Women Owned Government Contracts Law Firm

Elizabeth (Beth) A. Ferrell

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Beth Ferrell has more than 30 years of experience in private practice at major law firms representing government contractors in all aspects of federal procurement. She focuses on developing strategies to avoid and mitigate risk, creatively solving client problems, and efficiently resolving issues and controversies that arise throughout the procurement process — whether before contract award, during performance, after a termination, or during contract close-out. Beth concentrates her practice on performance disputes at both the prime and subcontractor level, REAs and contract claims, terminations, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, bid protests, and small business compliance issues. She has litigated a wide range of disputes, including default terminations, government and contractor claims, bid protests, and prime/subcontractor disputes at the Federal Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, GAO, and U.S. District Courts, as well as in arbitration.

As part of her cybersecurity practice, Beth provides comprehensive counseling regarding cybersecurity requirements and the development of robust cybersecurity compliance programs and incident response plans. She conducts internal investigations of cyber incidents, counsels clients on potential liabilities stemming from a breach, and defends government contractors when threatened with government monetary claims or possible default termination arising from alleged failure to comply with cyber requirements or after an alleged cyber incident.

Beth is a frequent speaker and author on a wide range of government contracts and cybersecurity issues.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Licensed In

  • District of Columbia
  • South Carolina

Relevant Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law
  • Vice-Chair, Contract Claims & Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Advisory Board Member, The Government Contractor
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • Faculty Member, Public Contracting Institute
  • Women in Defense (an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association)


  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Government Contracts, 2014-2018
  • Speaker on Performance Problems at the annual West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference in Washington, D.C., 2011-2017