Photograph of Christopher D. Garcia

Education

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (2012) with honors
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D. (2016) cum laude

Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Christopher D. Garcia

Associate
Washington, D.C.
cgarcia@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.688.3450
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Christopher Garcia is an associate 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 assisting with state and local level bid protests.

Chris maintains an active pro bono practice, where he has worked on issues related to racial discrimination and immigration. Most recently, Chris provided on the ground pro bono legal representation to detained immigrants at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA.

Chris earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif. He was also 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.

Chris earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with honors in political science.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, District of Columbia



Speeches & Presentations

  • "Data and Patent Rights When Contracting with the U.S. Government," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Christopher D. Garcia; Panelists: Jonathan M. Baker, John E. McCarthy, Jr., and M. Yuan Zhou.
  • "A Practicum in Government Contracts Data Rights," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Arlington, VA (October 8, 2019). Panelists: Jonathan M. Baker, John E. McCarthy, Jr., Nicole Owren-Wiest, Christopher D. Garcia, and M. Yuan Zhou.
  • "Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Trends & Development," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Moderator: M. Yuan Zhou; Speakers: John E. McCarthy, Jr. and Christopher D. Garcia.
  • "Open for Business: State and Local Government Contracting Risks & Opportunities," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Tysons, VA (March 20, 2019). Presenters: David Ginsberg, Yuan Zhou, and Christopher Garcia.
  • "Intellectual Property in U.S. Government Contracting," Government Contracts Breakfast Series, Tysons, VA (February 13, 2019). Presenters: John McCarthy, Jonathan Baker, Christopher Garcia, and Yuan Zhou.
  • "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.
  • "Risk Management and Mitigation in the Supply Chain and Its Prime Contract," NCMA Workshop & Executive Leadership Training, Los Angeles, CA (October 19, 2017). Presenters: David B. Robbins, Christopher D. Garcia, and Daniel Wierzba.


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Feb.22.2019 Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year