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Payal Nanavati

Phone: +1 202.624.2580
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Payal Nanavati is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Payal’s government contracts practice focuses on contract claims/disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), and bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Her health care practice includes regulatory compliance governing digital health initiatives and fraud and abuse.

Payal’s recent representative matters include:

  • Representing a major defense contractor in defending against a defective pricing claim at the ASBCA.
  • Representing clients in protests of procurement decisions in front of the GAO.
  • Representing a hospital system in disclosing potential overpayments pursuant to the HHS OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol.
  • Providing regulatory counseling and preparing and submitting regulatory filings associated with the acquisition of two academically affiliated hospitals.
  • Drafting comments for a health care client’s response to agencies’ Requests for Information seeking input about changes to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.

Payal’s recent pro bono representation includes a client seeking legal immigration status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Payal received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where she served as a staff member for the Journal of Gender and Law. Payal graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in business administration and global studies.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. (2013) highest honors
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (2017)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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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, Dalal Hasan, Tiffany Wynn, Lorraine M. Campos
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"DoD Increases DCMA Cybersecurity Responsibilities: DCMA to Implement and Assess Company-Wide Cyber Compliance," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Legal Forum (February 21, 2019). Authors: Evan D. Wolff, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Payal Nanavati and Judy Choi.
"The Top FCA Developments Of 2018," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 4, 2019). Contacts: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jason M. Crawford, Sarah A. Hill, Payal Nanavati
Client Alert/Newsletter
"FEATURE COMMENT: The Top FCA Developments Of 2018," The Government Contractor (January 23, 2019). Authors: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jason M. Crawford, Sarah A. Hill, and Payal Nanavati.
"MA/PDP Star Ratings: Proposed Technical Changes for 2020," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (November 8, 2018). Authors: A. Xavier Baker, Barbara H. Ryland, Joe Records and Payal Nanavati.
"DoD Rescinds IR&D "Technical Interchange" Requirement," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 4, 2018). Contacts: Judy Choi, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Payal Nanavati
Client Alert/Newsletter
"FY 2019 NDAA," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 15, 2018). Contacts: J. Chris Haile, Peter Eyre, Judy Choi, Nkechi Kanu, Monica DiFonzo Sterling, Laura J. Mitchell Baker, Anuj Vohra, Lauren H. Williams, Payal Nanavati
Client Alert/Newsletter
"ASBCA Dismisses Appeal for Lack of Jurisdiction After Government Claim Rescinded," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 9, 2018). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, Payal Nanavati
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Incumbent Employees’ Self-Disclosure of Salaries is Not a Procurement Integrity Act Violation," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Legal Forum (May 23, 2018). Authors: Olivia Lynch and Payal Nanavati.
"FDA’s Medical Device Safety Action Plan," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (May 8, 2018). Authors: Jodi G. Daniel, Maya Uppaluru, Traci Vitek and Payal Nanavati.

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