Gail D. Zirkelbach, Partner Los Angeles
gzirkelbach@crowell.com
Phone: +1 213.443.5549
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Gail Zirkelbach is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group and resident in the Los Angeles office. She also serves as a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group Steering Committee. Gail's practice focuses on internal investigations, defense of fraud actions, and counseling aerospace and technology companies and operators of DOE laboratories in all government contracts and compliance areas at the federal, state, and local levels.

A leading government contracts attorney for more than 20 years, Gail concentrates her work on the defense of qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, conducting internal investigations, in the U.S. and abroad, and assisting clients with the development and implementation of compliance programs. She litigates at both the federal and state levels and at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her knowledge of both government contracts law and litigation strategy and technique enable her to conduct investigations and litigation effectively and efficiently. She has negotiated successful settlements involving complex legal issues with both governmental and private entities. Gail also assists clients with defective pricing and termination cases and bid protests, and counsels clients on intellectual property, cost accounting, cybersecurity, export, and compliance issues.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Tenth Circuits



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Speeches & Presentations

  • "Procurement Fraud," 3rd Annual Qui Tam Conference, Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2016). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Legal Superheroes: Saving the Company!" ACC-San Francisco Bay Chapter Inaugural Compliance Day, Burlingame, CA (June 17, 2016). Presenters: Gail D. Zirkelbach, Jeffrey H. Rutherford and Kelly T. Currie.
  • "Investigations – Part I: Figuring out the Facts," OOPS 2016, Crowell & Moring's 32nd Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 25-26, 2016). Moderator: Peter Eyre; Panelists: David J. Ginsber, Philip T. Inglima, Gail D. Zirkelbach, and Jacinta Alves.
  • "How to Interface with the Government When You Get in Trouble," WOOPS 2016, Crowell & Moring's 32nd Annual West Coast Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA (May 18, 2016). Moderator: Gail D. Zirkelbach; Panelists: Kelly T. Currie, Janet Levine, and David B. Robbins.
  • "How Recent Court Decisions Will Affect Your Pending False Claims Cases," ACI Contract & Procurement Fraud Conference, Washington, D.C. (July 29, 2015). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Doing Business in Regulation Rich California," OCBA's Corporate Counsel Section Meeting, Irvine, CA (June 17, 2015). Speakers: David J. Ginsberg and Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "The Changing Landscape of Internal Investigations," WOOPS 2015, Crowell & Moring's West Coast Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA (May 14, 2015). Moderator: Gail D. Zirkelbach; Panelists: Derek A. Hahn, Justin P. Murphy, and Joelle Sires.
  • "The Changing Landscape of Internal Investigations," OOPS 2015, Crowell & Moring's 31st Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 5-6, 2015). Moderator: Gail D. Zirkelbach; Panelists: Justin P. Murphy, Preetha Chakrabarti, and Jason C. Lynch.
  • "Subpoenas and Investigations-Hits and Misses," 21st Annual Federal Procurement Institute, Annapolis, MD (March 12, 2015). Moderator: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "U.S. Defence Contracting," Opportunities for UK Technology Companies in the US Defence Market, London, England (February 24, 2015). Presenters: Alan W. H. Gourley, Angela B. Styles, and Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Is this the End of the Attorney Client Privilege and Internal Investigations: Has Barko Permanently Changed How Companies Should Proceed?" Advance Forum on False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, New York, NY (January 21, 2015). Presenter and Conference Co-Chair: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Government Contracts," Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel 26th Annual All Hands Meeting, Santa Clara, CA (November 7, 2014). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "The False Claims Act: Recent Lessons in the Courts and a Look Ahead as Cases and Recoveries Continue to Rise," West Coast Ounce of Prevention Seminar (WOOPS), Manhattan Beach, CA (August 8, 2014). Moderator: Gail D. Zirkelbach; Presenters: Mark Troy, Mana Elihu Lombardo, and Brian McLaughlin.
  • "Breaking News – Key Elements of Crisis Management," OOPS 2014, Crowell & Moring's 30th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 13-14, 2014). Moderator: Daniel R. Forman; Presenters: Richard Arnholt, Erica Elliott, Peter Eyre, David J. Ginsberg, David C. Hammond, Philip T. Inglima, and Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Doing Business with the U.S. Government in a Changing IP Environment: What You Need to Know to Protect Your IP," San Diego, CA (May 1, 2014). Presenters: Gail D. Zirkelbach, John E. McCarthy Jr., and Terry Rea.
  • "Doing Business with the U.S. Government in a Changing IP Environment: What You Need to Know to Protect Your IP," Santa Clara, CA (April 30, 2014). Presenters: Gail D. Zirkelbach, John E. McCarthy Jr., and Terry Rea.
  • "Breaking News – Key Elements of Crisis Management," West Coast Ounce of Prevention Seminar (WOOPS), Manhattan Beach, CA (April 8, 2014). Moderator: Daniel R. Forman; Presenters: Erica Elliott, Gail D. Zirkelbach, David J. Ginsberg, Amy Laderberg O’Sullivan, Jeffrey H. Rutherford, Angela B. Styles, and Megan Weisgerber.
  • "Opportunities and Risks of Doing Business with Federal and State Government," Aerial Firefighting Conference (March 2014). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Self-Governance: A Discussion on Ethics & Compliance in Aerospace & Defense," 2013 NCMA Aerospace & Defense Training Forum (March 14, 2013). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "2012 Western Briefing Conference: A Review and Outlook" (December 6, 2012). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Inside the Bid Protest Process at the Court of Federal Claims, Acme Aircraft Company v. United States," United States Court of Federal Claims Western Conference of the Bench & Bar (October 18, 2011). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Effective Federal Contract Compliance and New Mandatory Disclosure Requirements Under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)," Federal Contracts: Introduction to Procurement and Compliance, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (June 29, 2009). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.
  • "Various Avenues for Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights," Reaching New Heights in the Development and Use of Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, American Bar Association (November 2, 2007). Presenter: Gail D. Zirkelbach.


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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
Oct.09.2013 Crowell & Moring Expands Government Contracts Group with Addition of West Coast Partner Duo
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