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Christopher D. Garcia

Phone: +1 202.688.3450
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Christopher Garcia is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where he is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group. 

As part of his government contracts practice, Chris conducts internal investigations regarding False Claims Act issues and responds to related government inquiries and investigative demands. Chris also assists clients with technology-related issues, including counseling clients in the areas of patents and data rights, and responding to government challenges to technical data and computer software rights assertions. In addition, Chris performs government contracts due diligence for buyers in transactional matters, representing government contractors in a range of industries. As part of the firm’s State and Local Practice, Chris also counsels clients on state and local procurement issues, including reviewing state and local opportunities and assisting with state and local level bid protests.

Chris earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif. He was also a Sayre Macneil Scholar, a member of the Dean’s List, and elected to serve on the executive board for the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.

While in law school, Chris worked as an extern for the Honorable Kim M. Wardlaw on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Peter C. Lewis in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He also volunteered as a mentor for Loyola’s Young Lawyers program.

Chris earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with honors in political science.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (2012) with honors
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D. (2016) cum laude


Admitted to practice: California

Chris is admitted in California only, practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

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"Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Trends & Development," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Moderator: M. Yuan Zhou; Speakers: John E. McCarthy, Jr. and Christopher D. Garcia.
"USG Continues to Focus on IP," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (March 22, 2019). Authors: Christopher D. Garcia and Laura Schwartz.
"Open for Business: State and Local Government Contracting Risks & Opportunities," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Tysons, VA (March 20, 2019). Presenters: David Ginsberg, Yuan Zhou, and Christopher Garcia.
"DCMA’s Cybersecurity Oversight Takes Shape: Revised CPSR Guidebook Outlines DFARS Safeguarding Clause Audit Standards," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 6, 2019). Contacts: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, Christopher D. Garcia, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
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"Intellectual Property in U.S. Government Contracting," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Tysons, VA (February 13, 2019). Presenters: John McCarthy, Jonathan Baker, Christopher Garcia, and Yuan Zhou.
"Government Contracts Intellectual Property: Contractors Beware, Stick to Prescribed Technical Data Marking Legends," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 21, 2018). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, John E. McCarthy Jr., Jonathan M. Baker, M. Yuan Zhou, Christopher D. Garcia
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"Small Biz Get An Extra Two Years for Revenue Lookback," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 20, 2018). Contacts: Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Lorraine M. Campos, Olivia Lynch, Judy Choi, Christopher D. Garcia
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"DoD Proposes Limitations & Prohibitions on Use of LPTA Source Selection Process," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 11, 2018). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Judy Choi, Christopher D. Garcia
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"Software Development Under Government-Funded Technology Investment Agreements Is Development "Exclusively at Private Expense" Under Data Rights Clauses," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 27, 2018). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, John E. McCarthy Jr., Jonathan M. Baker, M. Yuan Zhou, Christopher D. Garcia
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"Commercial License Terms May Govern Even Without Contracting Officer Knowledge," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 30, 2018). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, John E. McCarthy Jr., Jonathan M. Baker, Skye Mathieson, M. Yuan Zhou, Christopher D. Garcia
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