Carla J. Weiss

Carla Weiss advises large and small clients on a range of high-stakes government contract issues.  She is a well-known bid protest practitioner, with successful matters before the Government Accountability Office, Court of Federal Claims, SBA Office of Hearing and Appeals, and FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition. In partnership with clients, she provides strategic legal guidance throughout the acquisition process, and ultimately represents protesters challenging contract decisions—and intervenors defending their awards.

Carla also has significant experience handling internal investigations for government contractors and representing contractors and subcontractors in claims litigation against the government. In addition, she counsels clients on a variety of federal statutes, regulations and government contract-related compliance matters, including FAR and DFARS interpretation, SBA small business and socioeconomic programs and eligibility, and foreign sourcing requirements. Through multiple secondments, Carla has seen first-hand the pressures and demands facing government contractors, and she brings that in-house perspective when advising clients. 

Prior to joining the firm, Carla served as a law clerk to former United States Senator Arlen Specter at the Senate Judiciary Committee. She also worked at the National Republican Senatorial Committee and interned with the White House Office of Public Liaison.