Overview

Eric Crusius is a Tysons attorney who focuses his practice on a wide range of government contract matters, including bid protests, claims and disputes, compliance issues and sub-prime issues.

Mr. Crusius has extensive experience in government contract litigation, including successfully prosecuting and intervening in numerous bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office (GAO), boards of contract appeals and other federal agencies. He counsels clients regarding the Service Contract Act (SCA) and other labor issues, trade agreements, export controls, subcontracting and teaming agreements, and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Mr. Crusius also represents contractors in investigations, suspension and debarment proceedings, and in federal and state courts. He also regularly counsels companies regarding compliance with various cybersecurity regulatory requirements in the government contracts industry. 

In addition, Mr. Crusius is well-versed in developing strategies for and managing all stages of complex multimillion-dollar litigations from commencement through trial.

Mr. Crusius' recent representative matters include:

  • Obtained a $3.3 million verdict in a complex government contracts trial against L-3 Communications
  • Won jury trial, including punitive damages, on behalf of a government contractor in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in a case involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Won an appeal in Ohio's Ninth District Court of Appeals overturning the summary judgment decision by the trial court
  • Successfully prosecuted numerous bid protests at the GAO and the Court of Federal Claims, including a successful challenge of an approximately $190 million award on two separate protest grounds and a successful challenge of corrective action taken by the agency and prior adverse GAO decision

Credentials

Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
  • Hofstra University, B.A., Social Science, with honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Memberships
  • Law360, Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board, 2018-2019
  • National Contract Management Association, NOVA Chapter, President, 2017-2018
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Employment Safety and Labor Committee, Co-Chair
  • Professional Services Council
  • Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum, Programs Committee
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Conscience, Hofstra University School of Law Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief
Honors & Awards
  • Top Author, Government Contracts Industry, JD Supra Reader's Choice Awards, 2018
  • Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, 2012-2015
  • Rising Star, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, Government Contracts, 2013-2015
  • Hofstra University School of Law, Dean's Scholarship

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The Defense Production Act and the Coronavirus Response
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GovCon and COVID-19: What You Need to Know
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GSA Enters Phase Two of Schedules Consolidation
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NDAA Provisions for Defense Contractors
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DoD Now Getting Around to Implementing Procurement Rule from 2017
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Updates on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
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New Executive Orders Direct Agencies on Regulation Policy
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What the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Means for Contractors
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What Contractors Should Think About Before Protesting
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DoD to Enforce New Cybersecurity Standards for Defense Contractors
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FAR Part 9 - The Importance of Contractor Qualification & Responsibilities
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Provisions in the NDAA That Contractors Should Watch
SECURE Technology Act To Change Supply Chain Compliance
SECURE Technology Act To Change Supply Chain Compliance
The Complicated Scenario for Some Contractors Post-Shutdown
The Complicated Scenario for Some Contractors Post-Shutdown
SECURE Technology Act To Change Supply Chain Compliance
Government Contracting’s Biggest Moments of the Year
DoD Recalls Controversial Contractor Pay Schedule Change
DoD Recalls Controversial Contractor Pay Schedule Change
Government Contractors Enter Protest Season
Government Contractors Enter Protest Season
Provisions in the FY19 NDAA Impacting Government Contractors
Provisions in the FY19 NDAA Impacting Government Contractors
Impact of FY19 NDAA Negotiations on Government Contractors
Impact of FY19 NDAA Negotiations on Government Contractors
Changes for Government Contracting in "Lucia v. SEC"
Changes for Government Contracting in "Lucia v. SEC"
GAO Launches Electronic Filing System for Bid Protests
GAO Launches Electronic Filing System for Bid Protests
Industry Responds to GSA E-Commerce Portal
Industry Responds to GSA E-Commerce Portal
Impact of Section 809 Panel Findings On Defense Contractors
Impact of Section 809 Panel Findings On Defense Contractors
GSA Reverse Industry Training: Execution – Modifications & Compliance
GSA Reverse Industry Training: Execution – Modifications & Compliance
RAND Study: Bid Protests Don’t Delay DoD Procurement Process
RAND Study: Bid Protests Don’t Delay DoD Procurement Process
The NDAA and Contractors
The NDAA and Contractors
What NDAA Has to Say About Procurement, Bid Protests
What NDAA Has to Say About Procurement, Bid Protests
Judge Dismisses OPM Data Breach Lawsuits, Union Appeals
Judge Dismisses OPM Data Breach Lawsuits, Union Appeals
Major Acquisition Reforms in FY18 Defense Authorization Bill
Major Acquisition Reforms in FY18 Defense Authorization Bill
Impact of Cybersecurity Executive Order on Industry
Impact of Cybersecurity Executive Order on Industry
GSA Schedule Contracts Add Paid Sick Leave
GSA Schedule Contracts Add Paid Sick Leave

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