Michael D. McGill

Michael D. McGill

Washington, D.C.

Email michael.mcgill@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 8862

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"Hogan Lovells' Mike McGill has become a go-to for high-stakes government contracts bid protests."


Mike McGill represents clients across all industry sectors and in nearly all aspects of government procurement law. He is a pre-eminent practitioner who handles the most complex litigation and transactional matters.

Mike is building a reputation as one of the country's foremost bid-protest litigators, challenging and defending procurement decisions at the federal and state levels. He also advocates for clients in contract claims against the government, prime-subcontractor disputes, and other commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has litigated before the Government Accountability Office, Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals, U.S. district courts, and Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition.

Mike defends government contractors facing allegations of fraud and misconduct, helping them navigate Defense Contract Audit Agency audits, Justice Department and agency Offices of Inspector General investigations, and suspension and debarment actions.

Mike teams with the firm's transactional practice to advise clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other deals involving government contractors. He lends his know-how on unique issues that arise when buying, selling, or merging such companies, including small-business preferences and allocation of intellectual-property rights.

He also counsels clients on a broad spectrum of compliance and regulatory issues associated with competing for and performing government contracts, including the False Claims Act; Procurement Integrity Act; mandatory disclosure; Multiple Award Schedule contracting; sourcing preferences; terminations for convenience and default; Service Contract Act; subcontract flow-downs; "revolving door" rules; organizational conflicts of interest; and gifts to federal employees. He has guided numerous clients in developing or enhancing compliance programs and presented training on various topics.

Awards and recognitions


Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Government Contracts
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Government Contracts
Legal 500 US


Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide), Up and Coming
Chambers USA


Top 5 Rising Stars Under 40, Government Contracts


Government Contracts, Rising Stars
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif, 2002

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, cum laude, 1999


Co-chair, Ethics, Compliance, and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Related practices

Government Contracts

Related areas of focus

Bid Protest Litigation

Representative experience

Served as lead government-contracts advisor to major satellite manufacturer in connection with one of largest mergers in sector over past decade.

Convinced DCMA to approve the client's cost accounting system and lift payment withholding under DoD Business Systems Rule.

Advised a major IT company in securing its first Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract and developing associated compliance program.

Secured GAO sustain decision on behalf of major international solutions provider by challenging Army task orders valued at nearly US$100m.

Counseled client in connection with DoJ investigation related to alleged violations of conflict of interest and "revolving door" rules.

Advised leading provider of health-related IT services in connection with its US$300m acquisition of government contractor in related field.

Successfully defended state of Iowa decision to transition all state employees to client's cloud-based platform against six separate appeals.

Negotiated favorable resolution to dispute between client and government concerning respective rights in software code.

Honored as the Hogan Lovells City Year "Idealist of the Year" for commitment to pro bono and leadership of significant landlord tenant dispute.

Represented major aerospace company in arbitration with Air Force to resolve termination for convenience of US$35bn Tanker program.

Represented major cloud-services provider in GAO bid protest successfully challenging GSA's US$5bn "strategic sourcing" program.

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