Photograph of Charles Baek


  • University of British Columbia, B.Com. (2011)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2015)


  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Korean

Charles Baek

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2894
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Charles Baek is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Government Contracts Group. 

Charles represents government contractors in both litigation and counseling matters. His practice focuses on contract claims/disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), federal regulatory and ethics compliance and due diligence, bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and False Claims Act (FCA) investigations. His practice also includes state contracting due diligence and litigation before the Court of Federal Claims.

Recent Representative Matters:

  • Represents a major defense contractor in an ASBCA claim litigation.
  • Represents multiple healthcare-industry companies in connection with claims litigations regarding the Affordable Care Act.
  • Represents a major technology company in an internal investigation regarding potential FCA violations.
  • Represents a major insurance company in an internal investigation regarding potential FCA violations.
  • Represents a government contractor in connection with a CDA claim litigation.
  • Represents a government contractor in connection with alleged Small Business Act (SBA) violations.
  • Counseled a major aviation-industry company relating to clearance issues.

Charles also maintains an active pro bono practice. He currently represents a client seeking asylum in the U.S. after fleeing persecution based on his political opinions.

Charles received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2015. During law school, he served as a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal. Prior to law school, he received his Bachelor of Commerce in business management from the University of British Columbia.


Admitted to practice: U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia, New York

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“COVID-19 Stimulus Law”) Section 3610 — Seeking Relief When Contractor Employees Cannot Perform as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 30, 2020). Presenters: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Nkechi A. Kanu, and Charles Baek.
  • "What Will the New Year Bring for Government Contractors?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 29, 2020). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
  • "Costs and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Mana Lombardo; Panelists: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Charles Baek, and Catherine Shames.
  • "Accounting Cost & Pricing Compliance and Pitfalls," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Herndon, VA (September 18, 2019). Presenters: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Elizabeth Buehler, Charles Baek, Michael G. Gruden, and Catherine O. Shames.
  • "Accounting, Cost, and Pricing," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Moderator: Nicole Owren-Wiest; Speakers: David Z. Bodenheimer, Charles Baek, and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "Claims and Requests for Equitable Adjustment," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Arlington, VA (January 16, 2019). Presenters: Stephen J. McBrady, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Michelle D. Coleman, Skye Mathieson, and Charles Baek.
  • "Costs and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2018). Presenters: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Skye Mathieson, and Charles Baek.
  • "Government Contracts IP: Developments and Trends," OOPS 2018, Crowell & Moring's 34th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2018). Presenters: Jonathan M. Baker, John E. McCarthy, Jr., Christopher D. Garcia, and Charles Baek.
  • "Trends To Watch In 2018: Compliance, Transactions, False Claims Act And Small Business Investigations," Federal Publications Seminars Webinar (March 15, 2018). Presenters: David B. Robbins, Judy Choi, Jason M. Crawford, Charles Baek, Nkechi Kanu, and Monica DiFonzo Sterling.
  • "Government Contracts Recovery: 'Frequently Asked Questions' About Requests for Equitable Adjustment and CDA Claims," Crowell & Moring Webinar (June 14, 2017). Speakers: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek, and Laura J. Mitchell Baker.
  • "Cost and Pricing Issues," OOPS 2017, Crowell & Moring's 33rd Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2017). Presenters: David Z. Bodenheimer, J. Chris Haile, Stephen J. McBrady, Terry L. Albertson, Elizabeth Buehler, and Charles Baek.


Client Alerts & Newsletters

Firm News & Announcements

Feb.22.2019 Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year
Sep.07.2018 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Succeeds in First Affordable Care Act Cost Sharing Reduction Case