James G. Flood
Partner, Crowell & Moring
James Flood is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and assists health
care, energy, and financial services clients with legal, legislative, and regulatory issues.
He is also chair of the firm's Government Affairs Group.
A former federal prosecutor and counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), James
has more than 20 years of experience assisting clients facing issues before the White
House, Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
and other federal agencies. He also works with the firm's Healthcare Group and
healthcare fraud practice team to counsel clients on issues related to Medicare,
Medicaid, Part D, long-term care, health care fraud, the False Claims Act (FCA), and the
In the area of antitrust, he has advised and guided companies through public policy
issues affecting mergers in the healthcare and technology sectors. In the energy sector,
James has experience navigating renewable energy regulatory and policy matters, and
he served as the General Counsel for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, James led all federal and state government relations
for a Fortune 400 health care company with $6 billion annual revenue. James led the
Government Affairs Department and oversaw the company's advocacy before Congress,
HHS, CMS, DEA, key trade groups, and engaged with the White House on regulatory
issues. Previously, he assisted clients at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, where he
provided strategic government relations advice and counsel to Fortune 500 companies
in the health care, financial services, and energy sectors. Prior to that, he served as an
Assistant U.S. Attorney at DOJ, where he led federal and local criminal investigations of
U.S. corporations and individuals, prosecuted federal white collar grand jury criminal
investigations into health care fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, and government
contracts fraud. He tried approximately 80 federal or local jury or bench trials during his time at DOJ, and also led a two-year nationwide FCA investigation into the sale of defective bulletproof vests to federal law
enforcement agencies. James earned his B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.