BLT: The Blog of Legal Times quoted Washington, DC litigation partner James J. McCullough in an article about the rise of bid protests this year. In 2010, bid protests rose by 16% compared to 2009. Mr. McCullough noted that the increase in bid protests can be attributed to a change in the law that expanded the types of bids that can be protested. He further added, "Literally hundreds of protests we saw this year would go away. There has been an amazing increase in protests over the last four years but it's a mixed outlook for next year."