Peter Eyre

 Partner Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2807
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Peter J. Eyre is a partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group. He is also a member of the firm's Management Board. Peter was named to BTI Consulting Group’s list of "Client Service All-Stars" in 2016 and 2017 and has been nationally ranked by Chambers USA in Government Contracts since 2014, Peter was also named to the National Law Journal's list of "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" in 2014.


Peter's practice includes a wide range of litigation, counseling, crisis management, and transactional capabilities, including: compliance reviews; enhancing and implementing compliance programs; due diligence in the transactional context; structuring transactions; dispute resolution; bid protests; complex investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, and other civil and criminal matters at the federal, state, and local levels; grants and related requirements; GSA Schedule contracting; contract negotiation and administration; suspension and debarment proceedings; and mandatory disclosures.

Peter is the co-host of the “Fastest 5 Minutes, the Podcast Government Contractors Can’t Do Without,” which provides a biweekly summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments. The podcast can be found at

Peter also serves as the coordinator of the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative. Recent engagements include:

Suspension and Debarment

Peter has handled suspension and debarment matters before a wide array of federal agencies, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Small Business Administration, and U.S. Agency for International Development. Representative matters include:

  • Represented public company in General Services Administration suspension and debarment proceedings relating to alleged procurement improprieties.
  • Represented contractor in Air Force suspension and debarment proceedings relating to counterfeit products.
  • Represented environmental remediation company in suspension and debarment proceedings relating to violations of the Clean Water Act.
  • Represented government contractor in Army suspension and debarment matter relating to alleged violations of the Procurement Integrity Act.

Government Contracts Counseling and Investigations

  • Represented major government contractors in investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, and the Procurement Integrity Act.
  • Represented public company in investigation involving conflict of interest allegations about chief executive officer.
  • Represented major government contractor in investigation relating to product substitution.
  • Assisted clients in the development, enhancement, and implementation of compliance programs.
  • Counseled clients regarding mandatory disclosure obligations and related regulatory reporting processes.
  • Counseled clients regarding identification and resolution of organizational conflicts of interest (OCI).

Government Contracts Due Diligence and Transactions

  • Provided government contracts counsel to Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant Management, in connection with two significant transactions: (1) acquisition of LinQuest Corp, a provider of space technology solutions; and (2) sale of LGS Innovations, a leading provider of global networking products and services, to CACI.
  • Provided government contracts counsel in connection with formation of Perspecta, involving separation of the US Public Sector business from DXC and combination with Vencore, Inc. and KeyPoint Government Solutions. 
  • Provided government contracts counsel to Huntington Ingalls Industries in its acquisition of Fulcrum IT Services LLC.
  • Represented HP Company in connection with government contracts matters relating to separation and formation of two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (focusing on enterprise services and solutions) and HP Inc. (focusing on printing and personal systems businesses).
  • Represented Accenture Federal Services in its acquisition of Agilex Technologies, Inc., a provider of digital solutions for the U.S. federal government.

Government Contracts Litigation

  • Defended protest of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award for systems engineering and technical support services relating to the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (Noblis, Inc., B-414055, Feb 1, 2017)
  • Defended protest of DoD award valued at over $2.8 billion for logistics, support, and sustainment of the MRAP family of vehicles (CLS Worldwide Support Services, LLC, B-405298.2, et al., Sept. 11, 2012, 2012 CPD ¶ 257).
  • Defended protest of DoD award valued at over $20 billion for a comprehensive managed health care program (TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corporation, B-401652.12, et al., July 2, 2012, 2012 CPD ¶ 191). 
  • Represented prime contractor in a 10-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The dispute between the prime contractor and its subcontractor arose during performance of contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As part of the firm's pro bono work with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Peter has participated in delegations to Cote d'Ivoire and Trinidad and Tobago to assist in assessments of the feasibility of presidential debates as part of the campaign process.

Since 2000, Peter has worked in a senior capacity for the Commission on Presidential Debates, the non-partisan entity responsible for producing the general election presidential and vice presidential debates. In 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016, he served as senior advisor to the Commission, where his portfolio included campaign negotiations and media relations. In 2008, 2012, and 2016, Peter also served as a spokesman for the Commission and appeared on numerous local and national broadcasts and was quoted widely in local and national newspapers, including the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.

Prior to attending law school, Peter directed the business development activities of SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBrief partners with leading trade associations and corporations to offer daily news content targeted to specific industries.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Massachusetts, U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


  • In 2016 and 2017, BTI Consulting Group’s list of "Client Service All-Stars."
  • Since 2014, Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business for Government Contracts nationwide.
  • In 2014, Peter was named to The National Law Journal's list of "40 Under 40 Rising Stars."
  • In 2013, Peter was recognized by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in Government Contracts Law.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • D.C. Bar: Government Contracts and Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association

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Oct.15.2018 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
May.09.2018 Chambers USA 2018 Ranks 52 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 24 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Jan.29.2018 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group Named a Law360 "Practice Group of the Year" for the Eighth Consecutive Year
Oct.31.2017 Super Lawyers Recognizes 79 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
May.26.2017 Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 23 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Feb.13.2017 Three Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized as BTI Consulting Group’s "2017 Client Service All-Stars"
Feb.10.2017 Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group Named to Law360’s "Practice Groups of the Year" List for Seventh Consecutive Year
Nov.30.2016 Super Lawyers Recognizes 71 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
Oct.10.2016 Crowell & Moring's Pro Bono Efforts in D.C. Honored by DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
May.27.2016 Chambers USA Ranks 56 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Feb.24.2016 Four Crowell & Moring Attorneys Recognized Among "2016 Client Service All-Stars" by BTI Consulting Group
May.19.2015 Chambers USA Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 20 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
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.15.2014 Peter Eyre Named To The National Law Journal's List of "40 Under 40 Rising Stars"
Sep.04.2014 Crowell & Moring Launches Israel Practice
May.23.2014 Chambers USA Ranks 51 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Apr.11.2013 Crowell & Moring's Peter Eyre Named to Government Contracts Law360's List of "Rising Stars"
Jan.17.2013 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes Twelve Attorneys to Senior Counsel and Counsel Positions