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Partner Gail D. Zirkelbach Named to Los Angeles Business Journal's 2017 List of "Most Influential Women Lawyers"

Los Angeles – May 15, 2017: Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce that Gail D. Zirkelbach, a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts Group in Los Angeles, has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2017 list of “Most Influential Women Lawyers.” The list highlights 50 female lawyers in the Los Angeles region who have made significant accomplishments throughout their legal careers.

The publication noted Zirkelbach’s 30-plus years of experience and her record of success in litigating and investigating highly sensitive government contracts matters. In particular, her experience handling False Claims Act matters has helped cement her status as a thought leader on FCA issues within the legal profession. She was also recognized for her experience at the federal, state, and local levels in internal investigations and defense of fraud actions, and her counseling of Department of Energy laboratories and large defense companies in all ranges of government contracts and compliance issues.

Zirkelbach is a member of Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group steering committee and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Investigations practice. Additionally, she is currently co-chairing an effort through the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law section to prepare a handbook on the FCA, which is scheduled to publish this summer.

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About Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group

For nearly 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 lawyers, 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. The group publishes the Government Contracts Legal Forum blog, (, which provides legal insight on current issues for government contractors. Follow the group on Twitter at @GovConCrowell.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 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, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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