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Charles Baek

Counsel


Charles Baek is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Government Contracts Group. 

Charles represents government contractors in both litigation and counseling matters. His practice focuses on contract claims/disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), federal regulatory and ethics compliance and due diligence, bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and False Claims Act (FCA) investigations. His practice also includes state contracting due diligence and litigation before the Court of Federal Claims.

Charles also maintains an active pro bono practice. He currently represents a client seeking asylum in the U.S. after fleeing persecution based on his political opinions.

Charles received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2015. During law school, he served as a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal. Prior to law school, he received his Bachelor of Commerce in business management from the University of British Columbia.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, B.Com. (2011)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2015)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia, New York

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Practices

Government Contracts

Litigation & Trial

False Claims Act and Procurement Fraud

Transactions, M&A, Diligence

Government Contracts Transactions

Accounting, Cost and Pricing

Claims and Disputes Litigation

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  • Represents a major defense contractor in an ASBCA claim litigation.
  • Represents multiple healthcare-industry companies in connection with claims litigations regarding the Affordable Care Act.
  • Represents a major technology company in an internal investigation regarding potential FCA violations.
  • Represents a major insurance company in an internal investigation regarding potential FCA violations.
  • Represents a government contractor in connection with a CDA claim litigation.
  • Represents a government contractor in connection with alleged Small Business Act (SBA) violations.
  • Counseled a major aviation-industry company relating to clearance issues.
“Cost & Pricing: Our Two Cents,” GC 101: Back to Basics, Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2022). Presenters: Erin Rankin, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, and Catherine Shames.
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“The Essence of Claims,” GC 101: Back to Basics, Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2022). Presenters: Charles Baek, Eric Herendeen, Alex Barbee-Garrett, and Amanda McDowell.
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"When is the Price of a Fixed-Price Contract Not Fixed?," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 31, 2022). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, Erin Rankin, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Gov Con & Health Care: The Increasingly Overlapping Venn Diagram," Back Together Again for OOPS 2022, Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2022). Speakers: Charles Baek, Monica Sterling, and Matthew Vicinanzo.
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Legal Q and A: Federal Contracting - Getting Paid, Buy American, Understanding the Contract The Construction Broadsheet (February 3, 2022)
Press Coverage
"Cost and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts 101 Seminar 2021 (October 18, 2021). Speakers: Erin Rankin, Nicole Owren-Wiest, and Charles Baek.
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Top 7 Gov't Contracting Cases Of 2021: Midyear Report Law360 (July 19, 2021)
Press Coverage
"Federal Circuit Affirms Board Decision on Pandemic-Related Claim," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 21, 2021). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Robert J. Sneckenberg, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, John Nakoneczny, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert / Newsletter
"New Case Developments in the World of Claims," OOPS 2021, Crowell & Moring's 37th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (May 13, 2021). Presenters: Stephen J. McBrady, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, and John Nakoneczny.
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"Time is Money: Contractor’s Claims for Payment Dismissed," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 10, 2021). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, John Nakoneczny, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert / Newsletter

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