For nearly 40 years, Crowell & Moring’s nationally recognized Government Contracts Group has set the standard for effective legal guidance in this highly complex arena. With approximately 60 attorneys, it is one of the largest and most reputable government contracts practices in the United States and worldwide. The group’s experience covers virtually every aspect of the increasingly complex and heavily regulated government contracts and grants process, from entering the government marketplace and bidding on public contracts to complying with complex regulatory regimes and performing contracts, litigating disputes, and handling terminations.
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Jacinta Alves, a partner in our Washington, D.C. office, practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Jacinta’s practice includes representing and counseling health care providers, managed care organizations, and a variety of government contractors and grantees in a wide array of litigation, regulatory, and compliance matters. Her practice includes counseling and representing entities on matters related to internal and government investigations, the physician self-referral law (Stark Law), the Anti-Kickback Statute, the FCA, receipt of government overpayments, procurement and grant fraud, suspension and debarment, and other federal and state fraud and abuse issues. In 2015, Jacinta served for six months as interim General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a healthcare non-profit that provided nearly $1 billion in assistance, in part, to specifically assess the adequacy of the organization’s compliance and audit plan in light of identified risk areas.
Trina Fairley Barlow1.202.624.2830Email
Trina Fairley Barlow is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Government Contracts groups. She devotes a substantial portion of her practice to helping government contractors navigate and comply with the myriad laws, regulations, and Executive Orders which impact employers who are also government contractors. Trina’s experience includes advising federal contractors on the requirements of the Service Contract Act, as well as the Davis Bacon Act, and assisting clients with developing compliance strategies that reduce legal risks. In addition, Trina has defended and advised clients in False Claim Act (FCA) whistleblower retaliation cases and has led large internal investigations that frequently encompass a complex combination of labor and employment, government contracts, and ethics and compliance issues. In connection with such investigations and in other contexts, clients also frequently call upon Trina to assist them with developing compliant policies and internal practices that achieve business objectives while simultaneously reducing potential legal risks and exposure.
David Z. Bodenheimer is a Government Contracts Group partner and litigator in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Bodenheimer brings 33 years of hands-on experience in doing business with the federal government. Nationally ranked by Chambers USA in Government Contracts and described as “an impressive government contracts practitioner” and “a fabulous writer,” he has found solutions for clients for everything from bet-the-company cases to the day-to-day complexities of government contracting.
Lorraine M. Campos1.202.624.2786Email
Lorraine M. Campos is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group and focuses her practice on assisting clients with a variety of issues related to government contracts, government ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying laws. Lorraine regularly counsels clients on all aspects of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) programs. She also routinely advises clients on the terms and conditions of these agreements, including the Price Reduction Clause, small business subcontracting requirements, and country of origin restrictions mandated under U.S. trade agreements, such as the Trade Agreements Act and the Buy American Act. Additionally, Lorraine advises life sciences companies, in particular, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, on federal procurement and federal pricing statutes, including the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992.
Nkechi A. Kanu is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group.
Nkechi’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations involving various regulatory matters, suspension and debarment proceedings, and False Claims Act litigation. In addition, she provides affirmative and defensive claims counseling to clients in connection with complex government contracts. Her practice also includes conducting compliance reviews, counseling on regulatory and compliance matters, and performing government contracts due diligence.
Maida Oringher Lerner+1 202.624.2596Email
Maida Lerner is senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a part of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity, Government Contracts, and Environment & Natural Resources groups. Maida counsels a broad group of clients in a variety of sectors on cyber and physical security compliance and risk management, homeland security, and administrative matters, including trade associations and companies in the pipeline, transportation, government contracts, education, health care, and manufacturing sectors.
Brian Tully McLaughlin1.202.624.2628Email
Brian Tully McLaughlin is a partner in the Government Contracts Group in Washington, D.C. and a leader of the firm’s False Claims Act Practice. Tully’s practice focuses on False Claims Act investigations and litigation, particularly trial and appellate work, as well as litigation of a variety of complex claims, disputes, and recovery matters. Tully’s False Claims Act experience spans procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, defense industry fraud, and more.
Payal Nanavati is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Payal’s government contracts practice focuses on contract claims/disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), and bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Her health care practice includes regulatory compliance governing digital health initiatives and fraud and abuse.
Admitted in New York only; practicing under the supervision of DC Bar members
Evan D. Wolff+1 202.624.2615Email
Evan D. Wolff is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office where he is co-chair of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and a member of the Government Contracts Group. Evan has a national reputation for his deep technical background and understanding of complex cybersecurity legal and policy issues. Calling upon his experiences as a scientist, program manager, and lawyer, Evan takes an innovative approach to developing blended legal, technical, and governance mechanisms to prepare companies with rapid and comprehensive responses to rapidly evolving cybersecurity risks and threats. Evan has conducted training and incident simulations, developed response plans, led privileged investigations, and advised on hundreds of data breaches where he works closely with forensic investigators.