Prof. Christopher Yukins
Lynn David Research Professor in Government Procurement Law, The George Washington University Law School
Professor Christopher Yukins teaches in the government procurement law program at George Washington University Law School, the leading program of its kind in the United States. He has taught there, in traditional classrooms and online, on contract formations and performance issues in public procurement, bid protests and claims litigation, state and local procurement, anti-corruption issues, foreign contracting, procurement reform, and comparative and international law. He has testified on issues of procurement reform and trade before committees of the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament. He led a major study of agency-level bid protests for the Administrative Conference of the United States, and he serves as a researcher through the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC). He is a visiting professor at the Université Paris Nanterre, and an appointed visiting lecturer at the University of Paris. He teaches masters students through the United Nations ILO-International Training Center (Turin, Italy). He lectures regularly on procurement issues and corruption at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Austria), where he has also developed several online courses. He has spoken as a guest lecturer at institutions around the world, and he was a contributing editor to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime manual, Guidebook on Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement. He is an active member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, and contributes to the Section’s ongoing reforms of the ABA Model Procurement Code for State and Local Governments. He is a member of the Procurement Roundtable, an organization of senior members of the U.S. procurement community. He is a faculty advisor to the Public Contract Law Journal, is a member of the editorial board of the European Procurement & Public-Private Partnership Law Review, and is on the advisory board of The Government Contractor. He has worked on a wide array of international projects on capacity-building in procurement, and he was an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the working group on reform of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Procurement Law. Together with his colleagues, he runs a colloquium series on procurement reform at The George Washington University Law School. In private practice, Professor Yukins has been an associate, partner and counsel at leading law firms; he is currently counsel to the firm of Arnold & Porter.