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Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group Named a 2020 Law360 Practice Group of the Year

Washington – December 22, 2020: Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group has been selected as a Law360 2020 Practice Group of the Year. The group was recognized for its “deft navigation this year of politically complex deals,” including efforts to help clients respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and an Affordable Care Act “risk corridors” victory at the Supreme Court. This is the eleventh consecutive year that the group has earned this honor.

“We are proud of this recognition from Law360, particularly in a year of unprecedented challenges for our clients,” said Daniel R. Forman, co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts Group. “Our broad, deep, and diverse bench of lawyers is well-situated to help them navigate their most pressing issues, both during the pandemic and beyond.”

Law360 spotlighted the group’s accomplishments from the past year, including serving as General Motors’ lead counsel in negotiations with the federal government as the company quickly pivoted to manufacture ventilators to help combat the pandemic. The firm scored a victory for Maine Community Health Options when the U.S. Supreme Court in April handed down an 8-1 decision in favor of Affordable Care Act insurers, putting the government on the hook for approximately $12 billion worth of "risk corridor" payments.

In another high-profile matter, the firm successfully intervened on behalf of Amazon Web Services in a protest filed by Oracle over the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract, one of the largest in history. 
The firm also successfully handled significant litigation and transactional matters for Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies.

“We are pleased that Law360 noted our commitment to diversity at all levels and relentless focus on client service,” said Peter J. Eyre, co-chair of the Government Contracts Group.

Click here to read the Practice Group of the Year feature profile.


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager