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“An adrenaline-laced memoir… as compulsively readable as any thriller. O’Neill has a knack for ratcheting up tension so that foregone historical conclusions, such as Hanssen’s capture, feel like white-knuckle cliffhangers… O’Neill’s page-turner deglamorizes undercover work while conveying the uncertainty, stress, and excitement that accompany a successful investigation.” –Publishers Weekly

Chris Rissetto’s Retirement

The Impresa Legal Group is proud to announce the retirement of our long-time friend and brother at the bar Christopher L. Rissetto, Esq. Chris – sometimes referred to as “Professore” — is retiring from the practice of law, and has gladly assumed the title of “Grandpa for Life.” We wish him well in these endeavors. Of importance to the Impresa family, he has agreed to stay on as Counsel Emeritus to Impresa and support Impresa’s pro bono efforts as may be permitted by the Virginia State Bar.

We will not be shy in saying that Chris’ retirement will leave a hole in the Impresa team, especially in the areas of Infrastructure, Environmental Issues, Grant Program Audits, Administrative Law, and Municipal Governance. His experience in these areas is difficult to match as his tenure before the bar spanned service with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the General Counsel (where he received the EPA Bronze Medal Award), through private sector service with his own named law firm and certain leading international law firms including Reed Smith and Holland & Knight. Chris was a noted counselor to his clients, which included many prominent State and Municipal governments, and an avid advocate for his clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, numerous Federal Courts of Appeals, various Federal District Courts, and the Court of Federal Claims. Even though there are no federal projects named after him – as he would not have it that way — in the areas of infrastructure and environment, it would be difficult to find a State in the U.S. where the impact of his legal service would not be found. Millions of U.S. citizens have access to safe drinking water and other public utilities because of Chris Rissetto.

To our friend and colleague, Congratulations and “Well Done” on a legal career that so many find admirable. You did it the right way and many of us are proud to have worked with you.

Impresa Welcomes Veteran In-House Counsel Joan George

Impresa is pleased to welcome long-time general counsel Joan George. Ms. George focuses her practice on technology transactions both for public sector and commercial companies and providing advice and counsel on government contract regulations and compliance issues. She is the founder and managing attorney of JMG, LLC.

Joan has served the technology sector in senior management positions, including VP-Legal and Assistant General Counsel at Oracle, Assistant General Counsel at VMWare, Inc., Director at Service Now, and Assistant General Counsel at SAPNS2. Joan started her career as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice. Joan looks forward to working in private practice and broadening her focus to serve even more national software and technology clients.

Impresa Represents Cray in HPE Acquisition

A team of Impresa Counsel recently represented Cray, Inc. as the company – a global leader in supercomputing – entered a definitive agreement under which Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will acquire Cray. The deal is valued at approximately $1.3 billion and is expected to close by the first quarter of HPE’s fiscal year 2020, subject to customary approvals and conditions.

The Impresa team, comprised of Jesse Watters, Jeff Robinette, and Jill McDowell, advised Cray’s senior leadership and outside advisors on the merger with a particular concentration on government contracts and intellectual property aspects of the transaction.

As Cray’s President and CEO Peter Ungaro stated, the acquisition “is an amazing opportunity to bring together Cray’s leading-edge technology and HPE’s wide reach and deep product portfolio, providing customers of all sizes with integrated solutions and unique supercomputing technology to address the full spectrum of their data-intensive needs.”

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