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M. Yuan Zhou

Counsel

yzhou@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2666
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

M. Yuan Zhou is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group. 

Yuan’s practice includes a wide range of investigatory, counseling, and transactional capabilities, including: internal investigations related to the False Claims Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, and other civil and criminal matters; compliance reviews and enhancing contractor compliance programs; representing clients in suspension and debarment proceedings; counseling on data rights issues, challenges, and disputes; mandatory disclosures; and providing government contracts due diligence in transactional matters. As part of the firm’s State and Local Practice, Yuan also counsels clients on state and local procurement issues, ranging from bid protests to contract negotiations with state agencies, and advises prime contractors and subcontractors on a variety of issues including prime/sub contract formation, disputes, and other government contracts issues.

Prior to law school, Yuan was a special assistant at the White House and a White House intern for the Obama Administration. She received her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where she was a Dean's Fellow, notes editor of the Public Contract Law Journal, and a member of the Moot Court Board.  

Education

  • Barnard College, B.A. psychology (2010)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2014)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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"GSA Requiring Mass Modification to MAS Solicitation and Will Issue Mass Bilateral Modifications to All Multiple Award Schedule Contracts to Prohibit Use of Huawei/ZTE Equipment," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 4, 2020). Contacts: Lorraine M. Campos, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
"GSA Panel to Discuss New Section 889 Interim Rule Implementation," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 29, 2020). Contacts: Lorraine M. Campos, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
"You’re Going to Be Busy: Section 889 Chinese Telecom Prohibition Update on Interim Rule," Crowell & Moring Webinar (July 17, 2020). Presenters: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Lorraine M. Campos, Alan W. H. Gourley, Stephanie L. Crawford, and M. Yuan Zhou.
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"FAR Council Pre-Publishes 2019 NDAA Section 889(a)(1)(B) Interim Rule Further Prohibiting Use of Huawei, ZTE, and Others’ Telecommunications Technology by Contractors," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 14, 2020). Contacts: Lorraine M. Campos, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: SBA, DoD, and COVID-19 Enforcement Trend News (July 1)," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (July 1, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, M. Yuan Zhou
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Industry & DoD Push for Delay in Implementing the Section 889(a)(1)(B) Prohibition," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 18, 2020). Contacts: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Stephanie L. Crawford
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: COVID-19 Guidance and Enforcement, DoD OIG, and FAR News (June 17)," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (June 17, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, M. Yuan Zhou
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Webinar Series: Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants, and Trade Secrets Issues for Government Contractors," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 14, 2020). Presenters: Andrew W. Bagley, Christine B. Hawes, Jillian Ambrose, and M. Yuan Zhou.
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"What Will the New Year Bring for Government Contractors?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 29, 2020). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
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Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel and 26 to Counsel Positions (Jan.02.2020)
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