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

Luke Meier is special counsel in the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group. He represents and advises clients in all aspects of government contract law, and has experience with a wide variety of matters including contract disputes and claims, bid protests, domestic sourcing requirements, ethics policies and training, internal investigations, and fraud disclosures.

Mr. Meier’s litigation experience includes complex commercial disputes in federal courts and numerous bid protest actions before the Government Accountability Office and United States Court of Federal Claims covering a wide range of procurements, such as:

  • aerospace and defense (including a $500M helicopter services contract);
  • biotechnology (including a $500M biodefense contract);
  • healthcare (including a $23B TRICARE contract); and
  • information technology (including a $600M cloud services contract).
  • 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.
  • 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 defended company’s practices through live presentation and series of written responses.
  • Managed internal investigation and response to grand jury subpoena for major Department of Energy services contractor.
  • 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 IT contractor from GSA claim seeking $20M in repayment based on alleged mischarging of subcontractor labor.
  • Overturned Navy's proposed debarment of individual alleged to have violated Procurement Integrity Act.
  • Conducted internal investigation and marshalled rebuttal evidence to successfully defend mechanical services contractor facing allegations of fraudulent overcharging of labor hours.
  • Helped obtain favorable settlement for major IT contractor facing allegations of fraudulent mischarging related to labor category qualifications.
  • Provided GSA Schedule contract counseling to leading public relations firm and major accounting services firm.
  • Conducted internal investigation for major defense contractor to assess potential violations of Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) related to changes in subcontractor pricing.
  • 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” (2015)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (2016)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (2017)