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Education

  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S. (2005) cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2012) cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


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Regulatory Forecast 2018

Elizabeth Buehler

Counsel
Washington, D.C.
ebuehler@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2821
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Elizabeth Buehler is a Government Contracts Group counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where she focuses on compliance counseling, False Claims Act defenses, internal investigations, and suspension and debarment proceedings before civilian agencies (including the Small Business Administration, Department of Education, and Environmental Protection Agency) and defense agencies (including the Air Force and Army). She also represents government contractors in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, assists contractors with the development of corporate ethics and compliance programs, and helps contractors with transactional due diligence.

Elizabeth received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012. During law school, Elizabeth was a law clerk at the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment. In this role, she researched and analyzed sanctions cases and U.S. and foreign law related to administrative sanctions.

Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Representative Matters

  • Conducted internal investigation involving False Claims Act and suspension and debarment considerations, and helped to negotiate a favorable resolution.
  • Defended government contractor in qui tam lawsuit alleging fraud and retaliation.
  • Represented companies and individuals receiving show cause letters and notices of proposed debarment from various government agencies.
  • Counseled clients with regard to mandatory and voluntary disclosures.
  • Advised clients about small business regulations.
  • Reviewed and edited teaming agreements and subcontract agreements.
  • Assisted with drafting and filing FOIA requests and appeals.


Affiliations

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

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Suspension and Debarment Committee, Section of Public Contract Law
    • Member, International Procurement Committee, Section of Public Contract Law
    • Member, Procurement Fraud Committee, Section of Public Contract Law


Speeches & Presentations

  • "The 101 of 101: The Foundations of Government Contracting," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Jacinta Alves; Panelists: Lorraine M. Campos, Elizabeth Buehler, and Christian N. Curran.
  • "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.
  • "Surviving an Executive Compensation Audit: Working Collaboratively to Establish a Uniform Understanding of Audit Protocols," ACI’s 10th Advanced Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance & Audits (June 25, 2019). Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "MAS Basic Training: GSA Audits – What to Expect" (June 5, 2019). Presenters: Lorraine M. Campos and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "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.
  • "Accounting, Cost & Pricing," OOPS 2018, Crowell & Moring's 34th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2018). Presenters: Nicole Owren-Wiest and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "FAR Part 31 Contract Cost Principles and Procedures," NCMA Tysons Contract Lifecycle Series, Tysons, VA (April 17, 2018). Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "Acquisition Reform: Where are the Trump Administration and Congress Headed?" Bloomberg Law Webinar (March 29, 2018). Speakers: Robert A. Burton and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "Government Contracting Under the Trump Administration: What to Expect After the First Year CLE," Fairfax Bar Association, Fairfax, VA (February 15, 2018). Panelists: Robert A. Burton and Elizabeth A. Buehler.
  • "What Will the New Year Bring: Top Headlines, Headaches, and Developments for Government Contractors to Watch in 2018," Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 25, 2018). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
  • "National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018: What You Need to Know," Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 11, 2017). Presenters: David B. Robbins, Robert A. Burton, Lorraine M. Campos, John E. McCarthy, Jr., Nicole Owren-Wiest, Laura J. Mitchell Baker, Elizabeth Buehler, and Rosamond Xiang.
  • "Costs and Pricing: No Contract is Really Final," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2017). Presenters: Terry L. Albertson, Skye Mathieson, Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "Defective Pricing," Federal Publications Seminar, Washington, D.C. (September 11-12, 2017). Presenters: David Z. Bodenheimer, J. Chris Haile, Skye Mathieson and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "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.
  • "Building a Border Wall: Opportunities, Contractual Risks, and Business Considerations," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 25, 2017). Presenters: Angela B. Styles, Stephen J. McBrady, David J. Ginsberg. Trina Fairley Barlow, and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "FAR Part 31 Contract Cost Principles and Procedures," NCMA Tysons Contract Lifecycle Series, Tysons, VA (April 11, 2017). Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "How the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 Wreaks Change on DoD Procurements," Crowell & Moring's First 100 Days Series Webinar (March 8, 2017). Presenters: Lorraine M. Campos, Terry L. Albertson, J. Chris Haile, and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "What Will the New Year (and Administration) Bring for Government Contractors?" Crowell & Moring First 100 Days Webinar, Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2017). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
  • "Defective Pricing," Federal Publications Seminar, Washington, D.C. (September 19-20, 2016). Presenters: David Z. Bodenheimer, Robert A. Burton, Skye Mathieson, and Elizabeth Buehler.
  • "SBA Opens the Floodgates: The New Government-Wide Mentor-Protégé Program," Crowell & Moring Webinar (August 4, 2016). Speakers: Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Olivia Lynch, and Elizabeth Buehler.


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