Robert J. Sneckenberg, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2874
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Rob Sneckenberg is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Government Contracts Group.

Rob represents government contractors in wide-ranging litigation and administrative matters, including bid protests, contract claims, subcontractor disputes, suspension and debarment proceedings, and civil and criminal fraud investigations under the False Claims Act. He has personally argued bid protests before both the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has participated in numerous Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest hearings. Rob's recent work also includes:

  • Obtaining beneficial corrective action for multiple clients originally denied contract awards by military and civilian agencies.
  • Defending a $40 million contract award for fresh fruits and vegetables against protests before both the GAO and the COFC.
  • Convincing various federal agency suspension and debarment officials to lift suspensions of firm clients by demonstrating conclusive evidence of present responsibility.
  • Winning summary judgment as to entitlement in a long-running dispute with the government over the enforceability of certain contract payment provisions.
  • Litigating a Contract Disputes Act appeal involving the allowability of commercial item pricing before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Conducting a large-scale internal investigation involving inter alia, mandatory disclosure, cost allowability, and False Claims Act considerations.

Rob is also very active in Crowell & Moring's pro bono program, litigating various civil and administrative cases involving the protection of civil liberties and children’s rights to a free and appropriate public education.

Rob received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where his studies focused on government procurement law and he served as an editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. While at GW, Rob interned at the Court of Federal Claims for the Honorable Susan G. Braden and at the National Courts Section of the Department of Justice's Commercial Litigation Branch, which litigates before the COFC and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Rob received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law

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