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Brian Cruz focuses his practice on government contract law, including the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).
Brian advises clients in all aspects of government contracts law, from contract formation to prosecuting claims against the government, as well as defending contractors against False Claims Act allegations.
Defended client successfully against charges of procurement fraud with a damages claim estimate of approximately $100 million.
Represented a public utility in a $100 million negotiation for the privatization of a natural gas utility system on a U.S. military installation.
Litigated a $65 million federal torts claim suit against the Department of the Navy for damage sustained to a state-of-the-art airship.
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars – Los Angeles, Government Contracts (2015–2016)
Co-authored California Public Procurement Handbook –2015 ed., West Publications, November 2016 (with Mike Rizzo)
Co-authored "Government Contract Disputes," 2011 - 2012 ed., Chapter 12, National Security-Related Disputes, West Publications, November 2011 (with Tom Abbott)
J.D., Southwestern Law School, 2007
B.A., University of Southern California, 1994
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California