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J. Chris Haile

J. Chris Haile

J. Chris Haile is a partner at Crowell & Moring with extensive experience in government procurement law. Chris litigates disputes and counsels clients in a broad range of government contract matters, with particular emphasis on the resolution of contract disputes. Chris has represented clients in matters involving the government’s breach of contract, claims for contract changes, termination for default, termination for convenience, the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) and defective pricing, prime- and sub- contract negotiations, and commercial-item procurements. He also represents clients in other related matters, such as investigations and audits by government agencies or inspectors general (IGs), False Claims Act / qui tam relator suits, and mandatory disclosures to the U.S. Government.

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Contract and Grant Freezes at EPA: What Contractors and Awardees Can Do to Prepare, and to Protect Themselves

Posted in Legal Developments
Many companies who work with government agencies are concerned this week as several news outlets have run stories about contract and grant “freezes” at the Environmental Protection Agency and potentially at other agencies.  The new administration has provided few details about the freezes, their objectives, the programs affected, or whether there are more to come. … Continue Reading

Claims Recovery Under Government Contracts

Posted in Claims
On Thursday, November 19, Crowell & Moring attorneys will discuss using contractor claims as a recovery mechanism under U.S. Government contracts on WFED radio. Listen in at 12:30 pm EST as these practitioners discuss how contractors can use claims as part of an overall strategy to ensure that both parties comply with contract terms and… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Government Contract Changes on Wednesday, May 16

Posted in Legal Developments
At 1 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Crowell & Moring government contracts attorneys Chris Haile and Brian Tully McLaughlin will be conducting a webinar entitled “Government Contract Changes:  How They Impact Your Bottom Line” on behalf of L2 Federal Resources.  During this 90-minute webinar, Chris and Tully will address common types of changes… Continue Reading