Arbitrator | Mediator


As an arbitrator, Vincent J. Napoleon presides over disputes between commercial parties. He is a C-suite business leader, legal executive and retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel with extensive experience representing global Fortune 100 and 500 consumer, aerospace, defense, technology, advanced technology, heavy industry, professional services and life science-related companies. He is the former Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC.

Vincent’s extensive legal career encompasses leadership roles in public and private companies. He was a partner in the firm of Nixon Peabody, LLP, also serving as chair of the Government Contracts group. Previously, he was President & CEO of Eagle Consulting Services, LLC, a business and legal advisory services firm, and Counsel in the firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. In addition, Vincent served as Chair of the Corporate Group and a member of the Executive leadership in the Office of the City Solicitor in Philadelphia. Subsequent to his tenure with the City Solicitor, Vincent joined the professional services firm of Price Waterhouse LLP where he was a principal member of the legal team that facilitated the merger of Price Waterhouse with Coopers & Lybrand to form PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Vincent holds several professional affiliations and has authored a book, book chapters and articles on a variety of legal and business topics including Public-Private Partnerships and Government Contracting.

Expertise Areas
  • B.S. Georgetown University
  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Legal Employment
  • Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC - Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, 2017 — 2019
  • Nixon Peabody LLP - Partner, 2012 — 2017
  • Eagle Consulting Services, LLC - President & CEO, 2010 — 2012
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - Of Counsel, 2007 — 2010
  • Digene Corporation - Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, 2005 — 2007
  • Synavant Inc - Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel, 2000 — 2003
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers - Assistant General Counsel/Managing Director (Global Office of General Counsel), 1998 — 2000
  • Membership & Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors, Church Farm School, an independent Episcopal Boarding school for boys grades 9 through 12 located in Exton, Pennsylvania
  • Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America
  • National Capital Area Council, and was honored by the Council as Attorney of the Year
  • Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC
  • Member of the Financial Oversight Committee of the Bishop Walker School for Boys, a private day-school for boys administered by the Diocese of Washington
  • Previously served as Senior Warden and a member of the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington, DC.
  • Former Board Member And Chair, WBYE TV, Philadelphia, PA
  • Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • Author: “The Use of Public-Private Partnerships as a Mode for the Delivery of Goods and Services to the Government – Is This a New Concept in Government Contracting?” Journal of Law and Commerce, Vol 35, No. 2, 2017
  • Author: Pan-African Infrastructure Development and Public-Private Partnerships (book), LexNoir Foundation, 2015
  • Author: “Mitigating the Risk of Contractor Ethics and Compliance Violations, Contract Management, November 2014
  • Author: “Defense Contract Audit Agency’s Access to Contractor Internal Audit Reports: Is Newport News Still the Standard?”, Public Contract Law Journal, Volume No. 42, Issue No. 3, Spring 2013
  • Presenter: “Government Contracts: The Risks and Benefits of Doing Business with Uncle Sam,” National Bar Association Commercial Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference, Orlando, FL, 2019
  • Presenter: The Annual Africa Public-Private Partnership Conference, London, England, 2016
  • Presenter: “Understanding Federal Contract Compliance,” NCMA World Congress, Washington, DC, 2014
  • Presenter: “The Impact of Global patent and Regulator Reform on Patent Strategies for Biotechnology,” International BIO Forum & BIO Expo, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
  • Awards & Rankings
  • Board of Directors, Church Farm School, Exton, PA
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Public Television, WYBE -- Former Chair of the Board Executive
  • Board of Directors, National Capital Area Boy Scout Council, Boy Scouts of America 2014 Attorney of the Year Award, National Capital Area Scout Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • United States Air Force Reserves – Colonel (Retired) and Former Senior Reservist to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Contracting
  • U.S. Air Force Medals: Legion of Merit Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Achievement Medal; Commendation Medal
  • experience

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