WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reed Smith today announced Ms. Liza Craig, a former Senior Associate Counsel with the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel, has joined its Global Regulatory Enforcement Group as counsel in Washington, D.C.. Immediately prior to joining the firm, she served as the Acquisition Counsel to the 31st Chief of Naval Operations.

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“Liza brings us exceptional experience and thought leadership in government procurement matters after a long career supporting senior Department of Defense clients on litigation and compliance matters,” said Michael Lowell, co-leader of the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement practice. “She has significant knowledge of procurement policies and issues and a wealth of connections in the government contracting community that will be valuable to our clients and enhance our practice.”

Ms. Craig’s practice will focus on government contracting and 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.

“Reed Smith’s government contracting practice and its global platform provide the ideal environment for me to leverage government procurement background, defense industry experience and network of legal, industry, and government contacts,” said Ms. Craig. “My long-term vision is to become a sought-after resource in the government contracts space and to contribute to the practice’s growth and expansion.”