Angela B. Styles, Partner Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2500
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Angela B. Styles is chair of Crowell & Moring and a partner in the Government Contracts Group. Prior to joining the firm, Angela served in the federal government as Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, a position that required confirmation by the United States Senate. Angela also served in the General Services Administration Public Buildings Service in a Senior Executive Service appointment. In these positions, she was responsible for the policies and regulations governing all purchases by the federal government. Angela led presidential initiatives on federal contracting and worked on a wide variety of legal, legislative and policy issues associated with contractor ethics, federal contracts compliance, homeland security, terrorism related indemnification, and labor management relations. Angela also chaired the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, the Federal Acquisition Council, and the Cost Accounting Standards Board.

Angela's current practice concentrates on government contracts counseling and litigation, including procurement ethics and compliance, civil and criminal fraud matters under the False Claims Act, mandatory disclosure, procurement integrity, the Anti-Kickback Act, GSA Schedule contracting with an emphasis on pricing issues, GSA leasing, and Buy American and Trade Agreements Act compliance. In addition, she conducts complex internal investigations, corporate compliance reviews, and training programs on ethics and public sector contract compliance.

Angela's recent representations include significant suspension and debarment matters before the General Services Administration, the Department of the Air Force, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Army, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Communications Commission (E-Rate program). She has also litigated several multi-million dollar bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims as well as contract claims before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims and appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

From 2009-2017, Angela led the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct (DII). DII is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 by the largest U.S. defense contractors to self-regulate and commit to sharing a culture of ethics and integrity in the defense industry.

Angela currently serves on the Board of Governors and chairs the Audit Committee for UChicago Argonne, one of the nation’s leading national laboratories.

Angela has provided legal and policy commentary for numerous national media outlets, including the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She has made appearances on news programming for CNN, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN's "Washington Journal."

Angela has testified about complex government contracting issues at more than 30 hearings before the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. She has testified on numerous occasions before the Senate Armed Services, Senate Government Affairs, House Armed Services, House Veterans' Affairs, House Small Business, and House Government Reform Committees.

She worked on Capitol Hill for Chairman Joe Barton (R-Tx) as a legislative aide. Angela also worked for the State of Texas as a program manager in the Office of State-Federal Relations in Washington, D.C.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Texas (inactive); United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims


  • American Bar Association (ABA). Council Member, Section of Public Contract Law (2004-2007); Chair, Legislative Coordinating Committee (former)
  • Court of Federal Claims. Chief Judge's Advisory Council
  • National Job Corps Association. Board member, Treasurer (former)
  • Texas Historical Foundation. Board member
  • Procurement Roundtable. Board member (former)
  • UChicago, Argonne National Laboratories. Board member, chair of Audit Committee
  • Center for Women in Law, Champion
  • Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Member
  • University of Texas, Chancellor's Council


  • Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 - 2017 for Government Contracts nationwide
  • Office of Management and Budget Outstanding Service Award
  • General Services Administration Commendable Service Award
  • Federal 100 Award
  • Women Impacting Public Policy Leadership Award
  • Small Business Administration Leadership Award
  • Asian American Business Roundtable, Private Sector Business Award
  • Task Force on Veterans' Entrepreneurship Outstanding Service Award

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May.26.2017 Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 23 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May.27.2016 Chambers USA Ranks 56 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Jan.12.2016 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts and International Trade Groups Named Law360 2015 "Practice Groups of the Year"
Jan.11.2016 Crowell & Moring Attorneys Named to Washingtonian's 2015 "Top Lawyers" List
Oct.30.2015 21 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2015
May.19.2015 Chambers USA Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 20 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Mar.09.2015 Crowell & Moring Elects Angela Styles as New Chair and Salutes Kent Gardiner for Three-Term Tenure of Leadership
Jan.13.2015 Crowell & Moring Releases Third Annual Litigation Forecast Report and Inaugural Regulatory Forecast
Jan.09.2015 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group Named to Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year" for Fifth Consecutive Year
Sep.30.2014 Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
May.23.2014 Chambers USA Ranks 51 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Jan.31.2014 Crowell & Moring Among Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year" for Competition, Consumer Protection, and Government Contracts
Jun.12.2013 Crowell & Moring's Angela Styles Testifies Before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee
May.24.2013 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Jun.07.2012 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 18 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Feb.16.2012 Crowell & Moring Among Law360's Elite "Practice Group of the Year" Listing for Government Contracts and White Collar
Jun.10.2011 Chambers USA Ranks Crowell & Moring Attorneys and Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Jun.11.2010 Chambers USA Ranks 42 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 14 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
Jun.13.2008 Chambers USA Ranks 33 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 13 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
Oct.04.2007 Crowell & Moring's Angela Styles Testifies Before House Committee On Small Business
May.14.2007 Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group Adds Two Partners