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Anuj Vohra

Partner

avohra@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2502
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Anuj Vohra represents government contractors in complex commercial disputes against federal agencies and state and local governments and maintains an active bid protest practice before the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S Court of Federal Claims. Anuj counsels his clients on an array of issues at all stages of the procurement process and during contract performance. Anuj assists his clients in government and internal investigations, claim preparation, and in appearances before agency suspension and debarment officials.

Prior to entering private practice, Anuj was a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch, where he was a member of the bid protest team. At DOJ, he served as lead counsel in dozens of matters representing the United States in complex commercial disputes before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Representative Matters:

  • Represent defense contractor in Court of Federal Claims protest challenging Navy award of $400 million contract for base support services.
  • Represent health solutions provider in Court of Federal Claims protest challenging terms of solicitations for Medicare Administrator Contracts. 
  • Next Tier Concepts, Inc., B-414337, .2 (Comp. Gen. May 15, 2017) – Successful protest of Office of Personnel Management award of $117 million contract for investigative support services.
  • Successful GAO protest of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration exclusion of client from competitive range, resulting in corrective action by agency following GAO outcome prediction. 
  • DynCorp Int’l LLC, et al., B-408554.5-.10 (Comp. Gen. Dec. 9, 2013) - Successful defense of State Department award of $1 billion contract for embassy “life support services” in Baghdad in consolidated GAO protests and related Court of Federal Claims litigation.
  • Represented energy company in Court of Federal Claims litigation in dispute over monies owed by U.S. Department of Treasury pursuant to American Recovery and Reinstatement Act.
  • Provided compliance counseling to Department of Defense contractor regarding Federal Acquisition Regulation mandatory disclosure obligations; prepared formal disclosure statement.
  • Represented Department of Defense contractor in suspension and debarment proceedings related to government contract compliance investigation; obtained determination of contractor’s present responsibility by Suspension and Debarment Official.
  • Provided government contract compliance and performance advice to Fortune 500 company.

While at the Department of Justice, Anuj served as lead counsel on behalf of the United States in the following matters:

  • IBM Corp., US Federal v. United States, 101 Fed. Cl. 746 (2011) - Successful defense of Department of Veterans Affairs’ award of $12 billion, multi-award task order contracts for IT support services.
  • Harris Patriot Healthcare Solutions, LLC v. United States, 95 Fed. Cl. 585 (2010) - dismissing as moot bid protest challenging Department of Interior’s override of Competition in Contracting Act’s automatic stay of proceedings during pendency of GAO protest.
  • Biltmore Forest Broadcasting, Inc. v. United States, 555 F.3d 1375 (Fed. Cir. 2009) – affirming trial court dismissal of challenge to award of broadcasting license by U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
  • Lumetra v. United States, 84 Fed. Cl. 532 (2008) – denying bid protest challenging Department of Health and Human Services award of $30 million contract for Medicare-related quality control services.
  • Four-day, $77 million damages trial defending U.S. Department of Energy in breach of contract action brought by major energy company arising from sale of government’s interest in jointly owned oil and gas reserve.

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A.
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Vice-Chair, Bid Protest Committee
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association

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"The Month in International Trade – June 2019," International Trade Bulletin (July 10, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, John B. Brew, Spencer Toubia, Robert Holleyman, Andrew Blasi, Eric Obscherning, Jason M. Crawford, Allegra K. Flamm, Thomas A. Lorenzen, Daniel W. Wolff, Amanda Shafer Berman, John E. McCarthy Jr., Anuj Vohra, Lauren H. Williams, G. Meredith Parnell
Client Alert/Newsletter
"SCOTUS Relaxes Definition of "Confidential" Commercial Information Exempt from FOIA," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 25, 2019). Contacts: John E. McCarthy Jr., Daniel W. Wolff, Anuj Vohra, Lauren H. Williams, G. Meredith Parnell
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Federal Circuit Clarifies Meaning of “Full and Open,” Limits on Government Ability to Manipulate the Competitive Marketplace, and Contours of FAR Part 6," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Legal Forum (June 19, 2019). Authors: Anuj Vohra, Monica DiFonzo Sterling and Karla Perez Chacon.
Publication
"Bid Protests," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Moderator: Daniel R. Forman; Speakers: Anuj Vohra, Olivia Lynch, and Robert J. Sneckenberg.
Speech/Presentation
"All Things Protest: Section 809 Panel Recommendations (March 2019)," Podcast: All Things Protest (March 29, 2019). Contacts: Olivia Lynch, Robert J. Sneckenberg, Anuj Vohra
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Section 809 Panel Proposes Significant Curtailing of Pre-Award and GAO/COFC Protest Process for Commercial-Item Acquisitions," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 18, 2019). Contacts: Mark A. Ries, Christian N. Curran, Anuj Vohra, G. Meredith Parnell
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Section 809 Panel Recommends Five Changes to Bid Protests in DoD Procurements," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 30, 2019). Contacts: G. Meredith Parnell, Anuj Vohra, Mark A. Ries, Christian N. Curran
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Government Contracts – Bid Protests Enter a Shifting Landscape," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2019 (January 9, 2019). Contributor: Anuj Vohra.
Publication
"Partial Government Shutdown Does Not Toll Filing Deadlines at GAO, Court, or Boards," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 26, 2018). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Olivia Lynch, Christian N. Curran, Anuj Vohra
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Source Selection and Bid Protests: Pre-and Post-Award Considerations," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2018). Presenters: Daniel R. Forman, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Anuj Vohra, Olivia Lynch, and Robert J. Sneckenberg.
Speech/Presentation

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