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Feldesman Leifer LLP

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Year founded: 1970
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About Feldesman Leifer LLP

Feldesman Leifer LLP (Feldesman) is a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC and California. As one of the few practices in the nation devoted to federally funded programs, our attorneys advise federal grant and government contract recipients of all types, from nonprofit and for-profit corporations to state and local governments, to colleges and universities; and support clients in a variety of industry sectors, including, but not limited to, health care, community development and education.

Federal Grants – Our attorneys have provided counsel and advice to federal grant recipients for over 30 years, aiding recipients in all manner of grant law matters, including but not limited to: operationalizing the federal grant requirements, drafting and implementing policies and procedures, structuring subaward relationships, navigating complex cost allocation matters, managing federal interest claims, and, of course, litigating and otherwise resolving disallowances and other enforcement actions.

With the promulgation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Uniform Guidance”) Feldesman has assisted its clients and others with a comprehensive training program designed to (i) reinforce and enhance grantee skills related to long existing requirements, and (ii) update those skills to adapt to changes.

Health Care – Owing to our representation of health care providers, our Health Law practice has emerged with expertise in public sector health insurance programs (such as Medicare and Medicaid) as well as the federal laws and regulations applicable to organizations that provide health care services, with a particular focus on federally qualified health centers (see federally qualified health centers). Today, Feldesman provides a full range of legal services (transactional, regulatory, and litigation) to a diverse cross-section of health care providers, provider networks, and health plans. Our Health Care practice also provides guidance to health care providers, provider networks, and health plans regarding the implementation of effective corporate compliance programs (see Health Care Corporate Compliance).

Government Audits and Investigations – We know that sometimes even the most compliant programs out there are hit with government audits and investigations. If your organization is facing a site visit, a disallowance, or simply needs guidance navigating internal investigation, our experienced professionals will be here to guide you along every step of the way.

Throughout the firm’s history, we have remained true to our public service origins. While we still represent numerous community health centers, community action agencies and Head Start programs, our attorneys remain actively involved in public service, serving as leaders in numerous capacities at a local and national level.


Feldesman Leifer LLP is metro ranked in 4 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 3 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management


Metro Rankings

Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 3 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Health Care

Main Location

Washington, DC
1129 Twentieth Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
United States
202-466-8960 Call our Washington, DC location at 202-466-8960 Get Directions Get directions to our Washington, DC location

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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Edward Waters
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