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 30 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. She litigates at the federal and state levels and at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her knowledge of both government contracts law and litigation strategy and technique enable her to conduct investigations and litigation effectively and efficiently. She has negotiated successful settlements involving complex legal issues with both governmental and private entities. Gail also assists clients with defective pricing and termination cases, bid protests, and mergers, acquisitions, and other complex transactions, and counsels clients on intellectual property, cost accounting, cybersecurity, export, and compliance issues.
Gail serves as the co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Procurement Fraud Committee.