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Charles Baek

Counsel

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

Charles Baek is a counsel 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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"National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021: Need-to-Know Provisions for Government Contractors," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 12, 2021). Contacts: Charles Baek, Jonathan M. Baker, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Stephanie L. Crawford, Peter Eyre, Christopher D. Garcia, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, J. Chris Haile, Olivia Lynch, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Michael E. Samuels
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Show Me The Money (Or GFE): FAR 52.245-1 Required Contracting Officer to Consider Equitable Adjustment for Missing Equipment," (January 12, 2021). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson, Matthew D. Lewis, John Nakoneczny
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring Elects Nine New Partners and Promotes 18 to Counsel Positions (Jan.04.2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"Section 3610 of the CARES Act Extended Until March 31, 2021," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 30, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson, John Nakoneczny
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Making a List, Checking it Twice: OIG Report Details Contractor Payments Under Section 3610 of the CARES Act," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 16, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek, John Nakoneczny
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Poof There it Is: Court Invokes the Constructive Termination for Convenience Doctrine for the Government," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 18, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson
Client Alert / Newsletter
"ASBCA's FY2020 Report – A Look at the Numbers," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 10, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Trick or Treat: DCMA Poised to Take on New Role in "Helping" to Resolve TINA Disputes," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 26, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, Skye Mathieson
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Claims and Requests for Equitable Adjustment," OOPS 20/20 - Setting Your Sights (October 22, 2020). Presenters: Stephen J. McBrady, Charles Baek, Michelle D. Coleman, and John Nakoneczny.
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"Costs and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics Webinar (September 23, 2020). Presenters: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, and Charles Baek.
Speech/Presentation

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