Christopher Pinto, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2708
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Christopher Pinto is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Government Contracts groups.

Chris has an active government contracts practice focusing on False Claims Act investigations, bid protests, federal regulatory and ethics compliance, and government contracts disputes before the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. His litigation practice includes representing large corporate clients and individual clients on complex civil litigation issues. Chris’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing multiple health care industry companies in connection with claims litigations regarding the Risk Corridors provision of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Representing insurance companies in connection with claims litigations regarding the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions.
  • Representing a non-U.S. distributor seeking injunctive relief from a de facto government designation.
  • Defending a leading health services company in a contract dispute involving the creation, design, and operation of a large health plan.
  • Representing a large health insurer in multiple arbitration proceedings involving a Medicare Advantage dispute.
  • Representing a health care non-profit organization in relation to a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Chris also maintains an active pro bono practice. He recently provided comments to the 2017 Religious and Moral Exemptions IFRs on behalf of women of color and LGBT persons. In 2017, he secured a victory for a Ugandan client seeking asylum on the basis of sexual orientation and currently represents clients seeking asylum in the U.S. after fleeing persecution on the basis of political opinion and sexual orientation. He also represents a client seeking legal immigration status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Chris received his J.D. from the Boston College Law School in 2016. While attending law school, Chris worked at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, where he authored a report to the United Nations on gender-based violence and co-authored a report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Internally Displaced Persons. After his first year of law school, Chris interned at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. Chris holds a degree in economics from the University of Miami, where he was a Coca-Cola Scholar and the university’s Fannie Lou Hamer award recipient. Prior to law school, he participated in biochemistry research and development for Johnson & Johnson.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia