John McCarthy

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

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John E. McCarthy, Jr. is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring and member of the Steering Committee for the firm's Government Contracts Group. John has spent more than twenty years litigating all forms of government contracts cases for both large and small government contractors, with a particular emphasis on bid protests. Because of John's strong engineering background, he has particular experience in technology related issues, including litigation regarding complex technology and data rights, patent and other intellectual property issues.

John has litigated hundreds of bid protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Small Business Administration, and other U.S. government agencies as well as numerous state and local forums. John has also litigated and provided counseling on the full range of government contracts issues, including contract formation, organizational conflict of interest, patent and data rights, small business and other socioeconomic concerns, contract claims, prime/sub disputes, M&A transactions involving government contractors, as well as foreign participation in U.S. Government procurement. John has also provided counseling and defended clients in connection with allegations of fraud and false claims, including actual or threatened suspension/debarment and qui tam litigation.

In addition to his government contract practice, John has a broad array of experience in non-government contracts matters, including insurance coverage, IT outsourcing and intellectual property counseling and litigation.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring in 1989, John worked for ten years designing and developing a variety of computer and communication systems for various companies, including IBM Corporation and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

John is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as well as various federal district and appellate courts. John is a vice-chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section Bid Protest and Research & Development/Intellectual Property Committees. He is a co-chair of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Government Contracts Committee.

John has written and spoken extensively on government contracts technology issues and intellectual property rights.

John received his degree in engineering science specializing in both mechanical and electrical engineering from Rockhurst College in 1976, his Master's Degree in electrical engineering from Catholic University in 1978, and his J.D. from Catholic University in 1989.

John is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee and makes pro bono work a constant part of his practice. John was the recipient of the John Carroll Society Pro Bono Legal Services Award.

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Education
JD
Class of 1989

The Columbus School of Law, also known as CUA Law, is the law school of The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. The law school was established in 1897. Its name comes from ties to The Knights of Columbus.

Master's in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1978

The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a private university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is a pontifical university of the Catholic Church in the United States and the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center following approval by Pope Leo XIII on Easter Sunday, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. It has been called one of the 25 most underrated colleges in America, one of the nation's best colleges by the Princeton Review, "one of the most eco-friendly universities in the country," and has been recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society.

BSES Specialization in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Class of 1976

Rockhurst University Who we are Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university that offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership and service. Mission Rockhurst University exists to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal education and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. Academics The Jesuit tradition of focus on individual dignity runs through the curriculum, which is based on the seven classical modes of inquiry: artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific relational and scientific causal. Accolades Rockhurst University has been ranked among the top master's universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. It also has been ranked among the nation's top 30 wireless college campuses by Intel. Rockhurst is the only institution in the Kansas City area to have earned the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Faculty A 12:1 student-faculty ratio fosters rich campus discussions and wide opportunities for student research. Average class size is 24 students. Professors, as opposed to graduate teaching assistants, teach freshman courses. Ninety-two percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. View our Student/Faculty Videos for more information. Commitment to Service Students receive two transcripts when they graduate–one for academic work and another for their service activities. Each year, Rockhurst’s Center for Service Learning matches student volunteers with more than 100 local organizations in need. Rockhurst students give more than 30,000 hours annually in service to others. Distinction In 2003, the prestigious Carnegie Foundation named Rockhurst as one of 12 national leadership sites for the scholarship of teaching and learning. In 2006, Rockhurst was selected as one of 12 colleges and universities nationwide to lead an effort to improve teaching in higher education. And most recently, in 2010, the foundation recognized the University for the strength of its community outreach efforts by awarding Rockhurst its community engagement classification. Rockhurst is the only institution in the Kansas City area to have earned this high honor. Alumni While more than half of Rockhurst's 25,000 alumni live in the Kansas City metropolitan area, every state in the U.S. and many foreign countries are influenced by the Rockhurst alumni who live there. Rockhurst graduates serve as executive leaders for major companies and organizations in Kansas City and throughout the country

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Member
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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
1989 - Current

Crowell & Moring LLP is a law firm that provides legal services in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It also offers services in other areas including employee benefits, tax and white collar defense. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory operates a national research facility. It is a federally funded research and development center. The firm specializes in robotic space and Earth science missions. The company was founded by Frank Malina, Ed Forman, and Jack Parsons on October 31, 1936 and is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

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The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

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Member of the Steering Committee, Government Contracts Group
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Crowell & Moring LLP is a law firm that provides legal services in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It also offers services in other areas including employee benefits, tax and white collar defense. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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TO PROVIDE CIVIL LEGAL AID TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER.

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