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Nichols Liu Lands Government Contracts Rising Star Carla Weiss.

Washington (May 16, 2024)Carla Weiss has joined Nichols Liu—a well-regarded boutique Government Contracts law firm in Washington D.C.—as a Partner.


Robert Nichols, Managing Partner of Nichols Liu stated:  “Law360 has rightfully identified Carla as a rising star in the government contracts community.  Her focus on government contracts litigation adds more bench strength to serve our clients.  She also fits well into our cadre of talented, creative, and entrepreneurial professionals.”


Ms. Weiss joins Nichols Liu from the Government Contracts practice at Jenner & Block and, before that, at WilmerHale. She also served as a law clerk to former United States Senator Arlen Specter at the Senate Judiciary Committee, worked at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and interned with the White House Office of Public Liaison.


Ms. Weiss stated, “I’m thrilled to take my practice to the next level at Nichols Liu.  The firm’s combination of sophisticated clients, innovative approaches to client service, and people-focused culture made this move an easy choice for me.”  She added, “Nichols Liu has great clients and work.  On my first day, I was able to step into a major role on a $60 billion bid protest.”


In addition to leading bid protests, Ms. Weiss’s practice will include representing contractors and subcontractors in claims litigation against the government as well as handling internal investigations for government contractors. She will advise clients on a variety of federal statutes, regulations, and government contract-related compliance matters, including FAR and DFARS interpretation, SBA small business and socioeconomic programs and eligibility, and foreign sourcing requirements.


“We have worked hard to build a platform that features top talent, sophisticated clients, transparent compensation, and a diverse and positive work environment.  We are happy to be able to attract exceptional lawyers like Carla,” said Partner Andy Liu.


About Nichols Liu

Nichols Liu LLP is a Chambers-ranked boutique law firm dedicated to serving the needs of government contractors. While Big Law tries to do everything for everybody, Nichols Liu focuses on doing one mission exceptionally well:  providing legal services and strategic business advice to government contractors and not-for-profits. The firm has experienced 30% growth over the past year. Clients include 36 of the Top 100 Contractors of the U.S. federal government.


For additional information about Nichols Liu, visit For additional information, please contact Robert Nichols at or at (202) 846-9801.

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