Elizabeth (Beth) Ferrell
Partner with McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
Cyber Warfare & Cyber Crimes: Preparing for the Threat
Elizabeth (Beth) Ferrell is a partner with McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Ferrell has 30 years of experience representing clients in every aspect of federal procurement. She counsels clients on a wide variety of issues including performance disputes, claims, regulatory compliance, data rights, funding, teaming agreements, cost accounting and audit issues, and False Claims Act matters. Additionally, she has litigated a broad range of disputes including contract terminations, prime and subcontractor requests for equitable adjustments, bid protests, and prime and subcontractor disputes.
Ms. Ferrell is Chair of the Firm's Terminations and Contract Restructures Group and focuses her practice on engagements involving contract claims, terminations, restructures, and close-outs. Ms. Ferrell also leads the firm's cross-practice cyber security industry team, and counsels clients on cyber security requirements for government contractors, the development of effective cyber security compliance programs, DoD’s pilot cyber security program for defense industrial base entities, and protecting the integrity of contractor supply chains. Ms. Ferrell conducts internal investigations of cyber incidents, and defends contractors when threatened with government monetary claims or possible default termination arising from alleged failure to comply with cyber requirements or after a cyber incident.