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Carla Weiss


Carla Weiss advises large and small companies on a range of high-stakes government contract issues. She is a well-known bid protest practitioner, with successful matters before the Government Accountability Office, Court of Federal Claims, Federal Circuit, SBA Office of Hearing and Appeals, and FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition. In partnership with clients, she provides strategic legal guidance throughout the acquisition process, and ultimately represents protesters challenging contract decisions—and intervenors defending their awards.


Carla also has significant experience representing contractors and subcontractors in claims litigation against the government as well as handling internal investigations for government contractors. She counsels 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. Through multiple secondments, Carla has seen first-hand the pressures and demands facing government contractors, and she brings that in-house perspective when advising clients.


Prior to joining the firm, Carla was a partner and Senior Associate at two Washington AmLaw ranked firms. 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.



  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Law360 Rising Star in Government Contracts
  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer

Practice and Expertise

  • Competition & Bid Protests
  • Contract REAs and Claims
  • Internal and Government Investigations
  • Contractor Compliance

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