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Jeffery M. Chiow


Executive Summary

Mr. Chiow 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 faced by government contractors. He was named one of four “Associates to Watch” among all government contracts attorneys in the country by Chambers USA®. In 2014 and 2015, he was listed as a “Rising Star” among government contracts attorneys in Washington, DC by 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, schedule contracting and contingency contracting.

Professional Qualifications

Clients appreciate his 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. Mr. Chiow’s 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 worth hundreds of millions or more at stake.

Representative matters include a broad array of investigations. He 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 alleged fraud involving federal grants, a $45 million-plus DOJ Civil Fraud investigation, and a qui tam suit alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. He 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 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.

He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. He is also active in the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section, including serving as a Vice Chair on committees focused on acquisition reform, cybersecurity, and battlespace and contingency contracting.


J.D., 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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