In its government contracts practice focus, the November 1st Legal Times named partner James McCullough as one of its 12 top federal procurement attorneys for the DC area. The article notes that "when government contractors want to protest a bid, challenge Uncle Sam's cost accounting, or defend against default terminations, these 12 names get mentioned most often." It goes on to say that "a highly sought-after bid-protest litigator, McCullough, 57, counts the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) as a major client...Recently, McCullough has been on a roll, notching two significant decisions. The first, for SAIC, involved a $706 million contract to provide information technology support services for the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency had awarded the contract to Lockheed Martin Services. But because Lockheed is a major manufacturer, it's subject to many EPA regulations, and therefore, SAIC argued, this created a potential conflict of interest. In May 2004, the GAO sustained the protest and awarded SAIC attorney fees.....McCullough has [also] handled one SAIC-related matter pro bono. A company employee was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and McCullough represented the man's widow and young son before the Victim Compensation Fund."