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Nkechi Kanu

Phone: +1 202.624.2872
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Nkechi A. Kanu is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group.

Nkechi’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations involving various regulatory matters, suspension and debarment proceedings, and False Claims Act litigation. In addition, she provides affirmative and defensive claims counseling to clients in connection with complex government contracts. Her practice also includes conducting compliance reviews, counseling on regulatory and compliance matters, and performing government contracts due diligence.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Nkechi was a junior associate at an AmLaw 50 firm in its Global Regulatory Enforcement group. Nkechi received her B.A. in legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009 and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014.


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. legal studies (2009)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2014)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia

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"11th Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Opinion in AseraCare Affirming that Mere Differences in Reasonable Clinical Judgement Cannot Be False Under the FCA and Remanding for New Trial and Consideration of Full Record," Health Care Alert (September 13, 2019). Contacts: Jacinta Alves, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Nkechi Kanu, Roma Sharma, G. Meredith Parnell
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Crowell & Moring and ACLU Achieve Victory in Free Speech Case Challenging Gag Orders Imposed on Survivors of Police Abuse in Baltimore (Jul.12.2019)
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"A New Frontier: ASBCA Issues First Ever CPAR Decision on the Merits," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 24, 2019). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Nkechi Kanu, Michelle D. Coleman
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"Procurement Fraud, Investigations, and FCA," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 8, 2019). Moderator: David B. Robbins; Speakers: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jason M. Crawford, and Nkechi Kanu.
"DOJ Centralizes Guidance on "The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs"," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 7, 2019). Contacts: Jacinta Alves, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Nkechi Kanu, Paul Freeman, Payal Nanavati, Thomas A. Hanusik, Derek A. Hahn, Dalal Hasan, Tiffany Wynn, Lorraine M. Campos
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"Let’s Talk FCA: Civil Investigative Demands (February 2019)," Podcast: Let's Talk FCA (February 15, 2019). Contacts: Mana Elihu Lombardo, Jason M. Crawford, Nkechi Kanu
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"SOL for Whom? Supreme Court Agrees To Review Deepening Disagreement on FCA’s Statute of Limitations Tolling Provision," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 26, 2018). Contacts: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Sarah A. Hill, Nkechi Kanu
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"Mandatory Disclosures, Investigations, and the False Claims Act," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Herndon, VA (October 24, 2018). Panelists: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Trina Fairley Barlow, Jason M. Crawford, Nkechi Kanu, and Sarah A. Hill.
“Special Compliance and Ethics Considerations for Contractors,” Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2018). Presenters: Trina Fairley Barlow, David Robbins, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Jana del-Cerro, and Nkechi Kanu.
"The False Claims Act: Civil Investigative Demands and Investigations," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 12, 2018). Presenters: Laura M. Kidd Cordova, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jason M. Crawford, and Nkechi Kanu.

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