William Crawford

William Crawford

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 804 7825

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Will Crawford helps clients navigate the complex web of federal and state procurement and nonprocurement statutes and regulations, providing practical guidance on best practices to ensure compliance. Will's practice also includes representing clients in challenging and defending government contract awards in protests before agencies, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Will also designs legal and policy solutions for educational institutions as they traverse intricate state and federal regulations. Armed with a master's degree in higher education, Will brings a multi-faceted approach to his practice, recognizing the specific challenges facing clients in the education sector.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Will served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan, where he delved into various civil litigation matters involving universities, K-12 school districts, and corporations. Through his previous experience working in the University of Michigan's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and advising Duke University's Office of Student Affairs on Title IX policy, Will knows firsthand the array of state and federal laws that universities must navigate. Will's wealth of experience in the higher education industry uniquely situates him to address educational organizations' most complicated problems.

While in law school, Will served on the Executive Committee of Duke Law's Moot Court Board. Will also received the faculty award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor & Employment Law and interned with Duke's Office of Counsel. During his undergraduate studies, Will interned at the White House's Office of Scheduling and Advance under the Obama Administration. Will's senior thesis, High School Options and Post-secondary Success, earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis award for his college, and it was subsequently co-published in the Journal of Catholic Education.

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2019

M.A., University of Michigan, 2015

B.A., The Ohio State University, magna cum laude with research distinction, 2014

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

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