Christoph Mlinarchik

Christoph Mlinarchik, JD, CFCM, PMP is an attorney, professional instructor, consultant, frequent public speaker, nationally recognized subject matter expert, and prolific author of 75+ publications on government contracts and acquisitions. Christoph is the author of the bestselling book Government Contracts in Plain English. He was 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, key findings, and case strategy for complex contracts litigation.

He is the owner of, a successful small business providing expert advice, consulting, training, and expert witness services in government contracting. Christoph’s consulting clients include IT, professional services, defense, cybersecurity, construction, medical/health care, intelligence, national security, research, science/technology, and several other sectors. Christoph has taught or trained 1000+ 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 consulting expertise, teaching skills, presentation style, and client satisfaction.

As a former director of policy & acquisition for a Defense contractor, Christoph understands the business side of government contracts and how to work with your CEO, general counsel, contract manager, and other corporate leadership. 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 as a procurement analyst for the Source Selection Policy and Clearance Committee of Air Force Space Command. Finally, as an onsite senior policy advisor helping shape industry-wide acquisition policy and regulations for clients in the Pentagon, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other high-level defense agencies, Christoph understands issues in professional services, consulting, and interacting with federal leadership at the highest level, including senior executives and political appointees. 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. Contact Christoph via email at to sign up for free, monthly, educational newsletters about government contracting.

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