James Boland is an experienced government contracts attorney who helps clients navigate complex legal issues related to their contractual relationships with both the federal government and commercial teaming partners. His practice focuses primarily on traditional government contract claims and disputes, bid protests, and prime/subcontractor commercial litigation. James also advises clients in connection with small business size/compliance, teaming and subcontracting, internal and external investigations, cost audits, and Service Contract Act (SCA) issues.
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, SCA 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 all traditional government contracts venues, such as the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), 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 or in arbitration.