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Nkechi Kanu

Counsel

nkanu@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2872
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Nkechi A. Kanu is a counsel 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.

Education

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

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia

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"The Top FCA Developments of 2019," GSA Schedule Bullet Points (January 30, 2020). Contacts: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Nkechi Kanu, Payal Nanavati
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel and 26 to Counsel Positions (Jan.02.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"Procurement Fraud and Enforcement," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Nkechi A. Kanu; Panelists: Trina Fairley Barlow, Brian Tully McLaughlin, David B. Robbins, and Gail D. Zirkelbach.
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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
Client Alert / Newsletter
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
Client Alert / Newsletter
"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.
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"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, Tiffany Wynn, Lorraine M. Campos
Client Alert / Newsletter
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
"Let’s Talk FCA: Civil Investigative Demands (February 2019)," Podcast: Let's Talk FCA (February 15, 2019). Contacts: Mana Elihu Lombardo, Nkechi Kanu
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