• Albion College, B.A. (1981)
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1988) cum Laude


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

David C. Hammond


Government contractors rely on David Hammond’s over 30 years of experience advising government contractors on a wide range of issues, especially in connection with overseas contingency operations. Described as a “go to guy” for battlefield contractors, David has solved numerous complex and politically sensitive disputes arising in foreign countries, has saved billions of dollars in government contracts at risk, and does not back down when faced with corrupt foreign government officials. He is known as a team builder who comes up with creative and novel strategies to achieve his clients’ objectives.

David represents domestic and foreign government contractors on matters before all three branches of the federal government, many of which require crisis management. He has successfully represented defense, security, intelligence, and aerospace companies in matters involving awards and protests, internal investigations, voluntary and mandatory disclosures, congressional investigations and hearings, false claims, suspension and debarment, and prime-subcontractor disputes.  

David was the founding chair of the Government and Legal Affairs Committee of the International Stability Operations Association. He has litigated government contract disputes and other procurement matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, federal district courts, the Government Accountability Office, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the Small Business Administration, and state administrative agencies.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a prime contractor in connection with corruption allegations in an Iraq Foreign Military Sales program, including a successful strategy for dismissal of multi-million civil claims filed against the client by its local partner in Iraqi courts.
  • Represented prime contractor in connection with allegations of corrupt conduct by foreign government officials and their interference in a major U.S. military logistics contract.
  • Represented a company in a 14-month effort to successfully release hundreds of millions of U.S. funds frozen by a Middle East government in connection with efforts by other foreign government officials to illegally expropriate the funds.
  • Represented a contractor in reversing within 30 days a decision to deny the contractor access to U.S. military bases in a foreign country that would have put billions of dollars at risk in the performance of current and future base support contracts.
  • Represented a contractor in a series of multiple bid protest at GAO and the Court of Federal Claims involving a billion-dollar U.S. military logistics contract in the Middle East.
  • Represented contractors in defending against false allegations of human trafficking violations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Represented company executives in strategies to defend and rebut false allegations of criminal conduct in foreign countries brought by foreign government officials for political or other improper reasons.
  • Represented a company in reversing a foreign government’s decision to deny exports authorization based on false allegations of human rights abuse.
  • Represented a contractor in connection with the successful arbitration of claims involving damage to tractor trailers leased and used in Iraq during the war.
  • Represented an aerospace company in connection with the Senate Armed Services Committee's investigation of counterfeit parts in the defense supply chain.
  • Assisted with the overall litigation strategy and conducted/defended key depositions in connection with the successful defense of a False Claims Act case filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, which ended with a jury verdict in favor of the defendant.
  • Represented numerous contractors in connection with making decisions regarding whether, when, and how to disclose alleged wrongdoing to the government.
  • Represented a contractor in connection an off-duty shooting in Afghanistan, the internal investigation, and the subsequent Congressional Hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
  • Represented a foreign contractor in connection with vacating a civil judgment in the U.S. for lack of jurisdiction.
  • Advised a security contractor regarding the strategy that resulted in the successful dismissal of a wrongful death case by a panel of arbitrators.
  • Represented a foreign contractor in a civil defamation case where the submission of false and defamatory information submitted to the Government was traced to a competitor's IP address.
  • Represented a contractor before the Small Business Administration in the successful defense of a small business size protest challenging the independent contractor status of personnel working in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Represented a client before the Commission on Wartime Contracting, including a hearing on the use of security contractors.
  • Advised an aerospace company in connection with reversing a prior source selection decision by a foreign country under the Foreign Military Sales program and having the client's equipment purchased instead.
  • Represented contractors before a suspension and debarment officers to successfully prevent the companies from being debarred after plea deals involving violations of export control laws.
  • Successfully litigated a termination for default for an electronics manufacturer at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Advised defense contractors regarding foreign ownership, control, and influence (FOCI) in connection with maintaining the company's facility clearance after being acquired by a foreign company.
  • Represented numerous pharmaceutical companies in connection with the pricing of their drugs to U.S. government purchases and related compliance issues.
  • Successfully represented a Texas state agency in an administrative hearing to terminate a grantee for fraud and abuse.


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Firm News & Announcements

November 11, 2019 Kuwaiti Court Convicts Mother of 5-Year Old American Citizen
June 19, 2019 Cherie Blair and Crowell & Moring Collaborate to Counter Kuwaiti Injustice
February 22, 2019 Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year
January 13, 2015 Crowell & Moring Releases Third Annual Litigation Forecast Report and Inaugural Regulatory Forecast
January 9, 2015 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group Named to Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year" for Fifth Consecutive Year
April 19, 2004 Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Sponsors Roundtable Discussion on Doing Business in Iraq