Anti-Corruption Systems in Public Procurement

Trainer Profile

Christopher YUKINS

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

“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

“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


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.