ELIZABETH C. JOHNSON
Senior Associate
(202) 342-8625
ELIZABETH C. JOHNSON Senior Associate

Beth Johnson is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on government contracts and compliance.

Beth represents clients on a wide range of legal and legislative matters related to federal, state, and local government procurements. She regularly represents clients in bringing, and defending against, bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Disputes Resolution for Acquisitions. She counsels clients on their federal contracts and subcontracts, teaming agreements, organizational conflicts of interest, and compliance with other applicable procurement law. Beth also advises clients on eligibility for, and compliance with, federal and state contracting programs including the Small Business Administration’s Government Contracting Programs and the D.C. Certified Business Entity Program.

Beth also has significant experience in civil commercial litigation, and has represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels.

On behalf of one of the nation’s largest clinical laboratory networks, successfully protested the award of a $100+ million Department of Defense contract, including filing protest at the GAO and defending subsequent protests at the GAO and the Court of Federal Claims after our client won the contract award.

Successfully represented a commercial reference laboratory in protest of a $52 million Department of Navy contract before the Court of Federal Claims.

Successfully defended client’s award of a $25 million task order extension the U.S. Agency for International Development (“USAID”) at the GAO. 

On behalf of an international development consulting client, successfully protested $76 million contract award by USAID for an international criminal justice reform program.

Successfully represented clients in obtaining SBA 8(a) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business status.

Advised clients on steps required to maintain security clearances.

Advised small businesses on teaming arrangements, affiliation rules, and non-manufacturer rules for purposes of SBA small business set-aside contracts.

Pro Bono

Successfully represented a client in proceedings for a protective order and for child custody.

Successfully represented two different clients in proceedings for Social Security disability benefits.

Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2014-2017.

"The Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing," The Burton Foundation, in association with the Library of Congress, 2010

About

Beth Johnson is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on government contracts and compliance.

Beth represents clients on a wide range of legal and legislative matters related to federal, state, and local government procurements. She regularly represents clients in bringing, and defending against, bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Disputes Resolution for Acquisitions. She counsels clients on their federal contracts and subcontracts, teaming agreements, organizational conflicts of interest, and compliance with other applicable procurement law. Beth also advises clients on eligibility for, and compliance with, federal and state contracting programs including the Small Business Administration’s Government Contracting Programs and the D.C. Certified Business Entity Program.

Beth also has significant experience in civil commercial litigation, and has represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels.

Experience

On behalf of one of the nation’s largest clinical laboratory networks, successfully protested the award of a $100+ million Department of Defense contract, including filing protest at the GAO and defending subsequent protests at the GAO and the Court of Federal Claims after our client won the contract award.

Successfully represented a commercial reference laboratory in protest of a $52 million Department of Navy contract before the Court of Federal Claims.

Successfully defended client’s award of a $25 million task order extension the U.S. Agency for International Development (“USAID”) at the GAO. 

On behalf of an international development consulting client, successfully protested $76 million contract award by USAID for an international criminal justice reform program.

Successfully represented clients in obtaining SBA 8(a) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business status.

Advised clients on steps required to maintain security clearances.

Advised small businesses on teaming arrangements, affiliation rules, and non-manufacturer rules for purposes of SBA small business set-aside contracts.

Pro Bono

Successfully represented a client in proceedings for a protective order and for child custody.

Successfully represented two different clients in proceedings for Social Security disability benefits.

Honors

Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2014-2017.

"The Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing," The Burton Foundation, in association with the Library of Congress, 2010

Practices