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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: District of Columbia, New York

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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: Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert/Newsletter
"REA or Claim? Substance Over Form," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 31, 2019). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Here We Go Again: DFARS Changes to the "Only One Offer" Rule," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 30, 2019). Contacts: Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Federal Circuit Clarifies When Affirmative Defenses Must Be Submitted as Claims, and When Interest Runs," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 17, 2019). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman, Charles Baek
Client Alert/Newsletter
"FAR Council Introduces Limits on the Single-Offer Adequate Price Competition Exception," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 1, 2019). Contacts: Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert/Newsletter
"COFC Grants Summary Judgment on Statutory and Implied-in-Fact Contract Claims in ACA Litigation," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 14, 2019). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Daniel W. Wolff, Skye Mathieson, Monica DiFonzo Sterling, Charles Baek
Client Alert/Newsletter
"OMB Seeks to Jettison Defense CAS Board and De-Couple CAS and TINA," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 7, 2019). Contacts: Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Accounting, Cost, and Pricing," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Moderator: Nicole Owren-Wiest; Speakers: David Z. Bodenheimer, Charles Baek, and Elizabeth Buehler.
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"It All Adds Up: What’s New with DCAA (May 2019)," Podcast: It All Adds Up (May 7, 2019). Contacts: Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert/Newsletter

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