COVID-Related Claim Successfully Negotiated by PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Team

Attorneys in PilieroMazza ’s Government Contract Claims & Appeals Group recently assisted a client in the federal procurement sector to successfully negotiate a claim resulting from the impacts of COVID-19.  During the client’s contract with the government—and in the midst of the pandemic—there was a change to the contract directed by the agency to coincide with new guidelines tied to COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  For our client to effectively execute the changes, they had to incur additional costs related to acquiring personal . . . Read More

PilieroMazza’s Jon Williams and Katie Burrows Examine Advantages and Pitfalls of Mentor-Protégé Joint Ventures in The Government Contractor

PilieroMazza ’s Jon Williams and Katie Burrows , partners in the Firm’s Government Contracts Group , co-authored the article “Joint Adventures – Mentor-Protégé Joint Ventures Offer Significant Advantages and Potential Pitfalls for Federal Contractors” in the most recent issue of The Government Contractor.  To view the full article, please visit this link . In an excerpt from the article, the authors state: “MP JVs are a very popular and increasingly necessary tool for small and larger contractors to compete for set-aside contracts. When set up and evaluated correctly, the . . . Read More

Litigation Commentary & Review: Matt Feinberg Examines Important Considerations in PPP Loan Civil Litigation

PilieroMazza’s Matt Feinberg , Chair of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and False Claims Act practice groups, was recently featured in Litigation Commentary & Review for his article “The Paper Trail Saves the Day: Important Considerations in PPP Loan Civil Litigation.”  The article examines how the representations and certifications required to obtain PPP loan forgiveness could potentially expose companies to liability under the civil False Claims Act (FCA) or the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery & Enforcement Act (FIRREA).  To view the full article, please visit this link . . . Read More

Washington Business Journal: PilieroMazza’s Cy Alba Explores Whether Federal Agencies Are on the Attack Against Small Business Contractors

In the excerpt below from the Washington Business Journal article “Are Federal Agencies on the Attack Against Small Business Contractors?”, PilieroMazza ’s Isaias “Cy” Alba , a partner in the Firm’s Government Contracts Group , explores the challenges facing small business government contractors when working with federal agencies.  For the full article, please visit this link . For years, the United States’ official policy on small businesses, deriving from the Small Business Act, has been to assist and protect them in order to preserve free and open competition. . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Announces DC Office Relocation in 2022 to Renovated Washington Center

WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2021––A business law firm serving clients in the government contract and commercial business sectors, PilieroMazza announced that in March 2022, the Firm’s DC office will relocate to Washington Center at 1001 G Street NW.  The 12-story building is situated at Metro Center, in the heart of the East End district.  Pending the March 2022 move, the Firm’s DC office will remain at 888 17th Street NW. “This move represents another major milestone in PilieroMazza’s history and growth,” remarked . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 26, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Webinar Series: Password Protected: Essential Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Planning for Your Small Business, September 14, 2021, Anna Wright and Emily Rouleau . Read more here . WEBINAR: Exit Worth Celebrating – It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Your Exit, September 21, 2021, Cy Alba . Read more here . WEBINAR: Construction Webinar Series: DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program: What Large and Small Construction Contractors Need to Know, September 23, . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 19, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza is gearing up for the 2021 National 8(a) Alaska Regional Conference. If you’re attending, check in with our attorneys Peter Ford , Nichole Atallah , Dave Shafer , and Meghan Leemon at exhibit booth seven. We also invite you to check out Peter and Dave’s presentation “Acquisitions & Mergers” on August 24, 2021. See you there! WEBINAR: Recent Trends in COVID Vaccine and Mask Mandates for Employers, August 20, 2021, Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash . Read more here . WEBINAR: . . . Read More

Defense & Aerospace Report: Cy Alba Discusses Legal Implications of Latest Cyber Orders, Rules, and Regulations

Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV , a partner with the law firm PilieroMazza , joined Defense & Aerospace Report’s Editor Vago Muradian to discuss the legal implications of President Biden’s cyber executive order, key upcoming requirements, and the impact on prime and subcontractors.  Their discussion also touched on improving the supply chain, the outlook for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) process, and the role of cyber in the boardroom.   Visit this link to access the podcast.

PilieroMazza’s Jon Williams and Anna Sullivan Quoted on Buy American Act Contracts

Determining if a plumbing or other product meets the rules of the Buy American Act (BAA) can be complicated. During the “Deciphering Key Provisions in the Buy American Act for Government Contractors” presentation at the PMI Legislative Forum in June, PilieroMazza attorneys Jon Williams and Anna Sullivan made understanding the rules a bit easier when they delivered tips to Plumbing Manufacturers International members. . . . “We’ve seen a lot more questions around BAA and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) issues, . . . Read More

Sorting Out NITAAC’s Amendments to CIO-SP4: Federal Drive’s Tom Temin Interviews Cy Alba

The NIH has long operated a series of popular governmentwide acquisition contracts through its Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, or NITAAC. The solicitation for the new vehicle known as CIO-SP4 was barely out before it ran into protests. Since then NITAAC issued eight amendments to the solicitation, causing the industry to scratch its head. To help sort it all out, Cy Alba , one of the protesting attorneys and a partner at PilieroMazza , joined  Federal Drive with Tom Temin .  Visit this link to hear the full . . . Read More