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Alan W. H. Gourley

Partner

agourley@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2561
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Alan W. H. Gourley is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Crowell & Moring and serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the firm's Government Contracts Group. He graduated magna cum laude from Beloit College in 1977 and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Counseling

Alan counsels clients with respect to a broad range of international and government contract issues. He has extensive experience with all aspects of international contracts, both government and commercial. He counsels and defends clients with respect to compliance with U.S. export controls and sanctions regulations, the Buy American Act, Berry Amendment and Trade Agreements Act requirements, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Foreign Military Financing program, Foreign Military Sales, US AID grants and procurements, World Bank procurements and other laws and regulations applicable to international transactions. He also counsels clients concerning U.S. laws and regulations applicable to foreign investment and ownership in the United States, such as Exon-Florio and the National Industrial Security Program and with respect to investment protection provided overseas by various Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and Free Trade Agreements.

Litigation

Alan is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as in various federal district and appellate courts throughout the country. He has litigated numerous contract cases against the United States and arbitrated cases against foreign governments and international organizations. He has defended clients in qui tam and other cases under the False Claims Act as well as in various criminal grand jury and civil fraud investigations. He has also litigated investor-state disputes in arbitrations brought under commercial contracts as well as under NAFTA Chapter Eleven. He is experienced as well with the investment protections provided by international law and the Energy Charter Treaty, BITs and other Free Trade Agreements.

Bar Activities

Alan is a member of various bar associations including the American Bar Association where he is active in the Sections of Litigation, International Law & Practice, and Public Contract Law, and in the American Society of International Law.

Education

  • Beloit College (1977) magna cum laude
  • University of Virginia School of Law (1981)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

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"CFIUS Mandatory Declarations – Bye, Bye NAICS Codes; Hello "Regulatory Authorizations"," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 15, 2020). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Caroline E. Brown
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Made of Steel – New Buy American Act Rules Change Analysis and Increase Barriers to Offers of Foreign Manufactured End Products and Construction Material, Particularly for Iron or Steel Products," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 14, 2020). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Adelicia R. Cliffe, William B. O'Reilly
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Launches the "Foundational Technologies" Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)," International Trade Bulletin (August 31, 2020). Contacts: Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Chandler S. Leonard
Client Alert / Newsletter
"BIS Publishes Final "Direct Product" Rule for Huawei and Entity List Compliance Obligation Clarifications," International Trade Bulletin (August 21, 2020). Contacts: Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Brian McGrath
Client Alert / Newsletter
The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.20.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"Federal Circuit Affirms Jurisdiction Over Claim Challenging Legality of FAR Provision," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 12, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Alan W. H. Gourley, Skye Mathieson, Sean K. Griffin
Client Alert / Newsletter
"GSA Requiring Mass Modification to MAS Solicitation and Will Issue Mass Bilateral Modifications to All Multiple Award Schedule Contracts to Prohibit Use of Huawei/ZTE Equipment," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 4, 2020). Contacts: Lorraine M. Campos, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
"GSA Panel to Discuss New Section 889 Interim Rule Implementation," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 29, 2020). Contacts: Lorraine M. Campos, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
"You’re Going to Be Busy: Section 889 Chinese Telecom Prohibition Update on Interim Rule," Crowell & Moring Webinar (July 17, 2020). Presenters: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Lorraine M. Campos, Alan W. H. Gourley, Stephanie L. Crawford, and M. Yuan Zhou.
Speech/Presentation
"FAR Council Pre-Publishes 2019 NDAA Section 889(a)(1)(B) Interim Rule Further Prohibiting Use of Huawei, ZTE, and Others’ Telecommunications Technology by Contractors," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 14, 2020). Contacts: Lorraine M. Campos, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter

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