Anti-Corruption Systems in Public Procurement

Trainer Profile


Christopher YUKINS

Lecturer
Public Procurement Excellence

 

The George Washington University Law School, USA

Professional Background

The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. , Lynn David Research Professor in Government Procurement Law,  Co-Director, Government Procurement Law Program
Professor and co-director of United States’ leading public procurement law program. Teaches both law and business school students on anti-corruption strategies, contract formations, bid protests, contract claims, information technology procurement, international and comparative public procurement law, and state and local procurement; writes regularly on procurement policy; comments and speaks on U.S. regulatory reform; participates with legal scholars internationally on emerging issues of procurement policy and anti-corruption.  Joined the faculty August 2002; named co-director of program, October 2005; named to research professorship (2013).  Outstanding Faculty Member, GWU Business School – Law School Master of Science in Government Contracts Program (2017 & 2018).  Visiting Professor, University of Paris – Nanterre (occasional lecturer, 2016 – ).  UN ILO Masters in Sustainable Procurement (Turin, Italy) (annual lecturer).  Faculty Advisor, Public Contract Law Journal. Member, Editorial Board, European Procurement & Public-Private Partnership Law Review.  Advisor, U.S. Delegation, Working Group on Reform of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Procurement Law (Mar. 2004-2012). Teaches annual week-long course on anti-corruption in procurement, International Anti-Corruption Academy (Laxenburg, Austria).  Member, Scientific Committee, International Masters Degree in Public Procurement Management, University of Tor Vergata, Rome (2012- ).  Member, Scientific Committee, Polish Public Procurement Law Review (2018- ).  Member, Board of Advisors, PubKLaw (2018- ).  Member, Board of Advisors, The Government Contractor (Thomson Reuters/West, 2006-).  Member, Council, American Bar Association – Public Contract Law Section (2008-2011).  Member, Procurement Roundtable (senior members of U.S. procurement community) (2011- ); repeatedly named to International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Public Procurement.

Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C., Counsel, February 2007 – present

Holland & Knight LLP, McLean, VA. 1997-2007

Wiley, Rein & Fielding, Washington, D.C., Associate, Government Contracts/Litigation, April 1994 – January 1997

 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Washington, D.C., May 1991 – April 1994

Arnold & Porter, New York, N.Y./Washington, D.C., Associate, Government Contracts/Litigation, September 1989 – May 1991

 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, N.Y. Judicial Clerk to Hon. Lawrence W. Pierce, August 1988 – August 1989

 

Educational Background

University of Virginia, School of Law, J.D. 1988, Order of the Coif., Executive Editor, Virginia Law Review; Member, Virginia Journal of International Law.

Harvard College, A.B. 1984, magna cum laude, in United States History. Undergraduate thesis: The “Other” War in Vietnam, on U.S. counterinsurgency in the Vietnam War.

 

Selected Publications

“The World Bank’s Procurement Framework: An Assessment of Aid Effectiveness” (co-author with Sope Williams-Elegbe, Stellenbosch University), in Public Procurement and Aid Effectiveness: A Roadmap Under Construction (Annamaria La Chimia & Peter Trepte eds., 2019), draft available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3237807.

“European Commission Proposes Expanding the European Defence Fund—A Major Potential Barrier to Transatlantic Defense Procurement,” 60 Gov. Contr. 196 (June 27, 2018), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3204844.

“Section 809 and ‚E-Portal‘ Proposals, by Cutting Bid Protests in Federal Procurement, Could Breach International Agreements and Raise New Risks of Corruption” (co-author with Daniel Ramish), 60 Gov. Contr. 138 (2018), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3176223.

 


Overall Objectives of the Module


  • Overview of common anti-corruption systems used in procurement internationally.
  • Understanding how anti-corruption systems enhance best value in procurement.