Managing Director, Maryland-CUFE China Cooperative ProgramPhone: (410) 706-2570
J.D., 1988, American University, Washington College of Law
M.A., 1992, American University, School of International Service
LL.M., (Hons) 1999, Columbia University School of Law
Professor Mitterhoff is the Managing Director of the Cooperative Program between the University of Maryland School of Law and the Law School of the Central University of Finance & Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China. He is Founding Director of CUFE's Research Center for Government Procurement and Public Construction and Director of the CUFE-Maryland-Maastricht Collaborative Student Exchange (www.law.umaryland.edu/cufe). Professor Mitterhoff teaches “Introduction to the Chinese Legal System” in the exchange program and coordinates collaborative research among the participating students.
Professor Mitterhoff is a leading expert on China’s public purchasing system., having served periodically as advisor to China’s National People’s Congress on the drafting of China’s 2002 Government Procurement Law, and later establishing the first course on government procurement law in China. Mr. Mitterhoff has taught “Comparative Government Procurement Law” at both Beijing University and CUFE and coordinates a project training students to conduct fieldwork collecting judicial and administrative cases applying China’s 1999 Tender and Bidding Law and 2002 Government Procurement Law. This case collection project, initially funded by the U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund, provides the basis for Professor Mitterhoff’s publications and ensures that his “Comparative Government Procurement Law” class remains current.
Prior to his academic career, Professor Mitterhoff was managing partner of the law firm of Mitterhoff & Henrichsen in Washington, D.C.
Waiting for Leviathan: A Note on Modern Wo'er Trading Co. Ltd. v. Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China, 22 Public Procurement Law Review NA47 (2013). [Full Text]
International Procurement, 46 The International Lawyer 231 (2012) (with Howard A. Wolf-Rodda). [Full Text]
The Failure of Administrative Law To Provide Adequate Relief In Bid Challenge Litigation: A Note On Taiwan YuTong Consulting And Technology Company Ltd. V. Taiwan National Area Freeway Bureau and Far East Electronic Toll Collection Company, 5 Public Procurement Law Review NA131 (2007).
Beijing Court Orders Ministry of Finance To Rule on Supplier’s Complaints, but Skirts Broader Issue of Schism in China’s Procurement Supervision, 3 International Government Contractor 98 (2006).
Grappling with the Regulatory Environment for Chinese Public Procurement, 3 International Government Contractor 17 (2006).
New Rules for Supplier Bid Challenges Take Effect in China, 1 International Government Contractor 38 (2004).
Constructing A Government Procurement System: Examples from the American Model, 4 Administrative Law Research 87 (2000).