Education
  • J.D.
    University of Maryland School of Law
    cum laude
    2009
  • B.A.
    McGill University
    2004

Elizabeth Cappiello focuses her practice on government contracts-related litigation and compliance including bid protests, bid preparation, contract management, and contract claims and disputes. She regularly advises clients on compliance with federal and state procurement regulations, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, suspension and debarment actions, and challenging default terminations. Ms. Cappiello has significant experience advising state and local governments and non-profit entities on compliance with laws, regulations, and procedures relating to eligibility for federal disaster and mitigation assistance under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program.

Ms. Cappiello represents owners, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in contract formation and construction disputes involving a wide range of construction projects. She has experience providing project advice and negotiating project disputes, as well as handling delay and impact claims, contract terminations, mechanics' liens, construction defects, design negligence, and bond claims.

Ms. Cappiello represents clients in state and federal courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediation conferences. She works with a diverse group of clients including health care institutions, software companies, and federal and state contractors in many different industries, including large non-profit organizations funded by federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Construction Law (Ones to Watch), 2021
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers®: Rising Star, Government Contracts, 2017 - 2019
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers®: Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015 - 2016
  • Member, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland