Elizabeth Jochum is an experienced litigator and counselor who represents government contractors in bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; appeals before the Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and size protests, determinations, and appeals before the Small Business Administration.
Elizabeth helps clients navigate the complex world of government contracts regulatory compliance to achieve their business goals. She counsels prime contractors and subcontractors on internal controls and ethics policies, changes and claim preparation, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and enforcement defense. She frequently assists small and large contractors in their strategic teaming efforts, including drafting and negotiating teaming agreements and subcontracts and forming mentor-protégé arrangements and related joint ventures.
She represents corporations and individuals in regulatory, investigative, and trial matters involving potential civil or criminal fraud liability, including U.S. Department of Justice and Inspector General investigations, False Claims Act and procurement fraud investigations, compliance counseling, mandatory and voluntary disclosure matters, and internal investigations.
While attending law school, she worked as an intern for Court of Federal Claims Judge Susan Braden and for the Office of General Counsel in the U.S. General Services Administration. Prior to law school, Elizabeth covered government contracts as a reporter for Government Executive magazine.
In addition to her regular blog series analyzing bid protest decisions, “60-Second Sustains,” Elizabeth is a frequent writer, speaker, and presenter for leading industry publications and events.