DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently published a notice to contractors about a Freedom of Information Act request from the Center for Investigative Reporting for all EEO-1 Reports submitted between 2016–2020. In this interview, PilieroMazza’s Kevin Barnett discusses the implications of releasing sensitive information and how government contractors can protect themselves. Visit this link to hear the interview and this link to read Kevin’s client alert on the topic.

About Kevin Barnett
Kevin is Counsel in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, where he advises clients in all aspects of government contracts law. He helps contractors prepare, negotiate, and prosecute claims, requests for equitable adjustment, and termination for convenience settlements, as well as litigating appeals before the Court of Federal Claims and the boards of contract appeals. Kevin also counsels firms with an array of Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance issues, including advising companies new to federal contracting on making a smooth transition. He guides clients through the Freedom of Information Act process from drafting and negotiating FOIA requests to litigating in federal court. Kevin litigates bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, as well as at the agency level. In addition, Kevin co-authors the leading treatise on attorney-client privilege, which is regularly cited by federal appeals courts.

He can be reached at [email protected].