Nicole Pottroff

Nicole is a Senior Associate  Attorney with Koprince Law, LLC. Nicole’s practice focuses exclusively on federal government contract law. In this endeavor, Nicole draws on her civil litigation experience to zealously advocate for clients in several areas of government contracts litigation, including GAO bid protests and SBA size and status protests. Nicole leverages her intensive training in legal research and writing to assist clients in transactional needs, including drafting and reviewing complex legal agreements. Nicole also utilizes her finely-tuned persuasive writing skills and polished understanding of SBA’s socioeconomic program requirements to assist clients with program admissions applications and denial appeals.  

Prior to joining Koprince Law, Nicole worked in civil litigation, where she specialized in medical malpractice, railroad collisions, wrongful-death, traumatic brain injury, and product liability. In that position, Nicole represented clients in multi-million-dollar state and federal lawsuits.

At Washburn University School of Law, Nicole served as secretary of the Washburn Intellectual Property Society. She also worked as a teaching assistant for the first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing courses, and as a research assistant for the head of the Washburn Government Law Department, where her research and editing contributed to the American Bar Association’s 2017 Administrative and Regulatory Law News publication.

Nicole received her B.A. from the University of Kansas, where she dual majored in psychology and biology. Here at Koprince, Nicole relies on her technical background and proficiency in legal analysis to assist clients in navigating the intricacies of government contracts law. Nicole is a new mom to a bouncing baby boy named “Robert.” She spends most of her free time outdoors with her husband, where she enjoys hiking, kayaking, golfing, snowboarding, fishing, volunteering at an animal rescue, and playing with her own dogs, “Tanis” and “Ida May. She is also an avid yogi and a fierce traveling kickball player. 

Nicole can be reached by telephone at (785) 200-8919 or by email at

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association


  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law
  • B.A., The University of Kansas


  • “10 Myths of Selling To The Government.” Guest Presenter, 2020 The GovCast Podcast
  • “Understanding and Obtaining the SBA’s WOSB and EDWOSB Certifications.” Co-Presenter, 2020 Govology Webinar
  • “Buy American Act, Berry Amendment, and Trade Agreements Act.” Co-Presenter, 2020 Govology Webinar
  • “Affiliations”, Co-Presenter, 2020 Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service PTAC Webinar

Recent Publications

Recent YouTube Videos

Representative Matters

  • Drafted numerous social disadvantage narratives for 8(a) Program applications.
  • Drafted successful OHA Appeal of 8(a) Program denial.
  • Drafted supplemental protest for originally-pro se protester resulting in corrective action in $40 million procurement.  
  • Prepared SBA OHA Size Protest raising affiliation issues such as ostensible subcontractor affiliation.
  • Drafted Intervenor Responses to SBA OHA Size Protests defending issues such as ownership and control.
  • Served as primary drafter of a successful pre-award protest challenging the small business set-aside designation’s conformity with the Rule of Two.
  • Participated on briefing team for GAO bid protest in a $100 million procurement challenging various issues with the agency’s evaluation.
  • Served as primary drafter of numerous GAO bid protests to the terms of solicitations and contract awards.
  • Prepared Intervenor Comments for GAO bid protest challenging agency awards.
  • Drafted joint venture agreements for SDVOSB, VOSB, EDWOSB, WOSB, 8(a) Program, and small business set-aside procurements.
  • Prepared operating agreements for small businesses and small business joint ventures focused on incorporating specific client needs while maintaining SBA regulation-compliance.