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M. Yuan Zhou

Counsel

yzhou@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2666
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

M. Yuan Zhou is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group. 

Yuan’s practice includes a wide range of investigatory, counseling, and transactional capabilities, including: internal investigations related to the False Claims Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, and other civil and criminal matters; compliance reviews and enhancing contractor compliance programs; representing clients in suspension and debarment proceedings; counseling on data rights issues, challenges, and disputes; mandatory disclosures; and providing government contracts due diligence in transactional matters. As part of the firm’s State and Local Practice, Yuan also counsels clients on state and local procurement issues, ranging from bid protests to contract negotiations with state agencies, and advises prime contractors and subcontractors on a variety of issues including prime/sub contract formation, disputes, and other government contracts issues.

Prior to law school, Yuan was a special assistant at the White House and a White House intern for the Obama Administration. She received her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where she was a Dean's Fellow, notes editor of the Public Contract Law Journal, and a member of the Moot Court Board.  

Education

  • Barnard College, B.A. psychology (2010)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2014)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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"What Will the New Year Bring for Government Contractors?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 29, 2020). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
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Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel and 26 to Counsel Positions (Jan.02.2020)
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"Data and Patent Rights When Contracting with the U.S. Government," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Christopher D. Garcia; Panelists: Jonathan M. Baker, John E. McCarthy, Jr., and M. Yuan Zhou.
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"A Practicum in Government Contracts Data Rights," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Arlington, VA (October 8, 2019). Panelists: Jonathan M. Baker, John E. McCarthy, Jr., Nicole Owren-Wiest, Christopher D. Garcia, and M. Yuan Zhou.
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"Administration Seeks Delay in Extending Government Procurement Ban on Certain Chinese Telecommunications Equipment to Federal Contractors and Grant Recipients," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 12, 2019). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Adelicia R. Cliffe, M. Yuan Zhou
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"Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Trends & Development," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Moderator: M. Yuan Zhou; Speakers: John E. McCarthy, Jr. and Christopher D. Garcia.
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"Open for Business: State and Local Government Contracting Risks & Opportunities," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Tysons, VA (March 20, 2019). Presenters: David Ginsberg, Yuan Zhou, and Christopher Garcia.
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Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year (Feb.22.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Intellectual Property in U.S. Government Contracting," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Tysons, VA (February 13, 2019). Presenters: John McCarthy, Jonathan Baker, Christopher Garcia, and Yuan Zhou.
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"DOJ Answers Key Questions About False Claims Act Reform Efforts," False Claims Bullet Points (January 30, 2019). Contacts: Mana Elihu Lombardo, M. Yuan Zhou
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