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Michael D. McGill

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Michael D. McGill

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.

"'Very strong lawyer' Michael McGill is a rising star in the bid protests arena. He also has skills in compliance counseling, and claims and investigations."

Chambers USA

Representative Experience

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

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

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

Convinced DCMA and 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.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., cum laude, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999

Memberships

  • 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

2015

Up and Coming, Government Contracts

Chambers USA

2013

Rising Stars, Government Contracts

Washington, DC Super Lawyers

2013-2015

Top 5 Rising Stars Under 40, Government Contracts

Law360

2015

Government Contracts

Legal 500 US

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