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Gayle M. Athanacio
Merri A. Baldwin
Ann M. Blessing
Robert J. Breakstone
Dennis J. Callahan
Thomas H. Carlson
Jeffery M. Chiow
Alecia E. Cotton
Robert C. Goodman
Lucas T. Hanback
John G. Heller
Dennis C. Huie
Suhani Kamdar
Lauren B. Kramer
Sharon L. Larkin
S. Amber Lee
Mark J. Linderman
James Robert Maxwell
Joseph C. McGowan
Patricia A. Meagher
Robert S. Metzger
Alexis J. Morris
Nicholas T. Niiro
Roland Nikles
Neil H. O'Donnell
Robert M. Osier
Dean D. Paik
Katherine L. Pohl
Sharon Ongerth Rossi
Aaron M. Scolari
Aaron P. Silberman
Renée D. Wasserman
Alan J. Wilhelmy
Virginia K. Young
Oliya S. Zamaray
Paul M. Zieff

Jeffery M. Chiow
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Areas of Practice

Mr. Chiow is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group. He provides counsel on business and compliance issues faced by government contractors and he assists clients in contract disputes and all manner of government investigations. Particular interests include cybersecurity, supply chain assurance, technology services contracting, schedule contracting and contingency contracting.

Professional Qualifications

Mr. Chiow has a well-rounded understanding of the complex business, legal and regulatory considerations that uniquely affect government contractors. He helps clients to evaluate and achieve results that protect and grow their government business and has experience across the spectrum of government contracts topics from small business issues to federal supply schedule matters and issues unique to services contracting. In addition to counseling clients, Mr. Chiow’s work includes a mix of investigations and litigation work including federal bid protests and claims at the Boards of Contract Appeals. Many of the bid protests he has litigated involved enterprise critical matters worth hundreds of millions or more at stake.

Government investigations are becoming increasingly more common for government contractors. Mr. Chiow has assisted clients in a broad array of investigations. He has assisted a major aerospace contractor in Congressional and Inspector General investigations of a $1 Billion-plus contract. He also represented contractors in investigations and testimony before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. His False Claims Act experience includes representing a German company in a $45 million-plus DOJ Civil Fraud investigation. He has also conducted many sensitive internal compliance investigations and made recommendations to clients about potential civil and criminal liability and potential disclosure obligations.

Mr. Chiow is a USMC Combat Veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where he flew combat missions in an F/A-18D. He was awarded eight air medals, one with Combat “V”.

Mr. Chiow gained valuable legal experience from internships including: the Department of Justice, Criminal Fraud Division; Judge Roger Titus of the Federal District Court for the District of Maryland; the National Science Foundation’s Office of Inspector General, and legislative intern to a Member of the House of Representatives.


J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2008

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1997

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia - 2009
Virginia - 2008

Government Contracts

Recent Publications and Public Speaking

New CTIP - Combatting Trafficking in Persons - Rule, American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section Council Meeting, Mar. 14, 2015

New, Steep Penalty In Proposed SBA Sub-contracting Rule, Law360, Feb. 6, 2015, co-authored (PDF) co-authored

Making Sense of Complex Government Contracting Issues, Professor Ralph Nash's 2015 Webinar Series, Jan. 29, 2015, co-presented

2013 Government Contract Law Decision of the Federal Circuit, 63 American University Law Review 1307 (2014), (PDF) co-authored

Privacy vs. Security -- A zero sum game? Jan. 2014 (PDF) published by ABA Contract Law Section for 20th Annual Federal Procurement Institute

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Lessons From 2013, Law360, Dec. 18, 2013, (PDF) co-authored

"Supply Chain Security: Reducing Threats to Critical Systems," ERAI Executive Conference, April 18-19, 2013 (PDF) co-authored

The Five Questions that Matter in a Bid Protest, Law 360, Expert Analysis, September 28, 2012

DoD Counterfeit Parts Rule: What Result When That Butterfly Beats Its Wings?, Service Contractor, by Professional Services Council, September 2012 (PDF) (co-authored)

Legislating Supply Chain Assurance: Examination of Section 818 of the FY 2012 NDAA, The Procurement Lawyer, Section of Public Contract Law, ABA, Vol. 47, No. 4 - Summer 2012 (PDF) (co-authored)

Advising Construction Contractors: Suspension and Debarment, A CLE teleconference for the ABA Public Contract Law Section, Construction Division, June 28, 2012 (Slide Show) and (Case Study) co-presented

Counterfeit Electronic Parts: What to Do Before The Regulations (and Regulators) Come? Federal Contracts Report, Vol. 97, June 21, 2012, (PDF) (co-authored)

Counterfeit Parts Report - A Guide for Contractors, DoD, Law 360: Expert Analysis, May 24, 2012 (co-authored)

Counterfeit Parts in DoD's Supply Chain, ABA Public Contract Law Section, Emerging Issues Committee Presentation April 10, 2012 (PDF)

"GAO Prods DCAA on Internal Audits," Federal Contracts Report, Vol. 97, by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., March 9, 2012
(PDF) (co-authored)


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