Tysons Corner, VA – Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that experienced government contracts attorney Elizabeth N. Jochum has joined the firm as a partner.  Ms. Jochum augments the firm’s existing capabilities, adding extensive experience in bid protests and other government contracts litigation, as well as government contracts-related investigations and white collar defense.

Ms. Jochum has represented government contractors in bid protests before the United States Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and appeals of those protests to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her experience also includes Contract Disputes Act litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as size protests, determinations and appeals before the Small Business Administration.

Ms. Jochum has represented corporations and individuals in regulatory, investigative and trial matters – 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.

Ms. Jochum counsels prime contractors and subcontractors on a variety of matters in federal government contracting, including regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, request for equitable adjustment and certified claim preparation, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and enforcement defense.

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is also pleased to announce the addition of two associate attorneys: Haris Hadzimuratovic and Jacob Bolinger.

About Smith Pachter McWhorter, PLC
Smith Pachter McWhorter’s primary practice areas are Construction, Government Contracts, and White Collar Defense and Investigations. In close consultation with our clients, we develop strategies to assist the client to maximize profit and prevent or resolve disputes.

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