• University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. Political Science (2012) With Honors
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D. (2016) cum laude, Order of the Coif


  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • Spanish (Fluent)

Christopher D. Garcia


Christopher Garcia is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where he is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group. 

As part of his government contracts practice, Chris conducts internal investigations regarding False Claims Act issues and defends against related government inquiries and investigative demands. Chris also assists clients with technology-related issues, including counseling clients in the areas of patents and data rights, and defending against government challenges to technical data and computer software rights assertions. In addition, Chris performs government contracts due diligence for buyers in transactional matters, representing government contractors in a range of industries. As part of the firm’s State and Local Practice, Chris also counsels clients on state and local procurement issues, including reviewing state and local opportunities, and leading negotiations with government customers regarding contractual terms and conditions. Chris also advises contractors on the federal Freedom of Information Act as well as state-level public records laws. He has counseled contractors in numerous reverse-FOIA actions at the federal and state levels.

From 2019 to 2020, Chris, through a secondment, served as corporate counsel to a major cloud computing company. In that capacity, Chris supported the company's public sector team and negotiated cloud services agreements and related professional services engagements with federal, state, local, nonprofit, education, and international public sector customers.

Chris maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly works on matters involving racial discrimination and immigration issues. Most recently, Chris provided on the ground pro bono legal representation to detained immigrants at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA.

During law school, Chris was a Sayre Macneil Scholar, a member of the Dean’s List, and elected to serve on the executive board for the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.

While in law school, Chris worked as an extern for the Honorable Kim M. Wardlaw on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Peter C. Lewis in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He also volunteered as a mentor for Loyola’s Young Lawyers program.

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January 3, 2022 Crowell & Moring Elects 13 New Partners, Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel, and 19 to Counsel
February 19, 2021 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2021 Fellow and Pathfinder Programs
February 22, 2019 Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year