McGuireWoods Adds Government Contracts Litigator in Tysons Corner Office

April 17, 2014

Christian Nagel has joined McGuireWoods LLP where he will lead the firm’s government contracts litigation team and serve as senior counsel in its Commercial Litigation Department.

Previously a partner at Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC, Nagel works in the firm’s Tysons Corner office and focuses on an array of litigation matters, representing clients in bid protests, claims, suspension/debarment, False Claims Act matters, and investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He regularly guides corporations through compliance issues, including internal investigations and employee training.

Nagel served for 12 years on active duty and as a reservist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, an officer-in-charge of the Quantico Legal Assistance Office, and a military prosecutor. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2009, he was responsible for adjudicating claims against NATO and the U.S. government.

“Chris’ experience in the government and private sectors will greatly enhance the service we provide to clients in the areas of government contract and complex commercial litigation,” said Leonard Marsico, chairman of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. “We are delighted to have him join the team.”

“Chris brings diverse experience representing clients in a range of industries, including aerospace and life sciences,” added Jonathan Rak, managing partner of the firm’s Tysons Corner office. “We’re proud to have him on board.”

Before joining the Marine Corps, Nagel worked on Capitol Hill as a staff member of former U.S. Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., and as a writer in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. He graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 2005, and earned his B.A. from Miami University in 1999.