Wayne White

WAYNE WHITE, Senior Attorney at Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Air Force Reserves.  He has over 30 years of experience in law and government contracts.  Mr. White has a certificate in government contracts management from UCLA, a program that was jointly sponsored by the National Contract Management Association.  After receiving this certificate, Mr. White was selected from over 500 attorney candidates to serve as Associate Campus Counsel in the UCLA Capital Programs/Contracts office.  He was subsequently promoted and became a member of the University of California General Counsel’s Office, representing the University in publicly-bid construction contract matters.

Mr. White was subsequently employed by Oceaneering Space Systems in Houston, Texas, as Manager of the Contracts and Purchasing Department.  In this position, he handled a wide variety of NASA, military, and commercial contract and subcontract matters, and served as the Division export compliance representative.  Mr. White was also a key member of Oceaneering’s proposal team for the NASA Constellation Space Suit Systems prime contract.  Following two bid protests by the incumbent contractor, and award of the contract to Oceaneering, he worked with NASA to definitize the contract, drafted 11 subcontracts, and served as Contract Manager.

Mr. White practiced law as a sole practitioner in Denver and Boulder, Colorado for approximately 10 years.  During this time, he represented clients in the Colorado district and appellate courts, and in the federal district court.  Mr. White is a member of the state bars of California and Colorado and is admitted to practice in the federal district courts of Central California and Colorado. He is also admitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. Tax Court.  He joined Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe in 2018.

Areas of Practice

Government Contracts including:

  • SBA Small Business qualifications and certifications (HubZone, 8(a))
  • GAO/Federal Court of Claims Bid Protests
  • Buy American/America Acts and Trade Agreements
  • Requests for Equitable Adjustment
  • Contract Disputes Act claims
  • Contract Terminations
  • Representation before the ASBCA and Federal Court of Claims

Export Compliance, including:

  • ITAR and EAR classifications
  • Commodity Jurisdiction Requests
  • OFAC and CFIUS filings
  • DDTC Registration and lapsed registration
  • Licensing defense article exports
  • Technical Assistance Agreements
  • Manufacturing License Agreements
  • Licensing Foreign Employees
  • Foreign investment and purchase of business
  • Voluntary Disclosures

Professional Activities

  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Air Force Association
  • International Institute of Space Law
  • Member and former Director of the National Space Society

One of Wayne’s fifth grade report cards said “Wayne is a good reader, but he needs to read something more than just science fiction.” Nonetheless, Wayne still reads and watches mostly science fiction, and his interest in space exploration has shaped his career.  After attending space conferences for approximately 20 years (Wayne’s version of a vacation), he began having technical ideas for space development. In 2003 he gave an idea to the government that is now the DARPA project Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites Robotics Servicing  In 2014 Wayne was awarded a U.S. patent for his space structure concept Patent Concept Wayne wrote the patent application and prosecuted the patent himself and he is very proud of this accomplishment.

In his spare time Wayne enjoys hiking, camping, running, swimming and socializing with friends.  Wayne is a Broncos fan and enjoys watching them win football games. Go Broncos!