Liza Craig is a partner in Goodwin’s Global Trade practice where she focuses on government contracts and grants. She counsels her clients on all aspects of the procurement process, including the proposal preparation and submission process, the resolution of dispute related to awards, administration, and termination of government contracts, and on matters related to contract compliance. Liza provides creative, knowledgeable, and practical advice designed to successfully advance and achieve her clients’ business goals and objectives.

Liza has significant experience advising on complex defense sector weapon systems procurements, on highly technical IT procurements, and on procurements (both large and small) of supplies and services. This experience includes substantial bid protest work before the Government Accountability Office. She also has experience advising on non-traditional procurement instruments such as Other Transaction Authority agreements and on counseling clients on matters associated with federal and state grant funds and on Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and Work For Private Parties Agreements (WFPPs). Liza has focused extensively on matters involving statutory and regulatory compliance with the Competition in Contracting Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, and the Trade Secrets Act. She has also provided counsel on cybersecurity compliance, IT certification and FedRAMP authorization, and technical data rights.

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Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Liza was a partner at Reed Smith. Previously, she worked as a senior associate counsel with the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel.

Professional Activities

Liza is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. At the Greater Washington Urban League, she serves as general counsel and is a member of the Board of Directors. Liza is also a member of the board of Children of Uganda.


Liza received the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Chief of Naval Operations.

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JD, 2004
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
BA, 1997
Brown University


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