Compliance Officer and Director of Contracts
Empowering compliance and security solutions while mitigating risk.
Nishat Azam, Esq., is an experienced attorney with the ability to concurrently launch, manage, coordinate, oversee, strategize and organize projects ranging from 20- 350 personnel. She has substantial knowledge of, and experience with, contracting vehicles, certifications and compliance relative to the Department of Defense, Department of State, GSA, Department of Transportation, among others. Her experience extends to contract and license negotiations, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Principles, Cost Accounting Standards, and the policies, procedures and practices that go with them.
Much of Ms. Azam’s work has involved government contracting, both as an attorney and as a consultant helping clients prepare for and comply with government regulations, certifications, policies, procedures and performance. She has in-depth expertise and experience with FAR, DFAR, NIST 800-171 and ITAR regulations for Federal government contractors.
Ms. Azam is also an experienced litigator, with extensive international trade experience and case experience, in the Virginia general district and circuit civil courts, the DC Superior Court and Court of Appeals and in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She holds bar admissions privileges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and the State of Florida and is accepted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has served as in-house and outside counsel to a wide variety of manufacturing and consulting firms.
Ms. Azam earned her LL.M in International Law with concentration on International Trade from the Stetson University College of Law and her Juris Doctor at the Barry University School of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science from the University of South Florida.