Herb Fenster is a partner in the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP as of 2015. Previously he was a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he practiced for forty-eight years as a resident in the Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colorado, offices. Mr. Fenster specializes in litigation, particularly against the United States and on the subjects of procurement, environmental, administrative, and tort law. He has had extensive experience in the negotiation, interpretation, and litigation of contracts for major weapons systems, as well as the procurement of research and development. Mr. Fenster has had extensive involvement in critical legal and regulatory issues arising in the award and termination of major weapons programs. He has lectured and testified extensively on the subject of government finance and accounting from both industry and government perspectives.