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Charles Baek

Associate

cbaek@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2894
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Charles Baek is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Government Contracts Group. 

Charles represents government contractors in both litigation and counseling matters. His practice focuses on contract claims/disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), federal regulatory and ethics compliance and due diligence, bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and False Claims Act (FCA) investigations. His practice also includes state contracting due diligence and litigation before the Court of Federal Claims.

Recent Representative Matters:

  • Represents a major defense contractor in an ASBCA claim litigation.
  • Represents multiple healthcare-industry companies in connection with claims litigations regarding the Affordable Care Act.
  • Represents a major technology company in an internal investigation regarding potential FCA violations.
  • Represents a major insurance company in an internal investigation regarding potential FCA violations.
  • Represents a government contractor in connection with a CDA claim litigation.
  • Represents a government contractor in connection with alleged Small Business Act (SBA) violations.
  • Counseled a major aviation-industry company relating to clearance issues.

Charles also maintains an active pro bono practice. He currently represents a client seeking asylum in the U.S. after fleeing persecution based on his political opinions.

Charles received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2015. During law school, he served as a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal. Prior to law school, he received his Bachelor of Commerce in business management from the University of British Columbia.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, B.Com. (2011)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2015)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia, New York

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"Updated Section 3610 Guidance," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 1, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Health Plans in Landmark $13 Billion Affordable Care Act Case," Government Contracts Bullet Points (April 28, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Daniel W. Wolff, Clifton S. Elgarten, Jacinta Alves, A. Xavier Baker, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek
Client Alert / Newsletter
Maine Community Health Options Wins U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Enforcing Government Payment Obligation Under Affordable Care Act ‘Risk Corridor’ Cases (Apr.28.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"DoD Issues Class Deviation Regarding Implementation of Section 3610 of the CARES Act," Government Contracts Bullet Points (April 10, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Stephen J. McBrady, Nkechi Kanu, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The DoD Issues Memo Regarding Section 3610 of the CARES Act; Implementing Guidance to Follow," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 31, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Michelle D. Coleman, Nkechi Kanu, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek, John Nakoneczny
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“COVID-19 Stimulus Law”) Section 3610 — Seeking Relief When Contractor Employees Cannot Perform as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 30, 2020). Presenters: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Nkechi A. Kanu, and Charles Baek.
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"Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) Section 3610 — Billing and Contractual Relief for Government Contractors When Employees Cannot Work due to the COVID-19 Pandemic," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 27, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, J. Chris Haile, Stephen J. McBrady, Michelle D. Coleman, Nkechi Kanu, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"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
"Protecting Work Product: When the Threat of Litigation Is Too Remote for Privilege," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 6, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Stephen M. Byers, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek, 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, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek
Client Alert / Newsletter

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