loyd Liu is a partner of Bennett LoCicero & Liu LLP. Mr. Liu’s practice is focused on white-
collar criminal defense, government investigations, and complex civil litigation.
He regularly represents individuals and companies facing potential civil, criminal, and regulatory issues.
Mr. Liu's civil practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in contractual, business, and other disputes before both state and federal courts and before various government agencies. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in a variety of jurisdictions.
Mr. Liu earned his J.D. from Georgetown Law and his B.A. from Boston College. Prior to
entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Judith Bartnoff of the District of
Columbia Superior Court. He is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the
District of Columbia, the State of New York, and in the federal courts in Washington, D.C.,
Maryland, Virginia, and the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Liu serves on the board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater
Washington, D.C. Area. He has been appointed as a member of the District of Columbia Bar
Judicial Evaluation Committee and is a board member of the William B. Bryant Inn of Court.
He also is an Adjunct Professor teaching White Collar Crime and Pretrial Practice at the George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School. Mr. Liu also has been listed as a Rising Star by Super
Lawyers for white-collar criminal defense. He also writes a column, “On Further Review,” for the Washington Lawyer where he discusses various trial tactics and strategies with experienced trial lawyers.
Represented a Swiss national against charges involving offshore banking and tax evasion.
Represented a company in a grand jury investigation of possible ITAR and EAR violations.
Represented several witnesses in United States v. Menendez, et al., No. 2:15-CR-155 (D.N.J.).
Represented a company alleged by Sprint Nextel Corporation to have engaged in a bulk handset trafficking scheme, reaching a favorable settlement following a successful summary judgment defense.
Represented a federal government official in connection with the IRS Tea Party targeting investigation.
Represented the former head of Internal Affairs for Customs and Border Protection in connection with congressional inquiries over his concerns about the Border Patrol’s excessive use of force.
Represented telecommunications companies in a dispute over ownership and control.
Represented a company before the Federal Trade Commission relating to a data breach.
Represented a defense contractor in a lawsuit regarding allegations of injuries suffered by the plaintiff in Iraq, obtaining a complete dismissal of the case based on lack of jurisdiction and forum non conveniens.
October 5, 2021, with Hilary LoCicero, “Cannabis Fraud Decision Shows Need for Sentencing Reform,” LAW360
April 7, 2021, with Hilary LoCicero & Peggy Bennett, “4th Cir. Flynn Partner Ruling
Misses How Jurors Really Think,” LAW360
January 26, 2021, with Hilary LoCicero, “Assessing What’s to Come in PPP Loan
October 2019, “A Call to Action for More Junior Trial Lawyers,” Washington Lawyer