James Boland is an experienced government contracts attorney and member of Venable’s board of directors. James helps clients navigate complex legal issues related to their contractual relationships with both the federal government and commercial partners. His practice focuses primarily on traditional government contract claims and disputes, bid protests, prime/subcontractor commercial litigation, and appeals. James also advises clients in connection with small business regulations, joint ventures, teaming and subcontracting, internal and external investigations, cost audits, and general Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance.
James prepares, negotiates, and litigates all types of government contract claims, including those relating to default or convenience terminations, changes, delay, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property, Service Contract Labor Standards and wage determinations, disallowance of costs, past performance assessments, and prompt payment. James also represents clients in connection with commercial disputes between prime and subcontractors associated with government contracts, including common issues of teaming, non-solicitation, non-compete, and termination of subcontracts.
James represents both U.S.-based and international contractors, ranging from large defense and intelligence contractors, and mid-sized IT contractors and consultants, to small service providers and subcontractors. He serves nearly every major industry, including defense, security, manufacturing, construction, maritime, transportation and logistics, custodial, healthcare, IT, and professional services.
James regularly practices before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in addition to representing clients before various state courts and in arbitration.