Kim Miles

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – April 6, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . GovCon Live! Podcast: Listen to PilieroMazza’s Podcast Series “Commercial Businesses New to Government Contracting” here .   CONSTRUCTION Takeaways from Biden Administration’s Initiative to Promote Equal Opportunity in Federally Funded Infrastructure Projects, 03.31.23, Jessica duHoffmann , Sara Strosser , and Annie Hudgins On March 14, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) . . . Read More

Overcoming the Inflation Crisis: The Ins and Outs of Inflation Relief for DOD Contractors

Click here to view the recorded session. Skyrocketing inflation continues to be among the top concerns facing government contractors. To address the problem, Congress authorized the Department of Defense to provide relief for cost increases caused by inflation and mandated that DOD release guidance by March 23, 2023. Join Kevin Barnett and Lauren Brier , attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group , for key takeaways to help contractors find contract relief in response to acute economic conditions. They’ll cover: understanding the DOD’s new guideline for filing a request for . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 29, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . GovCon Live! Podcast: Listen to PilieroMazza’s Podcast Series “Commercial Businesses New to Government Contracting” here .   CONSTRUCTION DOL: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Initiative to Promote Equal Opportunity, Expand Workforce for Federally Funded Jobs in Large Infrastructure Projects U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the launch of an initiative to . . . Read More

Understanding and Avoiding Affiliation for Small Business Government Contractors

Click here to review the recorded session. The Small Business Administration’s affiliation rules are a key component of eligibility for small business set-aside programs. Indeed, affiliation with another business can cause your company to lose its small business status, which may lead you to lose a protest as well as a set-aside contract you invested considerable time and resources in pursuing. Loss of small business status due to affiliation may also impact your pursuit of SBA loans and could trigger an enforcement . . . Read More

What’s New in OFCCP Compliance? Important 2023 Updates for Government Contractors

Click here to view the recorded session. In 2023, contractors can expect continued – and heightened – enforcement actions from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Among other things, the OFCCP is taking on a greater interest in pay equity, issuing proposed burdensome changes to its Compliance Review scheduling letters, and expanding its overall efforts to ensure contractors are compliant with regulations. In this webinar, PilieroMazza’s Sara Strosser , an attorney in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group , examines new updates in 2023 crucial to . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 10, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . GovCon Live! Podcast: Listen to PilieroMazza’s Podcast Series “Commercial Businesses New to Government Contracting” here .   LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION The FCA at the Supreme Court, Part 2 of 4: Addressing the Standard for Knowingly Submitting a False Claim, 03.07.23, Matt Feinberg and Annie Hudgins The False Claims Act (FCA) is seeing quite . . . Read More

2022 FCA Year in Review and Emerging Trends for 2023

Click here to view the recorded session. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered approximately $2 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) in Fiscal Year 2022, a sharp decline from 2021 and the lowest recoveries in over a decade. While the FCA remains the primary vehicle for the government to recover funds obtained by fraud or a material misrepresentation, are the 2022 statistics a sign of reduced enforcement or increased compliance? Join Matt Feinberg and . . . Read More

JD Supra Recognizes PilieroMazza as a Top Law Firm for Government Contracting Content

JD Supra’s  2023 Readers Choice Awards  recognizes  PilieroMazza  as the “Top Government Contracting Firm” for its consistently high readership and engagement numbers among its subscribers. Attorneys  Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV , and  Kevin Barnett , members of the Firm’s  Government Contracts Group , were also listed in the top ten authors for government contracting content from a pool of over 2,000 authors writing about all aspects of government contracting. This is Cy’s third year on the top ten list. “Our attorneys take pride in the content we produce for the government contracting community,” remarked . . . Read More

Past Performance: How to Use Yours, Benefit from Others’, and Defend It from Attacks

Click here to view the recorded session. You have undoubtedly heard the stories, a contractor with a flawless record going back years gets one bad past performance record, maybe due to themselves or a subcontractor and now they are blackballed. While many in the government believe this is all exaggeration, contractors know that this situation can occur and that even a “satisfactory” rating can be the difference between winning and losing the next big contract. For this reason it is critical that . . . Read More

Government Contract Claims: Top 10 Things to Know About the Contract Disputes Act

Click here to view the recorded session. The adage that “you can’t fight City Hall” does not apply to federal government contractors. The Contract Disputes Act (CDA) provides the framework governing contract disputes between contractors and the government. Knowing contract terms is vital to better position contractors before moving forward with a claim and thus avoid losing the claim to technicalities and traps for the unwary. Join Lauren Brier and Dozier Gardner , attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contract Claims & Appeals Group, to learn the top ten things every government contractor . . . Read More