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Chris Yukins has several decades of experience in public procurement law. In private practice, he has been an associate, partner, and of counsel at leading national firms. Throughout his career, his practice has focused on high-technology companies that serve the government. He is currently counsel at Arnold & Porter LLP, a professor of government contract law at the George Washington University Law School, and a co-director of the law school's government procurement law program, one of the leading programs of its kind in the world. Mr. Yukins was, for several years, a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice, where he handled trials and appeals involving bid protests and contract claims against the US government. He teaches on government contract formations and performance issues, bid protests, Contract Disputes Act litigation, and comparative issues in public procurement. He focuses especially on emerging public policy questions in US procurement.

He is a member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, and previously served as president of the Tysons Corner Chapter of the National Contract Management Association. He is a member of the Procurement Roundtable, a group of senior members of the US federal procurement community. He is a faculty advisor to the Public Contract Law Journal, and has contributed pieces on procurement reform, electronic commerce, and information technology to a broad range of journals, including Washington Technology, the Government Contractor, the Legal Times, and Federal Computer Week. He has published on procurement reform in scholarly journals, including the Public Contract Law Journal and the Public Procurement Law Review (United Kingdom). Together with Professor Steven Schooner, he runs a popular colloquium series on procurement reform at George Washington University Law School. He is an advisor to the US delegation to the working group on reform of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Procurement Law, and he teaches and speaks often on issues of comparative and international procurement law.

Further academic articles by Chris Yukins are available on the Social Sciences Research Network.



  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1988
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1984, magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit