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Max V. Kidalov
Assistant Professor, Procurement Law & Policy
Mail Code: GB/Km
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3254
Email: mkidalov (at) nps.navy.mil
Web: www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/GSBPP/AboutUs/Faculty/index.html
EDUCATION:
LL.M - George Washington University School of Law, 2010
Government Procurement Law
JD - University of South Carolina School of Law, 1999
BS - University of South Carolina, 1996
Business Economics & Finance
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • Assistant Professor, Procurement Law & Policy, 2009-present
  • Legal instructor/advisor on anti-corruption, procurement law, and law of armed conflict with the U.S. Forces-Iraq, Advise & Train and the NATO/Partnership for Peace Building Integrity Initiative
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • Corporate Vice President & General Counsel and trade association executive in the defense industry (2007-2008)
  • Counsel with responsibilities for procurement, innovation, and oversight, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship (2004-2007)
  • Government contracts and federal claims law attorney in private practice (2001-2004)
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Judge Loren A. Smith, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (1999-2001)
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • U.S. and international government procurement law
  • small business contracting
  • R&D contracting
  • anti-corruption
  • contractors in military operations
  • procurement fraud
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • U.S. and international government procurement law
  • small business contracting
  • R&D contracting
  • anti-corruption
  • contractors in military operations
  • procurement fraud
AWARDS:
  • Champion of Small Business Innovation award "for exemplary work on behalf of America's SBIR community" by the National Small Business Association and its Small Business Technology Council (2012)
  • honorary trophy, Director-General of Contracting, Iraq Ministry of Interior (2010)
  • Award of Appreciation, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (2006)
  • National Tibbetts Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the SBIR program," Roland Tibbetts and the Small Business Technology Council (2006)
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Advisory Council (2008-present)
  • Project Advisor and Chair, Monterey County Federal Business Opportunities, a project of Leadership Monterey Peninsula (2010-present)
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Admitted to the practice of law before the bars of the Supreme Court of South Carolina (since 1999), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (since 2000), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (since 2002).
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
  • "A New Paradigm to Address Bid Protests" Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program Report, with Francois Melese, Diana Angelis, Peter Coughlan, Raymond Franck, William Gates, C.J. LaCivita (2010)
  • "Small Business Contracting in the United States and Europe: A Comparative Assessment" Public Contract Law Journal, vol. 40, no. 2 (2011)
  • "US and European Public Procurement Policies for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME): A Comparative Perspective" Business & Politics, vol. 13, issue 4 (2011)
  • "Implementation of the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research Commercialization Pilot Program: Be All You Can Be?" Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program Report, with Kevin Hettinger and Mario Gonzalez (2011)
  • "Better Acquisition Management Through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Other Best Practices for Preventing and Resolving Bid Protests" Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program Report, with Paul Benishek, Benjamin Sheinman, and Diana Angelis (2012)
  • "US and EU SME Subcontracting Trends: Towards a Transatlantic Accountability Consensus" Journal of Public Procurement, forthcoming Issue 13, vol. 1 (2013)



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