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Jonathan M. Baker

Jonathan M. Baker

Jonathan M. Baker is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office where he practices in the Government Contracts Group. Jon’s practice focuses on a variety of government contracts legal issues, including bid protests, patent and data rights, claims, terminations, and regulatory compliance. In addition to his law degree, Jon has a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Prior to attending law school, Jon served for six years as an officer in the United States Air Force.

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C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Government Contract IP Rules on Thursday, December 11

Posted in Intellectual Property
On Thursday, December 11 at 1 PM Eastern, join our Crowell & Moring attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts Legal Update: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” During this 90-minute webinar, we will provide an overview of the key principles governing the rules and regulations relating to rights in… Continue Reading

Federal Circuit Requires Government to Indemnify Contractors for CERCLA Remediation Costs Based on “Taxes” Provision in WWII Contracts

Posted in Legal Developments
Last month, the Federal Circuit decided a case over 70 years in the making.  Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and full-scale U.S. entrance into World War II, the government entered into a series of contracts with oil companies to ramp up production of aviation gasoline (“avgas”) desperately needed for the war effort. … Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on IP Rules on Wednesday, April 23

Posted in Intellectual Property
On Wednesday, April 23rd at 1 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts Legal Update: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” During this 90-minute webinar, we will provide an overview of the key principles governing the rules and regulations relating to rights in technical… Continue Reading

C&M Litigators Conduct Seminar on Bid Protest Procedure and Strategy

Posted in Bid Protest
On September 19, 2013, bid protest attorneys Amy O’Sullivan, Jonathan Baker, and Olivia Lynch will once again be teaching the “Bid Protests: Practice, Procedure and Strategy” course for Federal Publications Seminars. This full-day, CLE-eligible, seminar focuses on practice, procedure, and strategy for protests litigated at the agency-level and before the U.S. Government Accountability Office and… Continue Reading

Commercial Space Flight: Recent Turbulence and Promising Future?

Posted in Legal Developments
Over recent months, NASA’s plan to replace the space shuttle with commercial space lift has encountered some turbulence. Optimists insist that NASA’s transition to commercially-operated manned spaceflight is inevitable given the ingenuity of public private partnerships, the remarkable opportunities for profit, and the lessons of history. While this may be true, the development of a… Continue Reading

Last Day Filings at the CBCA: Time is Not on Your Side

Posted in Legal Developments
The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals reminded us last week how unforgiving the Board’s timeliness rules can be for unsuspecting contractors.  In Schunck v. General Services Administration, January 31, 2013, CBCA No. 3079, the Board dismissed the appellant’s case because it was not timely filed under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 U.S.C. § 7101,… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Intellectual Property Rules on Thursday, September 13

Posted in Intellectual Property
At 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) on September 13, 2012, Crowell & Moring attorneys John McCarthy and Jon Baker will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the key principles governing the allocation… Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers to Conduct Live Webinar on Government Contracts Intellectual Property Rules

Posted in Intellectual Property
At 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 29, 2012, Crowell & Moring partner John McCarthy and Jon Baker will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: Overview and Recent Changes.” This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the key principles governing the allocation of rights in technical… Continue Reading

Offeror’s Expired Proposal Brought Back to Life

Posted in Bid Protest
For one reason or another, the date on which an agency anticipates granting a contract award often comes and goes with no award decision being made. In these situations, contractors are often asked beforehand to extend the acceptance period of their proposals to accommodate the expected delay in award. But what happens when the contractor… Continue Reading