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Anuj Vohra

Partner

avohra@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2502
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Anuj Vohra litigates high-stakes disputes on behalf of government contractors in federal and state court, and maintains an active bid protest practice before the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He also assists clients with an array of issues related to contract formation (including subcontracts and teaming agreements), regulatory compliance, internal and government-facing investigations, suspension and debarment, organizational conflicts of interest (“OCIs”), intellectual property and data rights, and the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”).

Prior to entering private practice, Anuj spent six years as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch. At DOJ, he was a member of the Bid Protest Team—which handles the department’s largest and most complex protests—and served as lead counsel in dozens of matters representing the United States in commercial disputes before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Recent Representative Matters:

Court of Federal Claims/Federal Circuit Bid Protests:

  • Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp. v. United States, No. 20-835 (Oct. 28, 2020) – Successful defense of protest challenging CMS award of ten-year contract for Medicare Administrative Contractor (“MAC”) services.
  • NIKA Technologies, Inc. v. United States, No. 20-299 (Apr. 16, 2020) – Successful protest of Army refusal to implement Competition in Contracting Act’s automatic stay of proceedings following timely filing of GAO protest. Decision clarified timeliness rules for protest filing following participation in Department of Defense’s extended debriefing process.
  • PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services, LLC, No. 19-1205 (Sep. 24, 2019)—Defeated government motion to dismiss protest of Army award in $82 billion Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (“LOGCAP”) V procurement. The Decision clarified scope of Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act’s limitation on Court’s jurisdiction over task-order protests; Army subsequently took corrective action.  
  • National Government Services, Inc. v. United States, No. 18-1927 (May 2, 2019)—Successful appeal to Federal Circuit (following protest denials at GAO and Court of Federal Claims) challenging CMS solicitation provision limiting competition in violation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Part 6.
  • URS Federal Services, Inc. v. United States, No. 18-1715 (Apr. 5, 2019)—Successful defense of protest challenging NASA award of $500 million contract for base operations support services at Kennedy Space Center.
  • RMGS, Inc. v. United States, No. 18-1260 (Nov. 28, 2018)—Successful defense of protest challenging awards of State Department contracts to provide overseas training and logistics support.
  • DZSP 21 LLC v. United States, No. 18-86 (Mar. 29, 2018); DZSP 21 LLC v. United States, No. 18-705 (Aug. 10, 2018)—Multiple successful protests of Navy award of $400 million contract for base support services in Guam. As a result of protests, the Navy was required to cancel the subject solicitation, resulting in an extension of client’s incumbent contract. 

GAO Bid Protests:

  • Gemmo S.p.A, B-416864.3 (Sep. 19, 2019)—Successful defense of protest challenging Navy award to client of $60 million contract for base-support services in Italy.
  • Redhorse Corporation, B-417268 (Mar. 21, 2019)—Successful defense of Department of Energy award of $23 million Blanket Purchase Agreement.
  • Raytheon Company, B-416211 et al (July 10, 2018)—Successful defense of protest challenging Army award of $1.2 billion contract for training simulation and maintenance program.
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., B-416181 (July 2, 2018)—Successful defense of protest challenging Army award of $300 million contracts for computer hardware/software solutions. 
  • Next Tier Concepts, Inc., B-414337 (May 15, 2017)—Successful protest of Office of Personnel Management award of $117 million contract for investigative support services.

Other Representative Matters

  • In the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, successful defense of protest challenging award of contract by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for escalator replacement work. 
  • Assisted contractor in internal investigation and subsequent contract negotiations with Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, represented contractor in defensive FOIA litigation.
  • In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, represented subcontractor in litigation against prime related to construction of City of Norfolk Consolidated Courthouse. 
  • In the Court of Federal Claims, represented renewable-energy company in valuation dispute with U.S. Department of Treasury related to grant payments required by American Recovery and Reinstatement Act.
  • In the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, represented contractor in breach of contract action brought by subcontractor related to performance on contract for Department of Defense.
  • Before the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Procurement, successfully protested multi-million dollar contract award for security and maintenance services.
  • Counseled Department of Defense contractor regarding mandatory disclosure obligations; prepared formal disclosure statement.
  • Represented contractor in suspension and debarment proceedings before the U.S. Air Force; obtained written determination of present responsibility from Air Force Suspension and Department Official.

While at the Department of Justice, Anuj served as lead counsel on behalf of the United States in the following matters:

  • IBM Corp., US Federal v. United States, No. 11-33 (Court of Federal Claims, Dec. 1, 2011)—Successful defense of Department of Veterans Affairs’ award of $12 billion, multi-award task order contracts for IT support services.
  • Harris Patriot Healthcare Solutions, LLC v. United States, No. 10-708 (Court of Federal Claims, Dec. 14, 2010)—Dismissing as moot bid challenge to Department of Interior’s override of Competition in Contracting Act’s automatic stay of proceedings.
  • Biltmore Forest Broadcasting, Inc. v. United States, No. 08-5055 (Federal Circuit, Feb. 10, 2009)—Affirming trial court dismissal of challenge to award of broadcasting license by U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
  • Lumetra v. United States, No. 08-663 (Court of Federal Claims, Nov. 9, 2008)—Denying bid protest challenging Department of Health and Human Services award of $30 million contract for Medicare quality control services.
  • Four-day, $77 million damages trial in Court of Federal Claims defending U.S. Department of Energy in breach of contract action brought by major energy company arising from sale of government’s interest in jointly owned oil-and-gas reserve.

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A.
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Co-Chair, Bid Protest Committee
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association

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"File Your Pre-Award Protest Early. Just Not Too Early.," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 23, 2021). Contacts: Anuj Vohra, Cherie J. Owen, Issac D. Schabes
Client Alert / Newsletter
"GAO Releases Annual Bid Protest Report to Congress for FY 2021, Identifies New “Top Ground” for Sustains," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 18, 2021). Contacts: Anuj Vohra, Cherie J. Owen
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Source Selection and Bid Protests: Pre-and Post-Award Considerations," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts 101 Seminar 2021 (October 22, 2021). Speakers: Robert J. Sneckenberg, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Anuj Vohra, and Daniel R. Forman.
Speech/Presentation
"FOIA for Government Contractors," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts 101 Seminar 2021 (October 20, 2021). Speakers: Anuj Vohra, Daniel W. Wolff, Monica DiFonzo Sterling, and Abigail Strokes.
Speech/Presentation
"FEATURE COMMENT: COFC Pushes Back on GAO Waiver and Cost-Realism Analyses," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 14, 2021). Contacts: Robert J. Sneckenberg, Anuj Vohra, William B. O'Reilly, Karla V. Perez Chacon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"COFC Refuses to Expand Blue & Gold and Requires Army to Consider Performance Risk in Cost Realism Evaluation," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 20, 2021). Contacts: Anuj Vohra, Robert J. Sneckenberg, William B. O'Reilly, Karla V. Perez Chacon, John E. McCarthy Jr.
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Multiple Post-Argus Decisions Hold No “Assurance of Confidentiality” Required for FOIA Exemption 4," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 6, 2021). Contacts: Daniel W. Wolff, Anuj Vohra, John E. McCarthy Jr., Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"White House Announces New COVID Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Contractors Working at Federal Facilities," (July 30, 2021). Contacts: Trina Fairley Barlow, Peter Eyre, Thomas P. Gies, Kris D. Meade, Rebecca L. Springer, Anuj Vohra, Rachel Lesser
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DoD Advances Proposed Rule on Enhanced Debriefings," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 24, 2021). Contacts: Jonathan M. Baker, John E. McCarthy Jr., Anuj Vohra, Christian N. Curran, Rina M. Gashaw
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FOIA for Government Contractors," OOPS 2021, Crowell & Moring's 37th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (May 12, 2021). Presenters: Anuj Vohra, Daniel W. Wolff, Monica DiFonzo Sterling, and Abigail (Abi) Stokes.
Speech/Presentation

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