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Jeffery M. Chiow


Executive Summary

Mr. Chiow is co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group. He represents clients in litigation and government investigations that usually have some nexus to a government contract. He also provides counsel on business and compliance issues, delivering creative and pragmatic solutions to contractors facing complex business, legal and regulatory issues. Mr. Chiow is ranked in Chambers USA® and was designated a Next Generation Partner by Legal500®. He is also listed as a SuperLawyer®. Particular interests include aerospace and defense (he was a U.S. Marine Corps weapons and sensors officer in the F/A-18D Hornet before becoming a lawyer), bid protests, cybersecurity, technology services contracting and schedule contracting. Most of his clients consider him their principal legal advisor.

Professional Qualifications

Mr. Chiow helps clients to evaluate and achieve results that protect and grow their government business and has experience across the spectrum of government contracts topics.  His work includes a mix of investigations and litigation work including federal bid protests and claims.  Many of the bid protests he has litigated involved enterprise critical matters with billions of dollars at stake.

Mr. Chiow’s investigations experience includes assisting a major aerospace contractor in Congressional and Inspector General investigations of a $1 Billion-plus contract.  His False Claims Act experience includes alleged fraud involving federal grants, DOJ Civil Fraud investigations, and a qui tam suit alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.  He has represented contractors in investigations and testimony before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Chiow has also conducted many sensitive internal compliance investigations and made recommendations to defense, IT and healthcare clients about potential civil and criminal liability and potential disclosure obligations.

Mr. Chiow regularly teaches a course on Cybersecurity Law and Regulation for Federal Publications and teaches a four-part series on bid protests for the Public Contracting Institute.  He frequently provides training to clients on these and other Government Contracts topics.  He is active in the ABA’s Public Contract Law Section having held leadership positions in its committees focused on acquisition reform, cybersecurity, and battlespace and contingency contracting.  Mr. Chiow is also the Editor of the current edition of the United States Court of Federal Claims Deskbook.


J.D., The George Washington University Law School

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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