About Richard D. Lieberman


Richard D. Lieberman is a government contracts consultant in the Washington, DC area, and has been directly involved in government contracts and the Federal Acquisition Regulation for more than 25 years.


He is the author of eight books including The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting (with Jason D. Morgan), The 100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting, and  Elements of Government Contracting.  His published articles include “10 Big Mistakes in Government Contract Bidding, “10 Big Mistakes in Government Contract Administration,” “Incorrect Government Advice – Whom Should You Heed” and “The Ten Big Mistakes Made by Small Businesses and New Government Contractors.” 

Richard Lieberman practiced government contracts law as a partner at Sullivan & Worcester, McCarthy, Sweeney & Harkaway, Feith & Zell and Kinofsky, Phillips & Lieberman, and an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He retired from the practice of government contracts law in 2011, and now concentrates on government contracts consulting and training, including providing assistance on proposal preparation, compliance with solicitation requirements, contract administration and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”). 


He served as assistant inspector general and deputy inspector general of the Department of Defense (Senior Executive Service-SES), a budget analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. 

He received a J.D. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. from Cornell University. 


He has taught a wide variety of courses on Government contracting for the University of Maryland, George Washington University Government Contracts Program, the Public Contracting Institute, Federal Publications Seminars and the Maryland Procurement and Technical Assistance Program. Mr. Lieberman has also conducted onsite courses at Northrop Grumman, Unisys, Bechtel, EMCOR, General Dynamics and Oracle Corporations and for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, including the Army Judge Advocate General School.


Richard Donald Lieberman is also active in numerous community service activities (see the community service page).




You may contact Richard Lieberman in Bethesda, MD by email at:   rliebermanconsultant@gmail.com


or by phone at: 202-520-5780


Richard Lieberman

The website of Richard Donald Lieberman, a government contracts consultant and retired attorney who is the author of both "The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting" (with Jason Morgan) and "The 100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting." Richard Lieberman concentrates on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) consulting and training, including  commercial item contracting (FAR Part 12), compliance with proposal requirements (FAR Part 15 negotiated procurement), sealed bidding (FAR Part 14), compliance with solicitation requirements, contract administration (FAR Part 42), contract modifications and changes (FAR Part 43), subcontracting and flowdown requirements (FAR Part 44), government property (FAR Part 45), quality assurance (FAR Part 46), obtaining invoiced payments owed to contractors,  and other compliance with the FAR. Mr.Lieberman is also involved in numerous community service activities.  See LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-d-lieberman-3a25257a/.This website and blog are for educational and information purposes only.  Nothing posted on this website constitutes legal advice, which can only be obtained from a qualified attorney. Website Owner/Consultant does not engage in the practice of law and will not provide legal advice or legal services based on competence and standing in the law. Legal filings and other aspects of a legal practice must be performed by an appropriate attorney. Using this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Although the author strives to present accurate information, the information provided on this site is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date.  The views expressed on this blog are solely those of the author. FAR Consulting & Training, Bethesda, Maryland, Tel. 202-520-5780, rliebermanconsultant@gmail.com

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