Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is a law firm of approximately 40 attorneys who have, since the firm’s founding, utilized their knowledge, experience, personal commitment and legal experience to improve the individual and collective lives of our society. FTLF is known in the legal community and by its clients for excellence, integrity, and commitment to achieving optimal outcomes for each of its clients.

Federal Grants

The firm’s attorneys literally “wrote the book” on Federal Grants, having over a period of more than 50 years advised federal grantees and written leading reference materials, including the Federal Grants Management Handbook. Our Federal Grants attorneys have also successfully litigated numerous landmark cases in the Federal courts involving a wide variety of federal grants programs. Today, our attorneys proudly count as clients hundreds of organizations throughout the nation that receive federal funding to assist Americans with health, education, housing, and human service needs.

Health Care

An outgrowth of its Federal Grants practice, the Health Care practice is national in scope, representing organizations that provide essential health-related services to medically underserved populations at community health centers, primary care clinics, behavioral health organizations, family planning organizations, and AIDS service organizations. With an eye towards the future, the firm’s attorneys guide clients in pursuing innovative collaborations, affiliations, and networks to improve care coordination, enhance the health of populations, and lower the overall costs of health care. At the same time, our Health Care attorneys also help clients implement new legal requirements, manage the broad array of legal exposures, and respond to increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Litigation and Government Investigations

The firm’s Litigation and Government Investigations practice represents companies, individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations, universities, local governments, and federal grantees facing a variety of investigations, civil litigation, and enforcement actions throughout the United States. Our Litigation team supports clients through all stages of their litigation or enforcement matters, from internal investigations, administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations, to DOJ investigations, litigation, and trial.

Family Law

Our Family Law attorneys represent clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia who are divorcing or going through other family transitions and who seek exceptional representation at a time of crisis and transition. Believing that a focus on the future rather than the past positions clients best to successfully move forward with their lives following a divorce, we emphasize constructive processes such as negotiation, mediation, and Collaborative Law, but also achieves outstanding results in the courts when more peaceful avenues aren’t possible. The Family Law team also assists clients who are planning to marry in negotiating and drafting Pre-Nuptial Agreements to protect and secure their futures.

Government Contracts

The firm’s Government Contracts practice is rooted in deep and diverse experience in federal programs. Leveraging our attorneys’ broad experience, we provide our clients efficient hands-on support throughout the full life cycle of their federal contracts, including with respect to bid protests, requests for equitable adjustment (“REAs”) and claims, and, when necessary, administrative, and judicial litigation. We further assist clients with strategic and organizational matters, such indirect rate and cost allocation strategies and disputes, small business program planning and compliance, subcontracting, and ancillary compliance matters. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients operate effectively and efficiently within the complex rules inherent in the federal procurement system to achieve their desired business outcomes.


The attorneys in the firm’s Education practice have diversified depth of experience, providing counseling, training, and comprehensive legal representation to a broad spectrum of education clients including nationally renowned public and private universities, academic medical centers, charter schools, educational management organizations, educations companies, head start programs, K-12 educational institutions, proprietary schools, research institutions and school districts. Our group draws on its technical expertise and industry experience to efficiently represent our clients’ diverse interests in the face of ever-changing compliance and regulatory challenges.

Employment Law

The firm’s Employment Law practice focuses on representing businesses in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Our employment law attorneys routinely advise businesses on compliance issues arising under federal and state workplace and employment laws, personnel policies and practices, and agreements pertaining to employment law transactions. In the event an employment dispute arises, our attorneys have decades of experience representing employers before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies. Regardless of the issue, we strive to provide our clients with practical, efficient, and tailor-made solutions in order to protect their business objectives and priorities

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is recognized as a Tier One “Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers and many of its attorneys have been recognized as tops in their fields by Washingtonian magazine, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, California, Maryland and Virginia.

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