Luke W. Meier

Biography

Luke Meier is a seasoned litigator and counselor with wide-ranging experience in government procurement law. He represents contractors in contract disputes and claims, bid protests, and False Claims Act litigation. He helps clients establish and refine internal controls, and provides strategic advice on a range of matters, including domestic sourcing requirements, personal and organizational conflicts of interest, and ethics policies and training.

Luke has extensive experience helping clients investigate and defend allegations of fraud. He has managed the response to numerous DCAA and IG audits, and has successfully defended several government contractors from allegations of fraudulent mischarging. Luke’s regulatory compliance counseling includes advice regarding the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, GSA schedule contracting, and ethics and internal controls requirements. His litigation experience includes complex commercial disputes in federal court and scores of bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Prior to law school, Luke worked for a major defense contractor as an on-site consultant at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Domestic Preparedness.

Experience

  • Successfully defended AECOM/URS from a False Claims Act case brought by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, obtaining summary dismissal of a complaint filed by the Department of Justice.
  • Helped an incumbent overturn an award to a competitor of a five-billion-dollar Department of Energy contract, obtaining favorable GAO decision leading to a reopened procurement.
  • Overturned the Navy’s proposed debarment of an individual alleged to have violated the Procurement Integrity Act.
  • Successfully defended an IT contractor from a GSA claim seeking $20 million in repayment based on alleged mischarging of subcontractor labor.
  • Represented a state utility in a successful indemnification claim against the Army Corps of Engineers, resulting in an award of $234 million in costs, plus more than $100 million in interest.

Recognitions

  • 2015–2018, "Rising Star" in Government Contracts, listed in Washington D.C. Super Lawyers

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
Professional Activities

Luke serves as a vice chair of the Bid Protest Committee of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section.

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • Brown University, BA
  • University of Michigan Law School, JD