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Crowell & Moring Partner Steve McBrady Named Law360 2018 Government Contracts "MVP of the Year"

Washington – December 11, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Steve McBrady, a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts Group, has been named a Law360 2018 “MVP of the Year” in the government contracts category. The editors selected winners from nearly 1,000 submissions across 35 practice areas who have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.

Law360 highlighted McBrady’s leadership in litigation matters, including a high-profile set of Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction payment cases. Most notably, he secured a win for Montana Health Co-op when the Court of Federal Claims ruled in a case of first impression that the federal government owed the nonprofit health insurance cooperative $5.3 million in ACA cost-sharing reduction payments—a decision establishing that the payments were mandatory under the ACA, despite Congress failing to appropriate specific funding.

McBrady told Law360 that the ACA-related cases are some of his most challenging. “All things related to the ACA are under the microscope,” McBrady said. “Our clients went into the exchanges and performed exactly as the law required and are now in court trying to enforce the government’s obligation to perform as the government was required. These are not easy cases, but they’re really important.”

McBrady also cited his positive relationships with Government counsel as a value-add to his clients, given the long-term relationships his clients have with the Government. “I tend not to litigate in a very acrimonious way, we try to disagree without being disagreeable.”

Outside of the courtroom, McBrady works to mentor young and diverse lawyers throughout the firm, and develop talent in the firm’s government contracts practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group steering committee.

Click here to read McBrady's MVP profile.

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About Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group

For 40 years, Crowell & Moring's nationally recognized Government Contracts Group has set the standard for effective legal guidance in this highly complex arena. With approximately 60 attorneys, it is one of the largest and most reputable government contracts practices in the United States and worldwide. The group's experience covers virtually every aspect of the increasingly complex and heavily regulated government contracts and grants process, from entering the government marketplace and bidding on public contracts to complying with complex regulatory regimes and performing contracts, litigating disputes, and handling terminations. Follow the group on Twitter at @GovConCrowell.

About Crowell & Moring LLP 

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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