• Emory University, B.A. economics (2000)
  • Georgetown University, J.D. (2011)
  • Georgetown University, LL.M. (2012) with distinction


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Gordon Griffin, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2819
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-2595

Gordon Griffin is an associate in the Government Contracts Group in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. He advises clients on a wide array of matters, to include bid protests, investigations, and false claims act defense. With over a dozen years of experience in government service, Gordon has worked on developing the capabilities and requirements for some of the largest and most complex defense programs in U.S. history, to include the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Gordon served as a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years, flying F/A-18's. In 2006, Gordon deployed to the Al Anbar province of Iraq, and served for one year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gordon then transferred to the Pentagon, where he spent four years working on capabilities and requirements for the Marine Corps, coordinating with the budgeting and acquisitions branches. He is currently a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. 

Gordon is a Truman Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and his pro bono practice includes arguing on behalf of veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Before joining Crowell & Moring, Gordon clerked for the Honorable James Baker, Chief Judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. 


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

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  • Expert Tells Federal Contractors to Play It Safe, Invest in Compliance
    May 12, 2015 — Bloomberg BNA

    Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar, hosted by the firm's Government Contracts Group, is featured in a BNA article discussing compliance measures for federal contractors. George Washington University law professor Steven Schooner, who spoke at the conference, discussed key compliance cases to highlight the importance of risk avoidance for contractors.  

  • On Veterans Day, Georgetown Law Salutes Its Own
    November 13, 2014 — Georgetown Law

    Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group associate, Gordon Griffin, served as a panelist at Georgetown Law's second annual Veteran's Day program. Griffin, a Georgetown Law alumni and former Marine Corps fighter pilot, addressed the crowd and gave a special shout-out to the student veterans in attendance.

  • States Offering Veteran Tax Credits To Combat High Unemployment Rates
    August 22, 2014 — Bloomberg BNA

    Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group associate, Gordon Griffin, discusses the growing trend of states that have adopted tax credits for businesses that hire veterans. Griffin, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, believes that, "Tax credits are only one tool that states have at their disposal for lowering veteran unemployment, and will be most effective when implemented as part of a larger scheme that includes education, job training, and mechanisms for translating military work experience into civilian licenses and credentials."

  • Closing the Gap Between Government and Industry -- The Essentials to Build Better Relationships
    June 2013 — The Free State Chapter of the National Contract Management Association

    Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group associate Gordon Griffin provides insight on the growing concerns government contractors may have about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) polices. He explains that some agencies may choose to implement a BYOD policy, while others may chose not to. He explains, "One of the most important steps for a contractor is to understand the lack of any overarching uniform BYOD policy and to ensure that the policy for the Agency manage the contract is clearly articulated and understood."

  • Maryland Enacts Investment Tax Credit, Impact on Cybersecurity Industry Debated
    May 17, 2013 — Bloomberg/BNA - Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report

    Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group associate Gordon Griffin speaks to BNA's Federal Contracts Report about the impact of a recently enacted investment tax credit in Maryland and its impact on the cybersecurity industry.  Among other comments, Griffin notes, "Maryland, as home to both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, is well-situated to benefit from the federal government's new focus on cy­bersecurity. Cybersecurity and information security for federal agencies are two of the very few areas of the federal budget that appear somewhat immune to the belt-tightening that is happening throughout the federal government. Policies that encourage growth in this sec­tor could give Maryland a competitive edge in this field, which is exploding in both the public and private sec­tors."

Firm News & Announcements

Jan.09.2015 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group Named to Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year" for Fifth Consecutive Year
Jun.05.2014 Crowell & Moring Releases "Data Law Trends & Developments" Report
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