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Christian N. Curran

Counsel

ccurran@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2543
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Christian N. Curran is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Government Contracts Group. His practice focuses on government contracts litigation and counseling, including bid protests, government investigations, and compliance with federal and state procurement laws and regulations.

Christian has broad experience in the government contracts arena, including bid protest litigation at both the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, contract claims before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, prime-sub disputes, internal investigations, mandatory disclosures, transactional due diligence, Defense Contract Audit Agency audits, and compliance assessments. He also has experience in both traditional litigation and alternative dispute resolution forums, including international arbitration and mediation, and administrative proceedings before various government agencies. 

Representative Experience

  • Represented government contractors in investigations relating to alleged violations of the civil False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, and the Trade Agreements Act.
  • Represented government contractors on bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims (both protestors and intervenors).
  • Represented government contractors on investigations and mandatory disclosures provided to various inspector general offices and federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
  • Resolved several prime-sub disputes for a major government contractor through both arbitration and mediation proceedings.
  • Conducted transactional due diligence and counseling for acquisitions and sales of government contractors.
  • Reviewed contractor compliance programs and provided practical advice and gap analyses for contractors overhauling their compliance regimes.

Christian also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing service disabled veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Board of Veterans Appeals, and volunteering for legal clinics run by the D.C. Bar.

Christian is a graduate of the American University (B.A. cum laude, with university honors), where he received his degree in political science and C.L.E.G. (Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and was a student athlete with the American University Rowing Club. He also helped found, and is still actively involved in, the Friends and Alumni of American University Rowing organization (providing alumni support to the club). Christian received his law degree from the Catholic University of America (J.D. cum laude),  where he also served as a production editor on the Catholic University Law Review.

Education

  • American University, B.A. (2005) cum laude
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. (2011) cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, Department of Veterans Affairs accreditation to practice before the Board of Veterans Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

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"All Things Protest: Stay Override Challenge in a Pandemic-Related Procurement (December 2020)," Podcast: All Things Protest (December 22, 2020). Contacts: Olivia Lynch, Eric M. Ransom, Christian N. Curran
Client Alert / Newsletter
"All Things Protest: Competitive Foosball Gets Procurement Kicked (October 2020)," Podcast: All Things Protest (October 29, 2020). Contacts: Anuj Vohra, Christian N. Curran, Robert J. Sneckenberg
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Pre-Award Protest Challenges: Terms, Acquisition Approach, and Timeliness Traps," United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia," OOPS 20/20 - Setting Your Sights (October 21, 2020). Presenters: Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Eric M. Ransom, Christian N. Curran, and Zachary Schroeder.
Speech/Presentation
"All Things Protest: Fiscal Year Focus Areas (September 2020)," Podcast: All Things Protest (September 29, 2020). Contacts: Olivia Lynch, Christian N. Curran, Robert J. Sneckenberg
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The 101 of 101: The Foundations of Government Contracting," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics Webinar (September 21, 2020). Presenters: Lorraine M. Campos, Christian N. Curran, Gabrielle Trujillo, and Payal Nanavati.
Speech/Presentation
"All Things Protest: Not So Fast – Limitations to Removing Requirements from SBA’s 8(a) Program (August 2020)," Podcast: All Things Protest (August 31, 2020). Contacts: Olivia Lynch, Christian N. Curran
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Minimum Offer of Guaranteed Workshare Still Not Enough to Enforce Teaming Agreement," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 31, 2020). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Anuj Vohra, Charles Baek, Laura J. Mitchell Baker, Christian N. Curran
Client Alert / Newsletter
"GAO Issues Rare Sustain of a Corrective Action Protest," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 17, 2020). Contacts: John E. McCarthy Jr., Christian N. Curran, Rina M. Gashaw, William B. O'Reilly
Client Alert / Newsletter
"All Things Protest: Out of Bounds - Agency Boundaries in Technical Evaluations (July 2020)," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 30, 2020). Contacts: Christian N. Curran, Robert J. Sneckenberg
Client Alert / Newsletter
"All Things Protest: Watch Out for Waiver (June 2020)," Podcast: All Things Protest (June 29, 2020). Contacts: Christian N. Curran, Robert J. Sneckenberg, William B. O'Reilly
Client Alert / Newsletter

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