Contending with Federal Investigations

On this edition of Expert Voices of Government Contracting, host Peter Eyre interviews Gail Zirkelbach, Robert Rhoad and Philip Inglima about investigations. C...


Peter Eyre

Peter Eyre, Partner, Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group

Peter J. Eyre is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group. Nationally ranked by Chambers USA in Government Contracts since 2014, Peter was also named to the National Law Journal‘s list of “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in 2014. Peter’s practice includes a wide range of litigation, counseling, and transactional capabilities, including: compliance reviews; enhancing and implementing compliance programs; due diligence in the transactional context; structuring transactions; dispute resolution; bid protests; complex investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, and other civil and criminal matters; grants and related requirements; GSA Schedule contracting; contract negotiation and administration; suspension and debarment proceedings; and mandatory disclosures.  Click here for Peter’s full bio.



Philip Inglima

Philip Inglima, Partner, Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & regulatory Enforcement Group

Phil Inglima is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. He has litigated a broad range of criminal and civil matters in trial and appellate courts, with an emphasis on criminal frauds and parallel civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Phil frequently conducts internal investigations for corporations, with recent efforts focusing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Federal False Claims Act, procurement fraud, bribery, false statements, and potential environmental crimes. He has counseled companies in the development and implementation of compliance programs, and has guided clients through regulatory reporting and disclosure processes. He also has extensive experience in handling congressional investigations and professional responsibility proceedings. In high-stakes, high profile matters, he has achieved outstanding results for a wide variety of corporate and individual clients over the past 25 years. Click here for Phil’s full bio.


Robert Rhoad

Robert Rhoad, Partner, Crowell & Moring

Robert “Bob” Rhoad is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring and is active in the firm’s Health Care, Government Contracts, White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement, and Antitrust groups. He is co-leader of both the firm’s Government Procurement Fraud/False Claims Act and Health Care Litigation Teams. Bob is a trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience and his primary area of focus is complex litigation involving the federal False Claims Act, state false claims laws, fraud and abuse matters, and criminal and civil government enforcement actions initiated by qui tam relators (whistleblowers) and/or brought by federal and state governmental authorities. In recognition of his success, among other accolades, Bob has been listed as a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® in the Civil Litigation category and as a “Top Lawyer” by Washingtonian magazine in the Whistleblower Defense category – one of only six attorneys so designated.  Click here for Bob’s full bio.


Gail Zirkelbach

Gail Zirkelbach, Partner, Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group

Gail Zirkelbach is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group and resident in the Los Angeles office. She also serves as a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group Steering Committee. Gail’s practice focuses on internal investigations, defense of fraud actions, and counseling aerospace and technology companies and operators of DOE laboratories in all government contracts and compliance areas at the federal, state, and local levels. A leading government contracts attorney for more than 20 years, Gail concentrates her work on the defense of qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, conducting internal investigations, in the U.S. and abroad, and assisting clients with the development and implementation of compliance programs.  Click here for Gail’s full bio.

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