Christoph LLC provides expert advice in Government contracts: consulting, instruction, training, and expert witness services.

Contact Christoph LLC for solutions: Christoph@ChristophLLC.com

Owner Christoph Mlinarchik, JD, CFCM (Certified Federal Contract Manager) is an attorney, professional instructor, consultant, frequent public speaker, nationally recognized subject matter expert, and prolific author of 50+ publications on Federal contract law and acquisitions. Christoph was recently honored with the “Top Professionals Under 40” award by National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Christoph is an experienced expert witness who has provided expert opinions and reports, research concerning damages, and case strategy for federal litigation as a member of the Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Service (TREWS) network.

Christoph has trained hundreds of Federal, military, and contractor professionals nationwide—from novices to C-level executives. Businesses and individuals rely on Christoph’s expertise to navigate the complexities of the Federal contracting marketplace. Contracts managers, attorneys, chief executive officers, program managers, sales directors, business capture and proposal experts, and other contracts professionals consistently provide outstanding reviews for Christoph’s teaching skills, presentation style, and consulting expertise.

Christoph is currently the director of policy for a Defense contractor, and supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Small Business Programs as the senior policy advisor. As a former senior contracting officer for the Department of Defense, Christoph has diverse and extensive Federal contracting experience across the Air Force, Navy, Pentagon, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. He served special details as an Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) acquisitions attorney, and a procurement analyst for the Source Selection Policy and Clearance Committee of Air Force Space Command. Christoph has negotiated, reviewed, or managed billions of dollars of Government contracts over the course of his career. This real-world, Government experience provides an invaluable perspective for clients.

Selected Publications

As a nationally recognized subject matter expert, Christoph is a widely published author.

Email Christoph@ChristophLLC.com for a copy of any of these articles:

Secrets of Superstar Contracting Professionals, NCMA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (cover article, May 2014)

Secrets of Superstar Contracting Professionals, WHERE IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING (www.wifcon.com)

Secrets of Superstar Contracting Professionals, referenced in Westlaw/Thomson Reuters 2014 PROCUREMENT BIBLIOGRAPHY, 15-1 Briefing Papers 1 (Jan 2015)

Sticks and Stones—How Words and Terms Can Affect the Contracting Profession, NCMA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (cover article, Jan 2015)

How Many Bid Protests Is Too Many?, NCMA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (Nov 2016, “Best Article of 2016” award) 

How Many Bid Protests Is Too Many?, WHERE IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING (www.wifcon.com)    

How Many Bid Protests Is Too Many?, Source Selection Community of Practice (Army/Navy/AF)

Other Transaction Authority: Acquiring Innovative Technology and Research, NCMA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (Oct 2016)

Does the FAR Apply to Federal Contractors? (No!), NCMA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (Oct 2017)

REA versus Claim, NCMA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (Feb 2014)

REA versus Claim, referenced in Westlaw/Thomson Reuters 2014 PROCUREMENT BIBLIOGRAPHY, 15-1 Briefing Papers 1 (Jan 2015)

REA versus Claim, WHERE IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING (www.wifcon.com)

REA versus Claim, NCMA NOVA Newsletter (Oct 2016)

REA versus Claim, Washington Headquarters Services Policy Blog (Feb 2014)

REA versus Claim, SAF/AQC, THE SOURCE (Nov 2012)

REA versus Claim, NCMA Denver Newsletter (May 2013)

REA versus Claim, NCMA Pikes Peak Newsletter (Nov 2012)

REA versus Claim, Army Reserve Contracting Newsletter (Jan 2013)

REA versus Claim, Air Force Space Command SMC/PK Newsletter (Fall 2012)

REA versus Claim, WHS Contracting Knowledge Library

Government Contracts Law: An Overview, Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School

Intro to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School

The Importance of Effective Writing in Government Contracts, Centre Law & Consulting (www.centrelawgroup.com)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, WHERE IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING (www.wifcon.com)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, SAF/AQC, THE SOURCE (Feb 2013)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, NCMA Pikes Peak Newsletter (Jun 2013)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, Air Force JAQ/Acquisition Newsletter (Jun 2013)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, Army Reserve Contracting Newsletter (Jan 2013)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, Source Selection Community of Practice (Army/Navy/AF)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, Washington Headquarters Services Policy Blog (Aug 2013)

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, WHS Contracting Knowledge Library

Dangers of Source Selections: Debriefings, NCMA NOVA Newsletter (June 2016)

Sources of Authority in Government Contracts, NCMA NOVA Newsletter (Oct 2016)

Resources for the Contracting Professional, SAF/AQC, THE SOURCE (Dec 2013)

Resources for the Contracting Professional, Washington Headquarters Services Acquisition Advantage (Nov 2013)

Resources for the Contracting Professional, Source Selection Community of Practice (Army/Navy/AF)

Resources for the Contracting Professional, NCMA NOVA Newsletter (February 2016)

Resources for the Contracting Professional, NCMA Pikes Peak Newsletter (January 2014)

Resources for the Contracting Professional, WHS Contracting Knowledge Library

Principles of Contract Interpretation, NCMA Pikes Peak Newsletter (May 2013)

Principles of Contract Interpretation, WHS Contracting Knowledge Library

The Contract Disputes Act of 1978, Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School

Claims and the Contract Disputes Act, Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School

History of Government Contract Disputes, SAF/AQC, THE SOURCE (Dec 2012)

History of Government Contract Disputes, NCMA Pikes Peak Newsletter (Mar 2013)

History of Government Contract Disputes, SMC/PK Newsletter (Apr 2013)

History of Government Contract Disputes, WHS Contracting Knowledge Library

Obscure offenses in the UCMJ, SPACE OBSERVER, Peterson AFB (Fall 2012)

Obscure offenses in the UCMJ, 302ND AIRLIFT WING (Fall 2012)

Obscure offenses in the UCMJ, AIR FORCE ONLINE NEWS (Fall 2012)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, NCMA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (Mar 2014)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, WHERE IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING (www.wifcon.com)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’ S REPORTER (2013)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, referenced in Westlaw/Thomson Reuters 2014 PROCUREMENT BIBLIOGRAPHY, 15-1 Briefing Papers 1 (Jan 2015)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, NCMA NOVA Newsletter (April 2016)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, NCMA Pikes Peak Newsletter (February 2013)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, Air Force Acquisition Law (AF/JAQ) (Oct 2012)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, SAF/AQC, THE SOURCE (Sep 2012)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, Washington Headquarters Services Policy Blog (Mar 2014)

Crafting Compelling CO’s Final Decisions, WHS Contracting Knowledge Library

Contract Interpretation, NCMA Pentagon Newsletter (Sep 2014)

Contract Interpretation, NCMA NOVA Newsletter (Aug 2016)

Advocacy and Aristotle, Washington Headquarters Services Pipeline (Sep 2013)

Advocacy and Aristotle, NCMA Pikes Peak Newsletter (Sep 2012)

Advocacy and Aristotle, Army Reserve Contracting Newsletter (Sep 2012)

Advocacy and Aristotle, SAF/AQC, THE SOURCE (Aug 2012)

Advocacy and Aristotle, Air Force Space Command SMC/PK Newsletter (Summer 2012)

Advocacy and Aristotle, WHS Contracting Knowledge Library

Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, SPACE OBSERVER, Peterson AFB (Summer 2012)

Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND (Summer 2012)

Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, AIR FORCE ONLINE NEWS (Summer 2012)

Jump-start your credit profile, SPACE OBSERVER, Peterson AFB (Summer 2012)

Jump-start your credit profile, AIR FORCE ONLINE NEWS (Summer 2012)

Chess and Litigation, 21 AMERICAN JURIST 22 (2008)

Trademark deadline for Facebook users approaching, Martindale.com, LexisNexis.com

Trademark deadline for Facebook users approaching, SaulEwing.com