Meet the Team

What They Said

"We are proud to say Nichols Liu is our firm for government contracts. They understand our expectations and provide enlightened, practical solutions."

Jim Pickup

General Counsel, The Aspen Institute

"As a general counsel, I care about how effective my law firms are at finding creative solutions to thorny problems while continuously improving on the value delivered to my company. The team at Nichols Liu excels in both areas."

Helle Weeke

General Counsel, DAI

Our People

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  • Suspension & debarment, bid protests, claims, investigations
  • Creative problem solver
  • Chambers USA: “outstanding strategist, good communicator, has an excellent bedside manner with executives and boards under stress…”
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  • Investigations, False Claims Act litigator, white collar defense
  • Former DOJ Trial Attorney and agency General Counsel
  • Frequent speaker, author and commentator on procurement fraud issues
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Bob Rhoad

Partner
  • False Claims Act Litigator
  • "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers® in the Civil Litigation
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  • Suspension & debarment; internal investigations; civil and criminal fraud litigation
  • Air Force Debarring Official for 16 years
  • Managed 20 global investigations for Fortune 500 corporations
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  • Congressional and legislative advocate
  • Federal program expert (DOD, Energy, Army Corps Civil Works, Transportation)
  • Risk management and opportunity assessments
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  • Bid Protests and Claims
  • Former Partner and Founding Member of Crowell and Moring
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  • Suspension & debarment, claims, investigations, development of risk management and compliance programs
  • Develops innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Brings clarity to the maze of government issues
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  • Crisis management, government relations, host country relations
  • 40 years of government experience
  • Political and developmental strategist and leader
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  • Government and internal investigations; False Claims Act; Health Care Fraud
  • Former DOJ Trial Attorney in Civil Fraud Section
  • Significant experience with False Claims Act litigation, including jury trial and appellate experience
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  • Bid protests, claims, False Claims Act, and investigations
  • Former clerk for a U.S. District Judge and Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
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Annie Kim

Investigator and Special Counsel
  • Investigations, false claims, suspension & debarment
  • Former USAID and Energy OIG agent with extensive experience conducting criminal, civil, and administrative investigations
  • 5 years spent leading investigations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Near East
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  • e-Discovery solutions and litigation support
  • Project management
  • 6 years in private practice
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Adrian Wigston

Investigator and Cost Accountant
  • Incurred cost audits, indirect cost rates, bid proposals, sub-recipient and sub-contract Management, cost-share contributions for cooperative agreements.
  • Former DCAA auditor and OIG auditor (Energy & Veterans Affairs) with extensive experience conducting incurred cost and performance audits.
  • CAS covered and non-major contractors. Award management for cooperative agreements with non-profit, education, and research and development award recipients.