Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 29, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Revisiting Executive Compensation and Employee Incentive Plans, October 20, 2020, Nichole Atallah and Kathryn Hickey . [ Read More ] WEBINAR: SBA in FY21: What’s Ahead for the Small Business Programs, October 14, 2020 PilieroMazza is a proud sponsor of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), and PilieroMazza Partner Jon Williams is the Co-Chair of SECAF’s Planning Committee. On October 14, 2020, SECAF will be hosting a panel discussion focused on the future . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 23, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Build a Competitive B2G Marketing Strategy with Available Market Research, September 30, 2020 PilieroMazza has 5 tickets available for the Howard County Chamber GovConnect’s webinar at 8:30 AM ET on September 30, 2020. Read more here . Contact marketing@pilieromazza.com for ticket availability. WEBINAR: SBA in FY21: What’s Ahead for the Small Business Programs, October 14, 2020 PilieroMazza is a proud sponsor of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), and partner  Jon Williams . . . Read More

SBA in FY21: What’s Ahead for the Small Business Programs

PilieroMazza is a proud sponsor of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), and partner Jon Williams is the Co-Chair of SECAF’s Planning Committee. On October 14th, SECAF will be hosting a panel discussion focused on the Small Business Administration (SBA) that may be of interest to many of our clients. Titled “SBA in FY21: What’s Ahead for the Small Business Programs,” the webinar will feature two panelists from SBA, Barbara Carson, SBA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Government . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Megan Benevento Joins PilieroMazza’s Growing Litigation Team

Megan Benevento has joined PilieroMazza as an Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Government Contracts practice groups. “Megan’s record of unparalleled advocacy in complex litigation matters makes her a welcome addition to our litigation practice,” said Matt Feinberg, Chair of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group . “We’re excited to have her on the team.” Megan represents companies, contractors, and individuals—in federal and state courts—in all complex contracting and litigation capacities. A formidable and innovative litigator, she vigorously pursues cases from intake to trial and appeal. Megan also achieves successful alternative dispute . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Christine Fries Joins PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group

PilieroMazza is pleased to welcome Christine Fries as an Associate in its Government Contracts Group . Christine represents commercial businesses in a wide variety of government contracting matters. “Christine’s dedication to developing nuanced business solutions for clients is a strong addition to the PilieroMazza team. We’re glad to have her on board,” said  Tony Franco , Chair of the Government Contracts Group. Christine counsels clients on maintaining compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and small business regulations. This includes issues related to eligibility for and participation in the Small . . . Read More

Tony Franco Comments on SBA’s Procurement Scorecard for Law360

The annual dollar value of federal contracts awarded to small businesses broke a record in 2019 for the third year in a row, but the positive numbers obscure the continuing decline in the number of small businesses that participate in government deals. . . . The drop can be at least partially attributed to federal agencies consolidating their contractual needs into fewer and larger procurements. While this may be efficient, it also cuts against other government goals like maximizing competition . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Jackie Unger Elevated to Counsel in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Jackie Unger has been elevated to Counsel in the Firm’s Government Contracts Group effective September 1, 2020. The Group’s Practice Chair, Tony Franco , said: “Jackie is one of our most talented government contracts attorneys. She possesses a keen understanding of complex concepts and is adept at spotting very nuanced legal issues for our clients.  Jackie is a key member of our team and well-deserving of this promotion.” Jackie represents clients in a wide variety of government contracting and general business issues. She . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Unveils New Website and Logo Rebrand

WASHINGTON, DC: August 10, 2020—Today, PilieroMazza PLLC—a business law firm serving the legal needs of government contractors and commercial businesses—is proud to unveil the Firm’s new website ( www.pilieromazza.com ) and logo rebrand.  Commenting on the launch, PilieroMazza’s Managing Partner Pam Mazza , said: “‘Practicing What Matters,’ the Firm’s new tagline, emphasizes the interconnectedness of our clients with our attorneys, practice groups, and industry teams, and the seamless way we find creative, efficient, and winning solutions for our clients.”  The new look, which . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Welcomes Former DOJ Litigator Ora Nwabueze to Litigation Team

PilieroMazza is pleased to welcome Ora Nwabueze  to the Firm’s  Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group .  “Ora is a welcome addition to our growing litigation team,” said the Group’s Practice Chair  Matt Feinberg .  “His diverse experience in high stakes business litigation matters in both government and private practice will greatly benefit our clients.” Ora offers PilieroMazza clients full-circle representation and adept knowledge in matters involving complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Furthermore, he has substantial prior engagements defending business clients in various areas, including corporate finance, healthcare, mass torts, . . . Read More

Matt Feinberg Talks to Law360 on Litigation Funding Companies’ Interest in Funding FCA Cases

An unprecedented decision backing a whistleblower’s use of third-party legal funding in a Medicare billing suit has raised concerns that future False Claims Act lawsuits may be motivated more by corporate strategy than protecting the government against fraud. The first-of-its-kind June decision from the Eleventh Circuit revived relator Angela Ruckh’s Medicare fraud judgment against nursing facility operator CMC II LLC despite the company’s objections to Ruckh’s appeal being funded by a third party, sparking considerable debate over the propriety of such . . . Read More