Jane P. Sobota, PE, Esq.

Position: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Counsel

Education

1994 Juris Doctorate
Temple School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1983 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn, New York.

Professional Registration and Licenses

Employment

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Counsel - 1996 to Present

Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated, La Verne, California.

Responsible for budgetary planning and fiscal reporting, including long-term business planning and day-to-day financial operations; managing corporate cash flow including maintenance of accounts receivable and payable, billing, and management of lines of credit; administration of all payroll and personnel-related activities; retirement account planning and record keeping; corporate policy-making; all contracting activities including contract formation/modification negotiations and dispute resolution; managing and maintaining all government cost-accounting systems; performance of duties of Corporate Security Officer; and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Business Manager - 1994 to 1996

Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated, Hightstown, New Jersey, and Santa Rosa, California.

Performance of contracting activities including negotiations and preparation of periodic contract payment requests; maintenance of retirement account, financial and correspondence records; ensuring regulatory compliance; and participation in government audit of corporate cost accounting system.

Chief, Contract Administration Section - 1988 to 1994

Construction Services Branch, Engineering Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Responsible for administration and engineering supervision over contract administration activities conducted on all military and civil construction activities undertaken by the Philadelphia District US Army Corps of Engineers with annual work placement exceeding $80 million; provided technical and professional advice regarding construction activities; reviewed contractor and Architect-Engineer contract modification proposals and claims; negotiated equitable contract price and time adjustments and Architect Engineer contracts; prepared draft Contracting Officer Decisions on disputed matters; served as training coordinator for Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) mandated courses and monitored professional development of Branch employees; supervised a small group of professional, technical and administrative employees, and acted as expert witness and/or technical assistant to trial counsel prior to and during litigation of contract disputes. In addition to regular responsibilities, under special assignment to the Superfund Resident Office, served as Team Leader for resolution of high-profile, multi-million dollar contract claims; and acted as Team Leader for administration of multiple, complex contract issues and claims on two Superfund contracts.


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