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Nkechi Kanu

Phone: +1 202.624.2872
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Nkechi A. Kanu is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group.

Nkechi’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations involving various regulatory matters, suspension and debarment proceedings, and False Claims Act litigation. In addition, she provides affirmative and defensive claims counseling to clients in connection with complex government contracts. Her practice also includes conducting compliance reviews, counseling on regulatory and compliance matters, and performing government contracts due diligence.

Nkechi has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in government contracts.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Nkechi was a junior associate at an AmLaw 50 firm in its Global Regulatory Enforcement group. Nkechi received her B.A. in legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009 and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014.


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. legal studies (2009)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2014)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia

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"Procurement Fraud/FCA/Investigations," OOPS 2021, Crowell & Moring's 37th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (May 13, 2021). Presenters: Mana Elihu Lombardo, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Warrington Parker, Michael Shaheen, Gail D. Zirkelbach, and Nkechi Kanu.
"A Look at the Top False Claims Act Developments of 2020," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 24, 2021). Presenters: Michael Shaheen, Nkechi Kanu, and Payal Nanavati.
"Part 2 - A Look at the Top False Claims Act Developments of 2020," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 18, 2021). Presenters: Michael Shaheen, Nkechi Kanu, and Payal Nanavati.
"Part 1 - A Look at the Top False Claims Act Developments of 2020," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 9, 2021). Presenters: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jared Engelking, Lyndsay A. Gorton, and Nkechi Kanu.
"The Top FCA Developments of 2020," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 1, 2021). Contacts: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Lyndsay A. Gorton, Nkechi Kanu
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"The DoD's Own Cyber Monday: Defense Department Releases CMMC Assessment Guides," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 9, 2020). Contacts: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, Nkechi Kanu, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Christopher R. Hebdon
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"Procurement Fraud/FCA/Investigations," OOPS 20/20 - Setting Your Sights (October 22, 2020). Presenters: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Preston L. Pugh, Nkechi A. Kanu, and Jared Engelking.
"Procurement Fraud and Enforcement," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics Webinar (September 24, 2020). Presenters: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Rebecca L. Springer, Nkechi A. Kanu, and Matthew Vicinanzo.
"Fastest 5 Minutes: Section 889, Federal Network Security, and COVID Fraud News (August 13)," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (August 13, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Nkechi Kanu
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The National Law Journal Names Crowell & Moring to 2020 Pro Bono Hot List (May.06.2020)
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