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Government Experience

  • Government Accountability Office—Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Procurement Law Division
  • United States Senate—Committee on Rules and Administration: Procurement Attorney to the Committee


  • The George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, B.A. (2004)
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (2007) cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Eric M. Ransom

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2679
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Eric M. Ransom is a senior counsel in the Government Contracts Group in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. Eric is extensively experienced in matters of government contract formation and bid protest litigation, and provides unique insight into the full range of legal issues surrounding the award or proposed award of a government contract, or the terms of a solicitation. Eric is also experienced in a variety of other government contracts areas, including the Procurement Integrity Act, the Service Contract Act, classified procurements, contract claims, and congressional investigations.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Eric spent more than a decade at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he served as deputy assistant general counsel and as a senior bid protest hearing officer in the Procurement Law Division. As a hearing officer, Eric presided over many high-profile bid protests filed at the GAO, including protests concerning the U.S. Air Force B-21 Stealth Bomber Program; NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Program; and protests of other Major Defense Acquisition Programs and classified procurement programs. He resolved more than 750 bid protests at GAO and was responsible for more than 125 published legal decisions 

Eric also previously served as procurement counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, where he advised Senate offices on federal procurement laws, regulations, and best practices. Eric also drove improvements in the Senate’s internal procurement systems and led committee oversight on legislative branch contracting issues, including management of data privacy concerns in Senate software contracts, and the termination and recompetition of the Government Publishing Office’s $61-million contract for printing the 2020 U.S. Census.


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


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Dec.09.2019 Crowell & Moring Launches Procurement Collusion Strike Force Response Team
Jul.30.2019 Former GAO Bid Protest Attorney Joins Crowell & Moring
Feb.22.2019 Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year