PilieroMazza Institutes “Walking the Talk” Operating Principles and Creates New Role for Client Engagement

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 19, 2019: In line with PilieroMazza’s Strategic Plan, the firm has instituted “ Walking the Talk ” – a new level of operating principles and core values that will further enhance efficiencies and the firm’s internal culture – with the aim of continuously improving client service delivery. Additionally, PilieroMazza has hired Sheryl Miller as Director of Client Engagement, a newly created role to support the firm’s ongoing focus on the client experience. “’Walking the Talk’ embodies our belief system, incorporating standards on how . . . Read More

Montgomery County Chamber Honors Pamela Mazza with Chair’s Award

PilieroMazza’s Managing Partner, Pamela Mazza , was distinguished by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) with the Chair’s Award at MCCC’s 60th Anniversary Dinner on June 4, 2019. Ms. Mazza, who serves as MCCC’s General Counsel and is a member of its Board of Directors, has helped achieve several key changes for MCCC, including: founding its Veterans Institute for Procurement; serving as a member on MCCC’s GovConNet Council to assist in the development of resources specifically designed for government contractors, such . . . Read More

Kathryn Hickey and David Shafer, PilieroMazza M&A Attorneys, Represent Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. in Acquisition by Blackbern Partners

BALTIMORE, MD, MAY 28, 2019: Kathryn Hickey and David Shafer led a team of PilieroMazza attorneys from a cross section of the firm’s practice areas – including Business & Transactions Law , Government Contracts , and Labor & Employment – to represent client Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Zentech), a Baltimore, MD-based, high-reliability electronics contract manufacturer, in its recent acquisition by BlackBern Partners LLC , a New York City based private equity firm.  The partnership created by the acquisition, which closed on May 10, 2019, will accelerate efforts to deliver leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to the defense, aerospace, medical and other . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Enhances Corporate and Litigation Legal Services to Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 13, 2019: PilieroMazza is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Burns as an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Group  and Francis Massaro as an Associate in the firm’s Business & Transactions Law Group .       Patrick Burns has successfully represented commercial businesses in a variety of litigation matters, in both state and federal courts, involving a diverse range of issues, such as employment, wage and hour disputes, defamation, corporate defense litigation, class action defense, and contract disputes.  Adept at handling matters through all phases of litigation . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Streamlines Novation Process for Government Contractors

Recently, a large engineering firm retained PilieroMazza to assist the firm in acquiring a small government contractor. Acquisitions of government contractors present unique challenges, including recertification requirements and novation.  Attorneys in the firm’s Government Contracts practice group guided the client on these nuances, including assisting the company with the novation process – a complex and (normally) time-consuming process in which a government contractor seeks the government’s approval of the transfer of its assets associated with a government contract.   PilieroMazza’s Timothy Valley , an . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: 14 PilieroMazza Lawyers Recognized in 2019 Super Lawyers® Listing

The 2019 edition of Super Lawyers® recognizes 14 PilieroMazza lawyers as “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” in their respective practice areas, which include Government Contracts , Labor & Employment , and Litigation . This year’s listing represents more than 60% of the firm’s attorneys, showcasing PilieroMazza’s commitment to client service and legal excellence. New to the list are Associates Jacqueline K. Unger and Timothy F. Valley . Please see the full list below. Super Lawyers  Attorney  Title  Practice  Office   Pamela J. Mazza  Managing Partner  Government Contracts  Washington, DC   Antonio R. Franco  Partner  Government Contracts  Washington, DC   Jonathan T. Williams . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Co-Sponsors “Block Kids Building Competition” with NAWIC DC Chapter

Earlier this year, PilieroMazza co-sponsored “Block Kids Building Competition” with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), DC Chapter. PilieroMazza’s Nichole Atallah co-chaired the committee responsible for organizing the event which introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry.  Please visit this LINK to view a video from the event. About NAWIC NAWIC was founded in 1953 to create a support network for women in construction. It has since become a national organization of women who own, or are . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Promotes Litigator Matthew Feinberg and Government Contracts Lawyer Michelle Litteken

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Feinberg to Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group and of Michelle Litteken to Counsel in our Government Contracts Group .  Mr. Feinberg is an accomplished litigator with over a decade of experience in all aspects of state and federal civil and appellate litigation, in addition to alternative dispute resolution.  His advocacy for corporate clients – from small businesses to publicly traded companies – gives him a unique perspective on successful litigation strategies for achieving the best possible outcome for our . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Named Top Government Contracting Firm in JD Supra 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards

For the second year in a row, PilieroMazza was named the “top firm” in the government contracting category of the JD Supra 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. The fourth annual awards acknowledge JD Supra contributors for achieving the highest visibility and engagement for their thought leadership during the year. Only 26 firms were named as winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards in selected categories. Readers in the government contracting category came from the defense & space, aviation & aerospace, insurance, and . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Submits Comments in Response to VA Acquisition Regulation on Competition Requirements

On April 2, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed rule issued on February 1, 2019, RIN 2900-AQ21—VA Acquisition Regulation: Competition Requirements. Our firm represents small businesses operating across the government contracting spectrum, and many of these companies are SDVOSBs verified to participate in VA’s “Veterans First Contracting Program.” In representing these firms and working with VA, we have received numerous comments from our clients and have become familiar with how VA and the VA . . . Read More