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Erin Rankin

Phone: +1 202.624.2590
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Erin Rankin is counsel in the Government Contracts Group and is experienced in resolving government contract disputes with a particular focus on cost allowability, cost accounting issues, and DCAA audit findings. Erin also advises clients on all aspects of FAR and DFARS compliance in connection with the administration, performance, and closing out of government contracts. Erin has extensive experience representing government contractors before the Boards of Contract Appeals, defending companies against False Claims Act allegations, conducting internal investigations, and advocating for clients in mandatory disclosures and suspension and debarment proceedings.


  • The Ohio State University, B.A. (2006) magna cum laude
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2009) with honors


Admitted to practice: Virginia, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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"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.
"The ASBCA Rejects the Navy’s Attempt to Use a Default Termination as a Sword and Shield," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 4, 2021). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Erin Rankin, Matthew D. Lewis
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"You Snooze, You Lose: Contractor’s Compensation Costs are Not Expressly Unallowable When the Government Delayed in Setting Annual Cap," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 16, 2021). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, Erin Rankin, Catherine O. Shames
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"Accounting, Cost, and Pricing," OOPS 2021, Crowell & Moring's 37th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (May 12, 2021). Presenters: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, Erin Rankin, and Catherine O. Shames.

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