Adelicia R. Cliffe, Counsel Washington, D.C.
acliffe@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2816
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Adelicia ("Addie") Cliffe is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the firm's Government Contracts and International Trade groups.

Experience

Addie represents clients with respect to a broad range of government contracts and international trade compliance issues, with specialties including U.S. export controls, the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act and other domestic preference programs, the Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Military Financing programs, and other U.S. laws and regulations applicable to international transactions. She also counsels clients with respect to foreign investment and ownership in the United States, and applicable U.S. laws and regulations such as Exon-Florio and the National Industrial Security Program. Representative engagements include:

Government Contracts Counseling

  • Assisted clients in the development, enhancement and implementation of compliance programs.
  • Provided on-site training for companies on a range of issues, including ethics and compliance issues and basics of government contracting.
  • Counseled clients regarding mandatory disclosure obligations and related regulatory reporting processes.
  • Counseled clients on issues related to supply chain security (e.g., avoiding and detecting counterfeit parts).
  • Counseled clients on compliance with the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act, and other domestic preference regimes (e.g., the various Department of Transportation agencies’ Buy America requirements, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Buy American provision, the source and nationality restrictions of the United States Agency for International Development).
  • Counseled clients on compliance with GSA Schedule compliance issues.

Government Contracts Due Diligence and Transactions

  • Performed government contracts and international trade diligence, for both buyers and sellers, representing government contractors in a range of industries, such as Accenture Federal Services and HP Company.
  • Advised clients on special regulatory requirements related to cross-border investment and national security matters, including reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), compliance with the National Industrial Security Program and mitigation of Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI mitigation).
  • Provided guidance on government contracts and trade issues in the integration of newly acquired companies into the buyer’s organization, such as the execution of novation agreements and the transfer of export authorizations.

Government Contracts Litigation and Investigations

  • Assisted contractors in performing internal investigations and defending against Government investigations into various compliance issues (e.g., potential export control violations, non-compliance with domestic preferences, GSA Schedule pricing requirements).
  • Assisted contractors in drafting and settling voluntary, directed, and mandatory disclosures.
  • Assisted clients in bringing claims against government customers, responding to cure notices, and defending against terminations for default.
  • Represented contractors in investigations related to the civil False Claims Act.
  • Represented clients in bid protests.

Background

Addie received a B.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1998. She graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 2006 with high honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif, receiving the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Law Graduate Award. At George Washington, she was editor-in-chief of the Public Contract Law Journal and received the Roger Boyd Scholar Award.

Addie first joined Crowell & Moring in 2006 and returned in 2008 after completing a one-year clerkship for the Honorable George W. Miller, U.S. Court of Federal Claims. For several years, she served as an adjust professor of scholarly writing at the George Washington University Law School.



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Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland



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