GovCon Expert Alan Chvotkin Joins Nichols Liu as Partner and Named President of Pub K

Washington, D.C. – January 5, 2021:  Alan Chvotkin, a leading national expert on federal government contracting law and policy, has joined the Washington, D.C. based law firm Nichols Liu as a partner.  In addition, Chvotkin has been named president of the govcon industry publisher Pub K.  Both are effective immediately.

Nichols Liu is dedicated to serving federal government contractors and others who receive federal funds.  Founded in 2017, the firm has already been ranked nationally by Chambers USA and SuperLawyers and internationally by Legal 500.  Chvotkin will be launching the firm’s Government Relations and Business Intelligence practices for contractors.

Pub K, a separate business entity with a long history of excellence in govcon industry reporting, consists of PubKLaw, PubKCyber, and PubKCompliance – newsletters focused on legal and regulatory developments. Chvotkin will also host and serve as moderator for Pub K’s Government Contracts Annual Review that will be live webcast on January 24 – 28, 2021, and includes presentations from 60+ leading experts. The Annual Review is free to the public.

“We are thrilled to have Alan Chvotkin, a recognized national expert on federal government contracting, join Nichols Liu,” said Robert Nichols, founding partner of the firm. “His knowledge, experience, and advocacy skills align perfectly with our firm’s principal focus of helping government contractors solve thorny problems and capitalize on opportunities.”

Prior to joining Nichols Liu, Alan was the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council (PSC), the principal national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry, where he was responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity.

“Pub K’s daily newsletters and broader role in the government contracts community will benefit from Alan’s experience and market insights,” said Bill Olver, Managing Editor of Pub K.

“I’m excited to join both Nichols Liu and Pub K,” Chvotkin said. “I’ve worked with the firm’s leading lawyers on a wide range of govcon business and policy matters and watched Pub K become a go-to resource for the industry.  I plan to bring my close relationships with contractors and agency officials to both roles and to further constructive dialogue within the govcon community.”

About Nichols Liu

Nichols Liu LLP is a multidisciplinary boutique law firm dedicated to serving the needs of government contractors.  Our unique advantage is our combination of premium expertise, modern approaches, and value-driven service.  Nearly all of our professionals have experience working inside government agencies as well as representing Top 100 contractors and Fortune 100 companies.  The firm is headquartered in the heart of Washington D.C. with national and international reach.

For additional information about Nichols Liu, visit For more information on PubK, visit For additional information, please contact Robert Nichols at or at (202) 846-9801.