contractors and subcontractors on suspension, debarment and other collateral consequences of negotiated settlements of False Claims Act allegations.
  • Managed clients’ responses to breaches of personal data, mandatory notification and reporting to regulatory authorities.
  • Represented a Small Business Innovation Research program participant on size determination and administrative appeal.
  • Advised GSA schedule contractors on most-favored pricing terms and implementation of small business subcontracting plans.
  • Obtained waivers of US Department of Energy patent rights in inventions conceived under a federally funded renewable energy research grant programs.
  • Developed framework agreements for a cooperative research collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994

AB, cum laude, Duke University, 1991

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District of Columbia


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