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Elizabeth N. Jochum


Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312

Elizabeth N. Jochum is a partner in the Government Contracts practice group and White Collar practice group.  She is a litigator who represents government contractors in bid protests before the United States 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.  Ms. Jochum also counsels prime contractors and subcontractors on a variety of matters in federal government contracting, including regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, changes and claim preparation, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and enforcement defense.

Ms. Jochum 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, Ms. Jochum 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, Ms. Jochum covered government contracts as a reporter for Government Executive magazine.

Ms. Jochum is a vice chair of the American Bar Association Public Contract Law Bid Protest Committee and an active member of the Section’s Procurement Fraud and False Claims Act Committee.  She is also a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association Speakers Initiative Team, which promotes speaking opportunities for WWCDA members.


J.D., George Mason University School of Law

B.A., University of Virginia

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Virginia

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
   Section of Public Contract Law, Bid Protest Committee, Vice-Chair
   Section of Public Contract Law, Procurement Fraud and False Claims Act  Committee, Member
Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Speakers Initiative Team, Member

Publications, Presentations & Courses


Co-Author, Elizabeth N. Jochum and Zachary D. Prince, U.S. Dept. of Defense Changes for Cyberattack Certification, ENR Section Law & Risk Mitigation Today I, April 13/20, 2020.

Co-Author, False Claims Act Practice Guide: 2020, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC, February 2020.

Co-Author, The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report, March 2018.


Panelist, Force Majeure? Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Government Contractor Impacted by COVID-19, Public Spend Forum Webinar, March 16, 2020.

Panelist, Bid Protests – Corrective Action, Jennifer Schaus & Associates, Webinar, March 4, 2020.

Panelist, Protest-Proof Your Proposal: Reviewing RFPs & Avoiding Protestable Mistakes, The Pulse of GovCon and Smith Pachter McWhorter Lunch & Learn, February 26, 2020.

Instructor, Incorporating FAR Subcontractor Flowdown Terms in Government Contracts: Guidance for Primes and Subs, Strafford Publications Webinar, February 6, 2020.

Presenter, Building a Successful Government Contracts Compliance Program, Jackson Lewis Government Contracts Symposium, November 12, 2019.

Presenter, Commercial Items Procurement, Jackson Lewis Government Contracts Symposium, November 12, 2019.

Panelist, Pre-Award Protests - Why, When And Where?, Jennifer Schaus & Associates, Webinar, October 9, 2019.

Instructor, Foundations of the FAR: Part 19, Small Business Programs, Federal Publications Seminars Webinar, February 26, 2019.