BiographyAngela B. Styles is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of the firm's Government Contracts Group. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Styles served in the federal government as Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, a position requiring confirmation by the United States Senate. Ms. Styles also served in the General Services Administration Public Buildings Service in a Senior Executive Service appointment. In these positions, Ms. Styles was responsible for the policies and regulations governing all purchases by the federal government. Ms. Styles led presidential initiatives on federal contracting and worked on a wide variety of legal, legislative and policy issues associated with contractor ethics, federal contracts compliance, homeland security, terrorism related indemnification, and labor management relations. Ms. Styles also chaired the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, the Federal Acquisition Council, and the Cost Accounting Standards Board.
Ms. Styles' current practice concentrates on government contracts counseling and litigation, including procurement ethics and compliance, civil and criminal fraud matters under the False Claims Act, mandatory disclosure, procurement integrity, the Anti-Kickback Act, GSA Schedule contracting with an emphasis on pricing issues, GSA leasing, and Buy American and Trade Agreements Act compliance. In addition, Ms. Styles conducts complex internal investigations, corporate compliance reviews, and training programs on ethics and public sector contract compliance.