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Michael McGill represents clients across virtually all industry sectors that do business with government customers (including aerospace and defense, technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, and professional consulting) and in nearly all aspects of procurement and contracting law. He has experience handling some of the most complex litigation and transactional matters in this area.

Michael regularly litigates high-stakes bid protests, contract claims against government agencies, prime-subcontractor and teaming disputes, and other contentious matters related to government contracting at the federal and state levels. He has litigated before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), Armed Services and Civil Boards of Contract Appeals, and the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), among other forums, achieving favorable results for clients through various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in addition to litigation.

Michael also frequently advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other transactions involving government contractors. He counsels clients on the unique issues associated with buying, selling, and merging such companies, including small business preference programs, mitigation of foreign ownership and control (FOCI), allocation of intellectual property rights, and the novation and post-transaction integration processes.

Michael defends clients facing allegations of fraud and misconduct, and helps clients navigate Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, Department of Justice (DOJ) and agency Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations, and suspension and debarment actions. He counsels clients on a wide spectrum of compliance and regulatory issues associated with competing for and performing government contracts (e.g., False Claims Act, Procurement Integrity Act, mandatory disclosures, Multiple Award Schedule contracting, sourcing preferences, fiscal law, terminations, organizational conflicts of interest, "revolving door" rules, and ethical standards that apply to federal agencies and employees).

He has been recognized for his accomplishments in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, and named to Law360's Government Contracts MVPs list.


Chambers USA
Government Contracts (Nationwide) (2017-2023)
"Up and Coming" – Government Contracts (2015-2016)
The Legal 500 US
Government Contracts (2015-2022)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
Government Contracts (2017)
"Rising Star" – Government Contracts (2013)



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


  • District of Columbia


  • Co-Chair, Ethics, Compliance, and Professional Responsibility Committee Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association
  • Member, Law360's Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board (2020)