Federal News Network Interviews Cy Alba on CIO-SP4 Recent Developments

All of the confusion and consternation over the solicitation for the CIO-SP4 IT services governmentwide acquisition contract finally has boiled over. Five companies filed pre-award protests with the Government Accountability Office after the National Institutes of Health Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) failed to clarify several questions about its request for proposals. . . . The law forces companies to protest Cy Alba , a partner with the law firm PilieroMazza , represents four of the protestors and has heard from several other . . . Read More

Federal Computer Week Quotes Jon Williams’ Congressional Testimony on CMMC

Small businesses are lobbying Congress for a more lenient process to meet the Defense Department’s unified cybersecurity standard for contractors, called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Jonathan Williams , a partner at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm PilieroMazza , told lawmakers much of small businesses concerns could be assuaged if DOD and prime contractors shoulder the burden. The key to keeping costs and concern down is for DOD to stay true to its word and for most defense industry base companies . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – July 2, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Latest Developments with the HUBZone Program, July 21, 2021, Jon Williams . Read more here . WEBINAR: Risk Prevention Strategies: Legal Considerations in Crisis Management – Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery, July 28, 2021, Matt Feinberg and Megan Benevento . Read more here . LABOR & EMPLOYMENT DOL Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Protect Tipped Workers, Clarify Use of the Tip Credit The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to withdraw and re-propose one portion of the Tip Regulations Under . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Celebrates Pride Month

PilieroMazza joins in celebrating the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ+ community. While LGBTQ+ individuals have always existed, it is only relatively recently that the United States has begun to recognize this community and the diversity and beauty it brings to our collective culture—as we at PilieroMazza can attest! From the Stonewall Riots to the more recent Supreme Court cases recognizing the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals to live authentically, we honor this history, with all its triumphs as well . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – June 24, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza Partner Jon Williams Testifies at Congressional Hearing on CMMC, June 24, 2021 PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Jon Williams , a Partner on the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Team and Chair of the Government Contracts Group , testified at a hearing on June 24, 2021, at 10:00 AM ET before the Congressional Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations. The hearing—which focused on matters concerning Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)—was entitled “CMMC Implementation: . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Partner Jon Williams to Testify at Congressional Hearing on CMMC

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Jon Williams , a Partner on the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Team and Chair of the Government Contracts Group , will testify at a hearing on June 24, 2021, at 10:00 AM ET before the Congressional Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations. The hearing—which focuses on matters concerning Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)—is entitled “CMMC Implementation: What It Means for Small Businesses.” A recording of the hearing is available here , and a copy of Jon’s testimony is available here . CMMC . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Joins the Nation in Recognizing Juneteenth

June 19, 1865, marks the date that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of both the Civil War and slavery. His announcement, General Order Number 3, reads in part: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property, between former masters and slaves and the connection heretofore existing . . . Read More

Partner Todd M. Reinecker Joins PilieroMazza’s Growing Litigation Team

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Todd M. Reinecker joined the Firm as a Partner in its growing Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group . “Todd’s impressive trial record and the diversity of his litigation practice make him a key asset of our expanding team,” said Matt Feinberg , Chair of the Group. “Clients will benefit from his wealth of experience and practical, comprehensive approach to litigation and to helping clients avoid litigation where possible.”  Commenting on his transition to PilieroMazza, Todd stated: “I am delighted to be joining the Firm and . . . Read More

Charity for the Win! PilieroMazza’s Jeopardy Game Night Benefits 5 Charities

Members of PilieroMazza’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Events Committee recently organized a “Trivia for Good” Jeopardy game night.  It was a lively, friendly competition involving the Firm’s attorneys and support staff competing to donate dollars to five charities.  Below is more information on the charities receiving donations.  Special thanks to Emmanuel Elone and Adam Kuester for organizing the event. Operation Renewed Hope Foundation Operation Renewed Hope Foundation has helped hundreds of homeless and at-risk Veterans secure safe, permanent homes—and overcome the root causes of homelessness and instability . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – June 4, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Missteps in the Bid Protest Process: War Stories from the Trenches, June 9, 2021, Katie Burrows and Timothy Valley . Read more here . WEBINAR: Federal Small Business Programs—A Primer for Government Contractors, June 15, 2021, Peter Ford and Lauren Brier . Read more here . WEBINAR: Government Contractors: Keys to Making Your Company an Attractive Acquisition Target, June 16, 2021, Cy Alba and Kathryn Hickey . Read more here . WEBINAR: Return to Work: Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccination Policies and Accommodating Employee . . . Read More