Employee’s Lawsuit Seeking Ownership Interest in Small Business Dismissed by Virginia Court

In a recent Virginia state court case, PilieroMazza secured full dismissal in favor of a small business client in a lawsuit brought by a former employee claiming an ownership interest in the company. The Circuit Court of Prince William County, Virginia dismissed the case based on a motion filed by Megan Connor, Matthew Feinberg, and Timothy Valley on behalf of the employer. Although the employer had engaged in preliminary written discussions about the company offering the former employee an ownership . . . Read More

Megan Connor participates in the House Small Business Committee Roundtable

The House Committee on Small Business held a bipartisan roundtable to hear from advanced small and mid-tier businesses and industry experts on the challenges to growth and success. The roundtable provided a forum for Members to learn about this middle market and the disparities from small to mid-tier business owners, academia, trade organizations, and subject-matter experts. PilieroMazza Partner Megan Connor was invited to attend and give her insight from working with small businesses who face these challenges. Ms. Connor stressed that . . . Read More

Michelle Litteken was recently quoted by Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report in their recent article “Raytheon’s Win in Conflicts Case Serves as a Vetting Reminder.”

Michelle Litteken was recently quoted by Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report in their recent article “Raytheon’s Win in Conflicts Case Serves as a Vetting Reminder.” When asked about screening federal contract employees and preventing conflicts of interest, Ms. Litteken responded, “Contractors should gain an understanding of the new employee’s prior level of authority and obtain the employee’s former job description,’’ she said. ‘‘Contractors should also obtain a copy of the employee’s ethics opinion if one was prepared by the former . . . Read More

Announcement of New Partners

It is our pleasure to announce that Nichole D. Atallah and Peter B. Ford has become partners of the firm  Ms. Atallah heads the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Her knowledge of labor laws in the government contracting setting and her business friendly, common sense approach to complex problems, instills confidence and respect. Ms. Atallah also works with our Litigation group and zealously defends clients faced with a wide range of lawsuits and claims, from wrongful termination to contract . . . Read More

Five PilieroMazza Attorneys Named to the 2017 Super Lawyers List

Pamela Mazza has been selected to the 2017 D.C. Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Additionally, Isaias “Cy” Alba, Megan Connor, Matthew Feinberg and Michelle Litteken have been selected to the 2017 D.C. Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding . . . Read More

New Partner Announcement

It is our pleasure to announce that Megan C. Connor has become a partner of the firm   Ms. Connor is a talented advocate for the firm’s clients and her experience extends across all of the firm’s practice areas. She counsels clients on a wide-ranging span of government contracting and general business matters. Her litigation background includes representing contractors in state and federal courts concerning business and employment matters. She has been an associate with the firm since 2011.

Jon Williams Testifies in Kingdomware Senate Committee Hearing

On June 23, Jon Williams, Partner in the PilieroMazza Government Contracts Group, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. The committee held a hearing on the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States. Mr. Williams, and others, testified about the significance of the Kingdomware ruling for veteran-owned small businesses. The Supreme Court found that the “Vets First” mandate applies to all Department of Veterans Affairs contracts, including Federal Supply Schedule (“FSS”) task orders. . . . Read More

PilieroMazza sends letter to House Small Business Committee expressing concerns with SBA’s recent rule applying the nonmanufacturer rule to ITVARs

Attorneys Jon Williams and Cy Alba recently wrote a wrote a letter to the House Small Business Committee to address a new rule from the U.S. Small Business Administration that we believe is contrary to the Small Business Act, as amended by the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. This new rule also unfairly and unnecessarily increases the regulatory burden for small businesses in the information technology value-added reseller (“lTVAR”) industry. We have heard from many small businesses and have talked with agency procuring officials who . . . Read More