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 in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group. 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, 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; grants and related requirements; GSA Schedule contracting; contract negotiation and administration; suspension and debarment proceedings; and mandatory disclosures.

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

Government Contracts Counseling and Investigations

  • Represented public company in suspension and debarment matter relating to alleged procurement improprieties.
  • Represented major government contractors in investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, and the Procurement Integrity Act.
  • Represented major government contractor in investigation relating to product substitution.
  • Represented government contractor in suspension and debarment matter relating to alleged violations of the Procurement Integrity Act (PIA).
  • 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

  • Represented Accenture Federal Services in its acquisition of Agilex Technologies, Inc., a provider of digital solutions for the U.S. federal government.
  • Provide government contracts counsel to The SI Organization in its purchase of QinetiQ North America, a leading provider of technology and products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide.
  • Provide government contracts counsel to Madison Dearborn Partners in its purchase of LGS Innovations LLC from Alcatel-Lucent, a leading provider of global networking products and services.

Government Contracts Litigation

  • 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 military healthcare provider in a GAO bid protest of the Department of Defense, TRICARE Management Activity's award of a $16 billion managed care service contract (Health Net Federal Services, B-401652.3, B-401652.5, Nov. 4, 2009, 2009 CPD ¶  220).
  • 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, and 2012, he served as senior advisor to the Commission, where his portfolio included campaign negotiations and media relations. In 2008 and 2012, 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.


  • Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014-2015 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.
  • In 2008, Peter was recognized by Bisnow as one of D.C.'s top 30 lawyers under age 30.

Professional Activities and Memberships

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

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Firm News & Announcements

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
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