Jason M. Crawford

,
 Counsel Washington, D.C.
jcrawford@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2562
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jason M. Crawford practices in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and has an active litigation and counseling practice focused on False Claims Act litigation, government investigations, mandatory and voluntary disclosures to the government, internal investigations, suspension and debarment proceedings, and civil litigation with state and federal entities.

Jason has written and presented extensively on the False Claims Act and is the co-host of the Let’s Talk FCA podcast which covers legal and policy developments involving the False Claims Act. 

Experience

False Claims Act Litigation

Jason defends government contractors, construction and manufacturing firms, and health care companies sued under the False Claims Act by whistleblowers and the Department of Justice. Representative matters include:

  • (N.D. Ga.) Defending a subcontractor in False Claims Act litigation where the Department of Justice alleged that the subcontractor provided defective material on a government construction project. The case settled on terms favorable to the defendant.
  • (D.D.C.) Defending an individual in a False Claims Act suit brought by the Department of Justice alleging that the individual misrepresented the designated entity status of her company. After two years of motions practice and discovery, the counts against our client were voluntarily dismissed.
  • (D.S.C.) Litigating a qui tam suit brought against a major airline in connection with the repair of military aircraft. The court granted our motion to dismiss with prejudice.
  • (C.D. Ill.) Representing a national partnership of physicians in a qui tam suit where the relator alleged that the defendant was “upcoding” when billing CMS. The case was dismissed.
  • (W.D.N.Y.) Representing a construction company in False Claims Act suit where the Department of Justice alleged that the company misrepresented its status as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. The case settled on terms favorable to the defendant.
  • (C.D. Cal.) Defending a national managed care organization in a qui tam suit based on the fraudulent inducement and implied certification theories of liability. The court granted our motion to dismiss. 
  • (E.D. Mich.) Representing large defense contractor in False Claims Act suit brought by the Department of Justice.  The case resulted in a favorable settlement and release.  
  • (D.D.C.) Defending a publicly-chartered travel corporation in connection with False Claims Act retaliation action alleging fraud. The case was settled for a nominal amount and dismissed.

Investigations

Jason helps clients conduct complex internal investigations and respond strategically to government inquiries, subpoenas, and civil investigative demands. Representative matters include:

  • (E.D. Cal.) Managing strategic response to Civil Investigative Demand served on a managed care organization in connection with a False Claims Act investigation. 
  • (E.D. Pa.) Representing a major food supplier in a False Claims Act investigation relating to federal Prime Vendor contracts for the provision of food in Afghanistan. Relator voluntarily dismissed qui tam suit after Crowell & Moring persuaded the Department of Justice to decline intervention. 
  • (W.D.N.C.) Managing response to Civil Investigative Demand in connection with a False Claims Act investigation of a construction company.
  • Conducting a large-scale internal investigation for a Fortune 100 company involving, inter alia, mandatory disclosure and False Claims Act considerations. 
  • Managing response to a Defense Criminal Investigative Service subpoena in connection with False Claims Act investigation involving allegations of defective pricing. 
  • Conducting internal investigation regarding a manufacturer’s shipment of non-conforming goods. 
  • Performing complex internal investigation and managing disclosure in connection with a subcontractor's provision of Defense Base Act related services in war zones. 
  • Conducting internal investigations regarding unallowable travel costs and labor mischarging on government contracts. 

Suspension and Debarment Defense

  • Successful representation of publicly-traded company in proposed debarment proceeding before the General Services Administration. 
  • Successful representation of oil and gas exploration and production company in proposed debarment proceeding before the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Jason received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, he attended Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied modern history and politics.  Jason clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Wheeler, U.S. Court of Federal Claims. As a student, Jason interned with the Department of Justice and in the chambers of the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, Supreme Court of the U.S., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia



Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations



Publications



Client Alerts & Newsletters



In the News



Firm News & Announcements

Jan.04.2018 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes 23 Associates to Counsel
Jan.09.2015 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group Named to Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year" for Fifth Consecutive Year