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Luke Meier
Luke W. Meier
Special Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5428 lmeier@cov.com Download V-card

Luke Meier is a seasoned litigator and counselor with wide-ranging expertise in government procurement law. He represents contractors in contract disputes and claims, bid protests, and False Claims Act litigation. He helps clients establish and refine internal controls, and provides strategic advice on a range of matters including domestic sourcing requirements, personal and organizational conflicts of interest, and ethics policies and training.

Mr. Meier has extensive experience helping clients investigate and defend allegations of fraud. He has managed the response to numerous DCAA and IG audits, and has successfully defended several clients from Government allegations of fraud. Mr. Meier’s regulatory compliance counseling includes advice regarding the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, GSA schedule contracting, and ethics and internal controls requirements. His litigation experience includes complex commercial disputes in federal court and scores of bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

  • Successfully defended AECOM/URS from a False Claims Act case brought by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, obtaining summary dismissal of complaint filed by the Department of Justice.
  • Helped incumbent overturn award to a competitor of $5 billion Department of Energy contract, obtaining favorable GAO decision leading to a reopened procurement.
  • Represented state utility in successful indemnification claim against Army Corps of Engineers, resulting in award of $234 million in costs, plus more than $100 million in interest.
  • Successfully defended executive from potential Air Force debarment following settlement of False Claims Act charges.
  • Lead counsel for engineering services contractor in successful post-award protest of Navy ship-building procurement.
  • Lead counsel for contractor in successful post-award protest of GSA procurement for human resources services.
  • Managed internal investigation for defense services contractor accused of improper record keeping and labor mischarging, and successfully defended company’s practices through written responses and presentations to auditors and investigators.
  • Successfully defended IT contractor from GSA claim seeking $20M in repayment based on alleged mischarging of subcontractor labor.
  • Helped obtain favorable settlement for major IT contractor facing allegations of fraudulent mischarging related to labor category qualifications.
  • Overturned Navy’s proposed debarment of individual alleged to have violated Procurement Integrity Act.
  • Successfully defended mechanical services contractor accused of fraudulent labor hour overcharging.
  • Won new round of discussions and proposal submission for research university excluded from competitive range in Army biodefense procurement.
  • Represented contractor in successful post-award protest of District of Columbia streetcar procurement.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section, Bid Protest Committee, Vice Chair
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)