PilieroMazza is delighted to share that Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV, is listed among JD Supra’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards for content covering government contracting. Cy is distinguished with a third place ranking in the top ten list of authors—from a pool of over 2,000 authors—writing about all aspects of government contracting throughout 2023. The award recognizes Cy’s contributions to providing the government contracting community with engaging and relevant thought leadership. This is his fourth year earning this honor.

The Firm also received recognition as a top firm for its coverage on topics important to government contractors. 

About Cy Alba

Cy leads PilieroMazza‘s Government Contracts Group, serving as Chair of the Firm’s largest practice group. He counsels clients on a broad range of government contracting matters before government agencies and federal courts, which includes overall regulatory compliance with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business programs. Cy represents small and mid-sized government contractors looking to structure compliant teaming, joint venture, and mentor-protégé agreements. He also handles the prosecution and defense of small-business size and status protests; appeals before the SBA and the Office of Hearings and Appeals; as well as bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Cy’s work for federal contractors includes the preparation, negotiation, and prosecution of Contract Dispute Act claims, requests for equitable adjustment, termination for convenience settlements, and defense of suspensions and debarments.  He also works with clients on the preparation of  Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) mitigation plans and related OCI concerns, as well as intellectual property licensing, copyright, and data rights issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

Working closely with PilieroMazza’s Business & Transactions Group, Cy assists federal contractors to structure mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and partner buyouts to ensure these transactions meet the client’s objectives and are compliant with federal procurement laws and regulations.  Transactions typically range from small transactions to single acquisitions valued at $100 Million.

Cy also counsels clients on certain International Traffic in Arms Regulations compliance issues and the preparation of technical assistance agreements and/or manufacturing licensing agreements for the export of defense articles and data.

About PilieroMazza

PilieroMazza is the go-to law firm for companies doing business with the federal government. The Firm’s Government Contracts Group assists clients with all aspects of federal procurement. Our attorneys advise government contractors in forming strategic relationships, including joint ventures, mentor-protégé agreements, and teaming and subcontract agreements. We also regularly defend and file bid protests in all protest forums. 

With our in-depth knowledge of programs for small businesses, PilieroMazza helps contractors navigate these programs and defend or challenge eligibility through SBA protests and appeals. Additionally, we handle a wide variety of federal regulatory compliance and government investigation matters, as well as contract claims, REAs, and appeals.