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In 2014 & 2015, David
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David J. Ginsberg, Partner Los Angeles
dginsberg@crowell.com
Phone: +1 213.443.5545
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

David Ginsberg is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group and resident in the firm's Los Angeles office. David's practice encompasses all aspects of government contracts law, including counseling clients on developing and adhering to government contract ethics and compliance programs, the False Claims Act (FCA), Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims, international commercial arbitration, federal and state bid protests, issues relating to the acquisition of commercial goods and services, and other contract formation issues. A dynamic member of the government contracts bar, David has been recognized in 2014 and 2015 as a Southern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine.

David regularly conducts internal investigations for aerospace, defense, health care, and emerging technology companies. In this capacity, David has addressed a variety of government contracts issues, including quality control (compliance with design specifications and military specifications), false certifications, defective pricing, and cost mischarging.

David also is an experienced counselor to prime and subcontractors on contract formation issues with respect to federal and state procurements, including guiding clients through the statutory and regulatory requirements for doing business in California.

David also routinely litigates in federal district and appellate courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David also represents government contractors before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) which have had contracts terminated for default or convenience. David represents successful awardees and disappointed offerors in bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). David's ability to balance risk mitigation with litigation foresight has allowed him to resolve matters successfully. Although David devotes much of his practice to government contracts, he also represents clients in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) contribution proceedings. 

David is also a frequent lecturer and author on various government contracts topics, including the California procurement regulations, CDA, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), FCA, mandatory disclosure, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

David externed for the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was also a paralegal specialist with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Los Angeles where he supported the Pacific Regional Office's Enforcement efforts.

David graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law where he was a member of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Journal editorial board. He received a B.A. in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with honors.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Other Affiliations

Chair, Young Lawyers Division, ABA Public Contract Law Section



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  • "Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood," Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Legal Forum (October 23, 2014). Co-Authors: David J. Ginsberg, Stephen J. McBrady, Cameron Prell, and Matthew B. Welling.
  • "En Banc Consideration Of Government Contract Issues At The U.S. Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit Public Contract Law Journal (Fall 2012). Co-Author: David J. Ginsberg.
  • "Have Courts Eviscerated the 'Necessary' Cost Allocability Standard of FAR 31.201-4(c)? The Procurement Lawyer (Winter 2013). Co-Author: David J. Ginsberg.
  • "Let's Get Personal: A Guide to the Interpretation and Implementation of the FAR Personal Conflicts of Interest Rules The Procurement Lawyer (Summer 2012). Co-Author: David J. Ginsberg.
  • "The Proposed 'Organizational Conflicts Of Interest' Rule: New Opportunities To Avoid or Mitigate Conflicts Westlaw Journal (July 11, 2011). Co-Author: David J. Ginsberg.
  • "Investigations Checklist: Best Practices for Organizing and Conducting Attorney-Client Privileged Internal Investigations American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law (August 2010). Co-Author: David J. Ginsberg.


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Oct.27.2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
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
Oct.09.2013 Crowell & Moring Expands Government Contracts Group with Addition of West Coast Partner Duo
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