Chris Hale is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Hale specializes in commercial litigation and government contracts, with an emphasis on general business disputes, intellectual property, and investigations.
In the general business context, Mr. Hale has represented businesses and individuals in litigation and arbitrations related to contractual disputes, business torts, and trade secrets claims. He has significant experience in drafting and opposing pleadings and motions, propounding and responding to discovery, fact gathering and analysis, and witness consultation.
In the government contracts area, Mr. Hale has counseled clients in the general commercial, defense, and health care industries on a wide variety of government contracting issues, including bid protests, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and other state and federal laws and regulations.
· Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010
· Member, State Bar of California
· Member, American Bar Association
· Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Postings
· "Avoiding "Embarrassment" In Contract Disputes Act Litigation: Routine vs. Non-Routine Requests For Payment," May 14, 2012
· "New Personal Conflict Of Interest Rules For Contractors," November 16, 2011
· "Trimming the Fat in Government Subcontracts -- Recognizing What Really Needs to Be Flowed Down by the Prime", August 12, 2009