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Liz Cappiello Joins Miller & Chevalier's Government Contracts Practice as Counsel

Former Attorney-Advisor at Department of Energy Joshuah Turner also Joins as Associate

Washington, DC, November 2, 2020 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that accomplished government contracts attorney Elizabeth "Liz" Cappiello joined the firm as a Counsel in the Government Contracts Counseling and Litigation Practice. Cappiello comes to the firm from Baker Donelson. 

Cappiello's addition further strengthens the firm's distinguished Government Contracts practice, following the hires of Jason Workmaster and Alex Sarria in the last two years.

"Liz will be an immediate asset to Miller & Chevalier's team and clients managing a wide range of government contracts matters," Litigation Department Chair Andrew Wise said. "She is a creative, talented attorney, and her experience across the lifecycle of government contracting strengthens our top-notch team advising clients who do business with the federal government."

Cappiello's move follows the addition earlier this month of Joshuah Turner who joined as an associate with the Litigation Department. Turner previously served as an Attorney-Advisor, Government Procurement and Labor and Employment at the Department of Labor and, like Cappiello, he will be part of the firm's growing Government Contracts practice.

Cappiello's government contracts practice includes bid protests, bid preparation, contract management, and representing clients in contract disputes. She also advises clients on compliance with federal and state procurement regulations, internal investigations and voluntary disclosures, suspension and debarment actions, and challenging default terminations. Cappiello has extensive experience representing construction contractors and also maintains a unique disaster recovery practice, where she counsels 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.

A frequent author, Cappiello was named a Best Lawyers in America® "One to Watch" in Construction Law for 2021 and listed as a Rising Star for Business Litigation (2015-2016) and for Government Contracts (2017-2018) in Washington, DC Super Lawyers.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to join such an esteemed group," said Cappiello. "Miller & Chevalier's Government Contracts group is a very diverse and experienced group of litigators. I'm looking forward to working with Jason and Alex to provide value to our clients across the government contracting spectrum."

Cappiello earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a B.A. in Honours Economics from McGill University. 

About Miller & Chevalier 

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


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