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Stephen J. McBrady

Partner

smcbrady@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2547
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Named  
"Government Contracts MVP"
by Law360 (2018)


Steve McBrady is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring and a member of the Steering Committee for the firm's 60-lawyer Government Contracts Group.

Experience

Steve leads the firm's government contractor claims litigation and recovery practice, and has extensive first-chair experience litigating cases before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), and state and federal courts around the country. In the past year, Steve’s litigation teams have won significant victories, including a $250 million contract dispute with the U.S. government, and three high-profile judgments against the U.S. government in litigation arising under the Affordable Care Act. Steve is also frequently called upon to resolve sensitive matters via alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including confidential arbitration and mediation.

In addition to his litigation practice, Steve serves as a strategic advisor to in-house counsel and corporate executives on high-stakes and "bet the company" matters. To that end, clients in the defense, health care, energy, manufacturing, and technology sectors regularly seek his advice on a wide range of issues, including complex litigation and internal investigations, due diligence in support of M&A transactions, ethics and compliance counseling, and government audits.

Steve regularly speaks at government and industry events around the country, and provides on-site training to legal and executive teams on a range of topics. His legal commentary on government-facing issues has been featured in the New York Times and various other print, radio, and television media.

Steve previously served as vice chair of the firm's Recruiting Committee, and is an active sponsor of young and diverse attorneys throughout the law firm. His focus on client service has earned numerous awards over the years, including selection to the National Law Journal's "40 Under 40" list, and the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. In 2018, Steve was selected as "Government Contracts MVP" by Law360.

Education

  • Cornell University, B.A.
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Other Affiliations 

Board of Advisors, Mayflower Foundation
Aerospace & Defense Law360 Editorial Advisory Board Member, 2014-2017

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"Double Take: The DoD OIG Recommends Attempting to Recoup $43 Million in Purportedly Expressly Unallowable Costs Not Previously Disallowed," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 13, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Application of the Spearin Doctrine Entitles Contractor to Recover FCA Litigation Costs," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 7, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, J. Chris Haile, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, John Nakoneczny
Client Alert / Newsletter
"ASBCA's FY19 Report – a Look at the Numbers," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 4, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman
Client Alert / Newsletter
"What Will the New Year Bring for Government Contractors?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 29, 2020). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
Speech/Presentation
"Curing Claim Certification Defects No Longer Limited to Technical Defects," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 8, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, John Nakoneczny
Client Alert / Newsletter
"U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument in Maine and Companion Cases," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 10, 2019). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Daniel W. Wolff, Clifton S. Elgarten, A. Xavier Baker
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring Launches Procurement Collusion Strike Force Response Team (Dec.09.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Approved: E-Signatures for CDA Claim Certifications Receive the ASBCA’s Stamp of Approval," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 30, 2019). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, John Nakoneczny
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Changes, Claims, and Terminations," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Michelle D. Coleman; Panelists: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, and Monica DiFonzo Sterling.
Speech/Presentation
Supreme Court Cheat Sheet: 9 Cases To Watch Law360 (October 9, 2019)
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