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 ( ) 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

ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza’s Corporate Team Welcomes Laura Sims, Former In-House Counsel to Clean Energy Collective

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Laura Sims  has joined the firm as an Associate in its  Business & Corporate Group  in Boulder, Colorado. With a background as in-house counsel at a solar company and as a corporate lawyer in private practice, Laura offers the firm’s corporate clients a full spectrum perspective on all their business concerns. She is also well-versed in every stage of solar project development from pre-construction to asset management, as well as solar project financing and sale transactions.  “We are delighted to welcome Laura . . . Read More

Doing Business with the Government and the Impact of COVID-19

The July 2020 issue of Lawyer Monthly features an article by PilieroMazza ‘s Managing Partner Pam Mazza on “ Doing Business with the Government and the Impact of COVID-19 .”  In the article, Pam explores why companies should consider doing business with the government and the possible pitfalls they should be aware of.  Pam also discuses the challenges COVID-19 has presented for government contractors and changes we should be on the lookout for.  Please visit this link to view the full article.  

Juneteenth: A National Day of Reflection

It was on June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free—over two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This year, the observance of Juneteenth takes on even greater significance as we all bear witness to injustices against people of color. Today, the PilieroMazza family pauses to reflect and take a collective breath in remembrance of this day in our country’s . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tony Franco Joins MCCC Board of Directors and Executive Committee as General Counsel

On June 10, 2020, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce  (MCCC) announced the appointment of  Tony Franco  as a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, where he will serve as general counsel.  “I’m honored to be working with MCCC’s visionary leaders Gigi Godwin and Barbara Ashe, amongst others, as I continue PilieroMazza’s enduring partnership with the Chamber,” said Tony. Tony brings over 30 years of legal experience to his role as general counsel.  As the Practice Group Chair for  PilieroMazza ’s  Government Contracts Group , Tony will . . . Read More