Urwitz, Jay P.

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20006

Updated: 01/07/2014


Mr. Urwitz represents educational institutions and educational and publishing companies on authorizations and appropriations for scientific and educational purposes, and regulations surrounding the provision of education services. He represents those interested in both K-12 and higher education proceedings. Mr. Urwitz also represents universities and companies with respect to contracting and issues arising in the programs and federal departments that fund education.



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1985

Practice Areas

  • Defense, National Security and Government Contracts
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Regulatory and Government Affairs
  • Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
  • Government Contracts and Procurement Counseling
  • Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Past Positions

  • The Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Clerk, 1974 - 1975
  • Former Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Legislative Assistant, Domestic Policy


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Harvard Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Harvard University, 1974
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1970
    Honors: cum laude


Published Works

  • Limit the Scope of Congressional Investigations, 2011
  • Don’t Gamble ESEA on Teacher Performance, 2010
  • What The Election Will Bring, 2008, 2008
  • Negotiating Government Contracts That Fit Client Needs, 2008
  • What Do We Know? Spending Our Research Dollars on the 'Big Questions', 2007
  • "What Do We Know? Spending Our Research Dollars on the 'Big Questions'", 2007
  • Education Week: What do we know? Spending our research dollars on the 'Big Question', 2007
  • President Signs New Lobbying Reform Law, 2007
  • Even Education Legislation Grinds to a Halt, 2004
  • Making the Most of Government Money, 2004
  • Federal Agencies Mull Changes in Software Licensing, 2003
  • With Fewer, Larger Federal Contracts, Small Companies Await New Government Policies, 2003
  • With Investors Sidelined, More Companies Turn To Uncle Sam, 2003
  • Technology Companies Boosted by Government Anti-Terrorist Purchases, 2001
  • Overcoming The Risks in Financing Government Contracts, 2001
  • News Today, Gone Tomorrow, 2000
  • New Encryption Rules Allow More Exports, 2000
  • Foreign Participation in U.S. Government Technology Funding and Licensing, 2000
  • Defense Integration Requires New Ways to Protect Secrets, 1999
  • Discussion of the Merging of U.S. and NATO Defense Contractors, 1999
  • Pushing Allied Integration - Governments Can Ease Path for NATO Contractors, 1999

Office Information


1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20006


  • (202) 942-8484


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