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J. Chris Haile

Phone: +1 202.624.2898
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

J. Chris Haile is a partner at Crowell & Moring with extensive experience in government procurement law. Mr. Haile litigates disputes and counsels clients in a broad range of government contract matters, with particular emphasis on the resolution of contract disputes. For example, Mr. Haile has represented clients in matters involving the government's breach of contract, claims for contract changes, termination for default, termination for convenience, Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) compliance and defective pricing, commercial-item procurement, contract negotiations, and bid protests. He also represents clients in other related matters, such as investigations and audits by government agencies or inspectors general (IGs), False Claims Act / qui tam relator suits, and disclosures to the U.S. Government.

Mr. Haile represents clients from many different industries, including aerospace, defense, health care, construction, telecommunications, information technology, and professional services. He also has experience involving agencies such as the Department of Defense (DOD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State, U.S. Postal Service, and the General Services Administration (GSA).

Mr. Haile has represented clients in litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in a variety of forms, including arbitration, mediation, and other binding and non-binding ADR proceedings.

Mr. Haile is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A., cum laude) and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude), where he also served as editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia; Virginia (Associate - inactive); U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims


ABA Public Contract Law Section, Member

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"CARES Act Section 3610 Relief Extended Until September 30, 2021," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 18, 2021). Contacts: J. Chris Haile, Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson
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"Defense Production Act (DPA) a Critical Component of Biden Strategy for COVID-19," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 22, 2021). Contacts: Jonathan M. Baker, Peter Eyre, Alan W. H. Gourley, J. Chris Haile, John E. McCarthy Jr., Gail D. Zirkelbach, Stephanie L. Crawford
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"National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021: Need-to-Know Provisions for Government Contractors," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 12, 2021). Contacts: Charles Baek, Jonathan M. Baker, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Stephanie L. Crawford, Peter Eyre, Christopher D. Garcia, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, J. Chris Haile, Olivia Lynch, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Michael E. Samuels
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"Making a List, Checking it Twice: OIG Report Details Contractor Payments Under Section 3610 of the CARES Act," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 16, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek, John Nakoneczny
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"The Basics of Commercial Item Contracting and the GSA FSS Contract," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics Webinar (September 24, 2020). Presenters: Adelicia R. Cliffe, J. Chris Haile, Rina M. Gashaw, and William B. O'Reilly.
"New DoD Guidance Clarifies, and Restricts, Recovery under ยง 3610," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 20, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Skye Mathieson, Alexandra Barbee-Garrett
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"White House Delegates Title III DPA Authority to U.S. International Development Finance Corporation," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 15, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Alan W. H. Gourley, J. Chris Haile, John E. McCarthy Jr., Gail D. Zirkelbach, Stephanie L. Crawford
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"Updated Section 3610 Guidance," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 1, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek
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"DPA Authority Delegated to Department of Agriculture to Combat Food Supply Chain Threat," Government Contracts Bullet Points (April 29, 2020). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, J. Chris Haile, John E. McCarthy Jr., Gail D. Zirkelbach, Stephanie L. Crawford
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"Guidance for the Federal Contractor in Dealing with a Financially-Distressed Subcontractor During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic," Corporate Alert (April 28, 2020). Contacts: Monique D. Almy, J. Chris Haile, Randall L. Hagen
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