News and Views
Media Coverage Honors and Awards

They’ve Got Next: Government Contracts Fresh Face Elizabeth Jochum

Bloomberg Law

Blank Rome partner Elizabeth N. Jochum has been featured in Bloomberg Law's “They’ve Got Next" series, which spotlights young lawyers who are "raising the bar in various practice groups."

Elizabeth is one of five attorneys featured in the government contracts installment. The featured attorneys "work at the intersection of litigation, regulation, and government procurement" as they navigate and defend clients against bid protests.

To read “They’ve Got Next: Five Fresh Faces to Know in Government Contracts,” please click here.

An excerpt of Elizabeth's "They’ve Got Next" spotlight, as published in Bloomberg Law, is copied below.

Name: Elizabeth Jochum

“It was serendipity,” said Elizabeth Jochum on how she found the world of government contracting.

In her first job out of college, she was working as a reporter for Government Executive, a Washington-based magazine covering government agencies. There was a restaffing, and she found herself in a new beat—government contracting—despite not having any background in it.

“It was a great life move. I became really interested in regulatory changes and the various types of litigation that can arise, and soon realized my heart was in government contracts law, not journalism,” she said.

The two areas are “similar, though. We get to write a lot, and talk to different people,” she said.

Learning to digest a lot of complex information, and distill that into compelling up-front points has been useful in practicing law, she said.

“Especially in bid protests, you’re trying to take what can potentially be a very nuanced issue and grab the GAO attorney or judge’s attention quickly that something has gone awry here. It’s very similar to how you try to quickly grab a reader when writing a news piece,” she said.

To read the full article, please click here.

"They’ve Got Next: Government Contracts Fresh Face Elizabeth Jochum," by Daniel Seiden was published in Bloomberg Law on May 9, 2023.