Our Attorneys

Keith Baker

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Partner

Admitted in:

Virginia

District of Columbia

New York


Education:  

J.D., Syracuse University, 1975
L.L.M, George Washington University with highest honors, 1978
 A.B., Princeton University, 1972


Voice: 703.448.1810, ext. 19
Facsimile: 703.448.3336


kbaker@bctwlaw.com 


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Publications:

  • "Financial Issues for the Contracts Professional," NCMA, 1993
  • "Indemnification of Environmental Contractors and Subcontractors", NCMA Magazine, June 1991
  • "State and Local Taxes - Who Bears the Burden?", NCMA Journal, Winter 1984
  • "Small Business Financing", Sheppards/McGraw-Hill, 1983
  • "Federal Contracts Management", Matthew Bender, 1982
  • "Enforcement of Foreign Exchange Control Laws:, The International Trade Law Journal, Fall 1997

John Tolle, Esq.

Managing Partner

 Admitted in:   

Virginia
District of Columbia


Voice: 703.448.1810, ext. 17
Facsimile: 703.448.3336


jtolle@bctwlaw.com 


 John R. Tolle is the managing partner of the McLean, Virginia, law firm of Baker, Cronogue, Tolle & Werfel  where he specializes in all aspects of Government contracts. Prior to practicing with bctw, he was a partner at a large firm for several years, and on that firm's management committee one year. Before entering private practice, he began his career as an attorney with the Office of General Counsel, Department of the Navy.  




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Todd Whay, Esq.

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Partner

 Admitted in:

Maryland 

 Virginia 


Federal Courts:

 U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Education:

 J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C.

M.B.A., University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business, Baltimore, MD

B.S., Towson University, Towson, MD

 

Voice: 703.448.1810, ext. 20

Facsimile: 703.448.3336


twhay@bctwlaw.com


 Mr. Whay is a highly experienced Government Contracts attorney that devotes his practice to assisting clients navigate the daily array of legal challenges and opportunities. With his law firm experience, as well as his corporate experience, Mr. Whay understands that clients want solutions to their real-world problems, not abstract dissertations on the law. 

Gerald Werfel, Esq.

Partner

Admitted in:

Virginia 

District of Columbia 

                     

Federal Courts:

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Maryland

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Education:

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

B.S.C.E., Carnegie Mellon University


Voice: 703.448.1810, ext. 21

Facsimile: 703.448.3336


ghwerfel@bctwlaw.com


In January 2016, Gerald H. Werfel joined Baker, Cronogue, Tolle & Werfel, LLP as an equity partner.  Mr. Werfel’s long government experience was almost entirely focused on procurement law issues, ranging from bid protests to debarment and suspension. Since entering private practice in 1989, Mr. Werfel has concentrated on government contracting matters, providing a full range of advisory services in all aspects of this complex area as well as representing clients, large and small in disputes with the government over contracts. He has helped government contractors establish internal controls and systems to avoid problems, has conducted numerous internal investigations for clients to determine the facts of specific problems or alleged wrongdoing. He has been involved in hundreds of disputes with the government over business qualifications for size and other set-aside contracts. He has helped clients survive government investigations and audits. His specific experience in suspensions and debarments while in government has enabled him to help government contractors avoid the worst possible outcomes of these potentially terminal problems. First admitted to the Bar in 1975, Mr. Werfel is admitted to the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is the co-author of the Lawyer’s Desk Book on White Collar Crime, National Legal Center for the Public Interest 1991 and other publications. 

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Ian Cronogue, Esq.

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Partner

Admissions in: 

Virginia

District of Columbia


Federal Courts: 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Maryland 

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Education:

J.D., American University Washington College of Law, magna cum laude

B.S., University of North Carolina Wilmington, with honors


Voice: 703.448.1810, ext. 22
Facsimile: 703.448.3336


iancronogue@bctwlaw.com 


 Ian Cronogue previously practiced law at the firm of Murray, Cronogue & Werfel, P.L.C. with a focus on both litigation and government contracts. Specifically he has represented a broad range of clients in matters involving breach of contract claims, business torts, security clearance litigation, employment litigation, internet defamation, ITAR compliance, FCPA compliance, a multinational merger and acquisition, insurance litigation, stock option litigation as well as many matters involving government contracts litigation.  In January 2016, Mr. Cronogue joined Baker, Cronogue, Tolle & Werfel, LLP as an equity partner.