Christopher J. Kimball

Chris Kimball is an associate in the Government Contracts practice group and a member of the Firm's Business Department. He joined the Firm in 2007 and is resident in the Washington, DC office.

Mr. Kimball handles matters before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals, the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals, and other specialized government contract fora.

His specific areas of expertise include the following:

Contract Disputes Act litigation
Bid Protest litigation
SBA Size Protests
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) counseling
Suspension and Debarment matters
Small Business/HUBZone/Veteran-Owned Small Business counseling
Prime Contract/Subcontractor disputes
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and litigation
False Claims Act matters
Arbitration and Mediation
CFIUS matters

Before joining Cooley, Mr. Kimball served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas C. Wheeler of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Before that, he clerked for the Honorable Susan Crawford of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Mr. Kimball received his JD from The George Washington University Law School in 2005. During law school, he was a member of The George Washington Law Review, and served as a judicial intern to Judge Inez Smith-Reid of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Connecticut College.

In 2010, Mr. Kimball received The Legal Aid Society's 2010 Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. Mr. Kimball's other pro bono clients include The Children's Law Center and The Capital Area Immigrants' Rights ("CAIR") Coalition in the District of Columbia. In addition to his pro bono practice, Mr. Kimball serves as Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the American Bar Association Public Contract Section.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Government Contracts and 2) National Security
Law School The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2005
Education Connecticut College, B.A., 1997
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cooley LLP
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