Jennifer Longmeyer-Wood joined XLP as Of Counsel in 2021 and is a member of the District of Columbia bar. Prior to joining XLP, Jennifer spent 20 years with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Attorney General (formerly Office of the Corporation Counsel). As the Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division (CALD) at ICE, she led a team of 13 attorneys providing legal advice on procurement, fiscal, environmental law, suspension and debarment, and represented ICE in contract disputes and protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and as agency counsel assisting the Department of Justice in claims before the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). Ms. Longmeyer-Wood and her team also advised the ICE Office of Acquisition Management on all matters regarding government procurement – from inception, drafting of documents (i.e. Requests for Proposals, amendments, contract terms), through negotiations to final contract, and any resulting litigation (protests or claims). Ms. Longmeyer-Wood was the first ICE debarment counsel and handled the first debarments at ICE, ultimately drafting the standard operating procedures followed by ICE and a standard-bearer for suspension and debarment at DHS.
Ms. Longmeyer-Wood also served as Chief Counsel, Minneapolis for ICE. In this role, she led a team of 15 attorneys and 5 support staff. Her area of responsibility covered 5-states (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa). After serving as Chief Counsel, Ms. Longmeyer-Wood was selected as Deputy of Field Legal Operations at ICE, responsible for strategic oversight, management and supervision of the 13 Chief Counsel in the eastern half of the United States.
Ms. Longmeyer-Wood started her legal career with the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General (formerly Office of the Corporation Counsel) as a procurement attorney. At D.C. Office of Attorney General, she represented the government in claims and protests before the D.C. Contract Appeals Board and administrative matters before the D.C. Superior Court.
Ms. Longmeyer-Wood obtained her J.D. from Pace University, where she was Editor-In-Chief and Research and Writing Editor of the Pace International Law Review. She also has a M.A. in Politics from the Catholic University of America and a B.A. from DePaul University.