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BRG Adds Leading Government Contracts Expertise

August 1, 2012

BRG recently added a preeminent Government Contracts practice to the firm, with the additions of Mary Karen Wills, Terence E. Rodgers, Ryan D. Byrd, and Charles V. Choyce, Jr.

“Government contracting creates significant opportunities and challenges for many of our clients,” said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece. “Our Government Contracts team offers clients extensive and unique industry experience along with unrivaled capabilities in regulatory interpretation and compliance, policy and procedure evaluation, investigation, litigation support, dispute resolution, and advisory services.”

Mary Karen Wills, based in BRG’s Washington, DC, office, is an expert in government contract accounting, administration, and compliance. She has over 25 years of experience providing consulting and financial advisory services to companies and organizations that range from middle market to the Fortune 100. Ms. Wills has in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other federal government procurement regulations. In addition to often serving as an expert on matters related to contract cost reasonableness and realism, Ms. Wills has assisted organizations with assessing respective government contract and grant requirements and implementing accounting structures, systems, and controls to facilitate compliance.

Terence E. Rodgers, Ph.D., based in BRG’s downtown Boston office, has performed work for a variety of public and private corporations and state and federal agencies in 30 years of consulting. He has consulted on business issues including valuation, financial analysis, and management oversight within the construction, insurance, healthcare, consumer products, aerospace, and computer technology industries, among others. His government contract experience includes matters involving the review, evaluation, and pricing of direct and indirect claim issues, including changed work, changed specification, and delay and disruption.

Ryan Byrd, based in Washington, DC, provides consulting services in the fields of government contract accounting, administration, and compliance. He has experience providing consulting, financial advisory, and audit services to companies and organizations that range from middle market to the Fortune 100. Mr. Byrd has in-depth experience with the FAR, CAS, and other federal government procurement regulations. He has advised numerous commercial companies on how to adapt practices to conform to the unique government contracting regulated environment.

Charles Choyce, PSP, PMP, CFCC, also based in Washington, DC, has nearly 12 years of expert construction consulting experience. He specializes in the proper application of scheduling and project controls on major construction projects as well as the preparation and presentation of claims for schedule delays and associated costs on some of the largest public construction projects in Washington, DC, as well as U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. He has prepared schedules for clients on major government contract projects and trained in-house and contractor personnel in proper scheduling techniques. He has also prepared claims involving delay and schedule issues and lost production.


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Mary Karen Wills

Managing Director

Washington, DC

Ryan D. Byrd

Managing Director

Washington, DC

Charles V. Choyce Jr.

Managing Director

Washington, DC

Terence E. Rodgers

Managing Director