B.A., Brown; J.D., The Catholic University of America
Professor Liza Craig is a member of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group, where she focuses her practice 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 disputes related to awards, administration, and termination of government contracts, and on matters related to contract compliance. Professor Craig provides creative, knowledgeable, and practical advice designed to successfully advance and achieve client objectives. She has significant experience advising on complex, high-dollar-value weapon systems competitive 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. She has also provided advice regarding cybersecurity compliance, IT certification and accreditation, and technical data rights. Currently, Professor Craig also serves as Reed Smith’s Deputy Chair for Diversity Equity & Inclusion.
Prior to joining Reed Smith, Professor Craig worked as a senior associate counsel with the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel for over a decade. In this role, she provided legal counsel to numerous navy general and flag officers and senior executives, as well as their staffs, primarily focusing on procurement law, fiscal law, and government ethics. Professor Craig is also a professorial lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School where she lectures on the formation of government contracts and mediation to J.D. and LL.M. candidates.
Professor Craig is a graduate of the Georgetown Visitation College Preparatory School, Washington, D.C., Brown University, Providence, RI, and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C., where she served as a staff and editorial board member of CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communication Law and Policy. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and before the United States Court of Federal Claims and United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.