Better Practices

Our unique advantage is our combination of premium expertise, modern approaches, and value-driven service.

We engineered Nichols Liu from the ground up – by combining our experience at leading firms, agencies, and contractors with feedback and recommendations from our clients.

Robert Nichols and Andy Liu formed Nichols Liu with advice from Gail Steinel, Executive-in-Residence, Yale School of Management.


We eat, sleep, and breathe government contracts. It’s what we do.

Blue-Chip Quality

We maintain the same high standards from our prior, BigLaw firms.

Predictable, Fair Pricing

We use legal project management to scope matters, budget reliably, and monitor progress. And we are happy to share the risks and rewards.

Better Solutions

We build creative, effective approaches to achieve your business objectives. Our track record of achieving superior results speaks for itself.

Responsive and Timely

We give prompt attention to your needs, timely return emails and phone calls, and always meet deadlines.

Trusted Counsel

We provide honest, well-reasoned advice to help you make good decisions.

What Our Clients Say

Our Guiding Principles

  • 1. Client satisfaction is our number one priority.

  • 2. We provide a broad range of legal, investigative, and government relations services to be a one-stop shop for government contractors.

  • 3. We learn our client’s business and strategic objectives, and relentlessly pursue success as defined by our clients.

  • 4. We don’t just serve as legal technicians, but as trusted advisors who deliver helpful advice and concise recommendations that are actionable in the context of our clients’ businesses.

  • 5. We constantly seek cost efficiencies and share those savings with our clients.

  • 6. We train our lawyers on legal project management, creative problem solving, and managing matters for efficiency.

  • 7. We proactively offer alternative fee structures that give clients options and predictability while rewarding successful outcomes.

  • 8. We leverage technology for our mutual benefit in terms of collaboration, transparency, and efficiency.

  • 9. We consider our clients’ issues as our own, and we partner with them to achieve shared objectives.

  • 10. We budget realistically for what is likely to occur and for worst case scenarios, and provide transparency as we incur costs, to avoid surprises.


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