ELIZABETH C. JOHNSON
Special Counsel
(202) 342-8625 (202) 342-8625
ELIZABETH C. JOHNSON Special Counsel
Beth Johnson’s practice focuses on government contracts and compliance.  Beth counsels clients on a wide range of legal and legislative matters related to federal, state and local government procurements.  An experienced litigator, 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.

In addition, Beth counsels clients on their federal contracts and subcontracts, teaming agreements, organizational conflicts of interest, and compliance with other applicable procurement law.  She also advises on eligibility for, and compliance with, federal and state contracting programs, including the Small Business Administration’s government contracting programs.

Moreover, Beth has significant experience in civil commercial litigation, and has successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate court levels.  A strong written and oral advocate, Beth is dedicated to understanding her clients’ needs and presenting each client’s case in a compelling way.  She works well under pressure, and effectively advocates for her clients even under extremely short timeframes inherent in procurement litigation.

Notably, Beth is a recipient of the prestigious Burton Award.  Supported by the Library of Congress, the Burton Award is given to attorneys who have demonstrated achievement in the law and legal writing.  In addition to the Burton Award, Beth is consistently recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington, D.C. “Rising Star.”  Beth is valued by both clients and her colleagues for her steadfast work ethic and consistently high quality work product.
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 the 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 the client’s award of a $25 million task order extension, involving the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at the GAO.

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

Successfully challenged the U.S. General Services Administration’s decision not to award a lucrative contract for human capital and training services to a client at the Court of Federal Claims, after multiple other protesters lost their challenges to the same procurement at the GAO.

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’s practice focuses on government contracts and compliance.  Beth counsels clients on a wide range of legal and legislative matters related to federal, state and local government procurements.  An experienced litigator, 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.

In addition, Beth counsels clients on their federal contracts and subcontracts, teaming agreements, organizational conflicts of interest, and compliance with other applicable procurement law.  She also advises on eligibility for, and compliance with, federal and state contracting programs, including the Small Business Administration’s government contracting programs.

Moreover, Beth has significant experience in civil commercial litigation, and has successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate court levels.  A strong written and oral advocate, Beth is dedicated to understanding her clients’ needs and presenting each client’s case in a compelling way.  She works well under pressure, and effectively advocates for her clients even under extremely short timeframes inherent in procurement litigation.

Notably, Beth is a recipient of the prestigious Burton Award.  Supported by the Library of Congress, the Burton Award is given to attorneys who have demonstrated achievement in the law and legal writing.  In addition to the Burton Award, Beth is consistently recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington, D.C. “Rising Star.”  Beth is valued by both clients and her colleagues for her steadfast work ethic and consistently high quality work product.

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

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

Successfully challenged the U.S. General Services Administration’s decision not to award a lucrative contract for human capital and training services to a client at the Court of Federal Claims, after multiple other protesters lost their challenges to the same procurement at the GAO.

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