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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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"Raise Confirmed! DoD Finalizes Doubling of CPSR Threshold," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 10, 2020). Contacts: Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest
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"Awardee's Reliance on Incumbent Employee Who Had Never Been Contacted Constitutes a Material Misrepresentation of Proposed Staff," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 7, 2020). Contacts: Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Mark A. Ries, Charles Baek, Stephanie L. Crawford, Nicole Owren-Wiest
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"Costs and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Mana Lombardo; Panelists: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, and Catherine Shames.
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"In the Land of the Disfavored: FAR Council Issues Proposed Rule on Avoiding Usage of LPTA," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 11, 2019). Contacts: Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
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"At Last! Proposed Amendments to the FAR Reflecting Increased MPT, SAT and TINA Thresholds," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 10, 2019). Contacts: Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
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"Court of Federal Claims Grants Summary Judgment in Affordable Care Act "Reinsurance" Litigation," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 8, 2019). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Daniel W. Wolff, Clifton S. Elgarten, Monica DiFonzo Sterling, Charles Baek, A. Xavier Baker, Skye Mathieson
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Show Me the Value: DFARS Proposes Rule on Market Research and Value-Based Price Reasonableness Determination," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 4, 2019). Contacts: Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Government Charged With Knowledge of Unapproved Subcontractors Listed on Invoices," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 2, 2019). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek, Catherine O. Shames
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"Accounting Cost & Pricing Compliance and Pitfalls," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Herndon, VA (September 18, 2019). Presenters: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Michael G. Gruden, and Catherine O. Shames.
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"DCAA Materiality Standards for Incurred Cost Audits," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 1, 2019). Contacts: Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
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