Crowell & Moring LLP

Government Contracts Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Sophisticated federal and state government contracting group, providing expert advice on the full range of regulatory and transactional concerns. Fields a strong bench of seasoned practitioners with diverse litigation capabilities, notably in the areas of bid protests and costs disputes. Boasts a broad range of industry expertise with clients spanning defense and aerospace to private equity and healthcare. Frequently sought out to conduct internal investigations and defend government contractors facing exclusion.

Strengths One impressed client says: "They have an incredibly deep bench of talent, excel across the board at customer service and understand how to provide advice and counseling relevant to real-world business problems."

Another source adds: "Crowell & Moring is the go-to firm for US government contracts. They do excellent work, are extremely responsive and achieve great results. They also have a very deep bench, with significant expertise in every subspecialty."

"Their range of expertise is unmatched as it relates to government and regulatory matters," reports one client, who also describes the team as "extremely bright, very knowledgeable and trustworthy."

Work highlights Defended a $2 billion contract award on behalf of Accenture Federal Services, issued by the Department of Energy, before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims.

Notable practitioners


Adelicia Cliffe
has a growing reputation for her government contracts practice, with specialist knowledge of Trade Agreements Act compliance and GSA schedule concerns. An impressed client reports: "She has invaluable expertise across the government contract spectrum and is extremely responsive."


Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan
is described by clients as an "outstanding individual," who is "very persuasive, clear and someone we trust implicitly." Her particular areas of focus include bid protests, which are regularly brought before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims.


Daniel Forman
is recognized for his prowess in bid protests, arguing high-stakes cases before the Court of Federal Claims. He also has significant experience guiding government contractors through internal investigations. Clients say: "Dan’s advice demonstrates a robust understanding of the underlying law," and "he delivers outstanding legal work product."

Interviewees describe
John McCarthy
as "an excellent protests lawyer," and is sought out by clients to defend major contract awards. He has notable experience handling protests before the Government Accountability Office.


Nicole Owren-Wiest
assists clients on a range of government contract matters, including bid protests, cost accounting and compliance. An impressed client says: "Nicole has been a true adviser to our company, providing advice directly in response to our questions and seeing beyond our immediate needs."


Peter Eyre
is credited for his wide-ranging expertise in the space, described by sources as a "go-to lawyer for all things government contracts." He has a notable transactional practice, advising clients on complex due diligence and contract negotiations. He also assists government contractors with litigation and large internal investigations.


Thomas Humphrey
is an eminent figure in the market, well known for his extensive knowledge of government contract matters. Interviewees say: "Tom Humphrey is a master of bid protests. He is aggressive and strategic in his approach to protests."