PilieroMazza’s Tony Franco Discusses Changes to SBA’s 8(a) Program with Law360 and the Impact on Small Business Government Contractors

Changes to SBA’s 8(a) program, prompted by a recent district court decision, will make it more difficult for current participants to remain eligible for the 8(a) program and may dissuade potential participants from applying. With the SBA requiring social disadvantage narrative statements from current participants to be eligible to receive 8(a) contracts, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to how the SBA will evaluate the narratives of thousands of owners of 8(a) firms.    In an interview with . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 24, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS   The Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes 3 PilieroMazza Attorneys in Its 2024 Edition, PilieroMazza News PilieroMazza  is proud to announce the inclusion of  Nichole D. Atallah  and  Jessica A. duHoffmann  in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and  Paul H. Tracy  in the fourth . . . Read More

The Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes 3 PilieroMazza Attorneys in Its 2024 Edition

PilieroMazza —a business law firm serving the legal needs of government contractors and commercial businesses—is proud to announce the inclusion of three attorneys in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. Commenting on the recognition, Managing Partner Tony Franco said: “Nichole, Jessica, and Paul’s inclusion signifies the high level of regard the legal community has for their practice excellence. We congratulate them for achieving this well-deserved honor.” Nichole D. Atallah Partner Labor & Employment Best Lawyers: Litigation: Labor and Employment Jessica A. duHoffmann Practice Group Chair Construction Best Lawyers: . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 17, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   LABOR & EMPLOYMENT / CONSTRUCTION Clocking in with PilieroMazza: Labor and Employment News for Government Contractors: DOL Finalizes Landmark Changes to Davis-Bacon Act: What Federal Construction Contractors Need to Know, PilieroMazza Podcast,  Sarah L. Nash and Nichole D. Atallah . Click  here  to listen to the . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 10, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   LABOR & EMPLOYMENT DOL Finalizes Landmark Changes to Davis-Bacon Act: What Federal Construction Contractors Need to Know, PilieroMazza Client Alert, Sarah L. Nash and Kirby Rousseau On August 8, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced their final rule (Final Rule) revising the . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 3, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS   Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Sustainable Procurement, Case 2022-06 Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing to amend the FAR to restructure and update the regulations to focus . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – July 27, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . GovCon Live! Podcast: Listen to PilieroMazza’s Podcast Series “Commercial Businesses New to Government Contracting” here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Federal Court Prohibits SBA’s Use of Rebuttable Presumption for 8(a) Program, PilieroMazza Client Alert, Antonio R. Franco and Patrick T. Rothwell On July 19, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued an . . . Read More

FedScoop Interviews PilieroMazza’s Tony Franco on Judge Prohibiting Use of Presumed Racial Disadvantage in SBA 8(a) Program

A federal judge in Tennessee struck down the Small Business Administration’s use of presumed racial and ethnic disadvantage as a qualification for SBA’s 8(a) Program—a keystone program intended to broaden the government contracting landscape for small business government contractors—throwing it into uncertainty. In an interview with FedScoop, PilieroMazza ’s managing partner, Tony Franco , said he doesn’t believe the ruling would apply to people currently in the program, but that it could have a chilling effect on working with businesses in the program. . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – July 20, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . GovCon Live! Podcast: Listen to PilieroMazza’s Podcast Series “Commercial Businesses New to Government Contracting” here .   BID PROTESTS National Institutes of Health’s IT Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) to Take Corrective Action on CIO-SP4 After Government Accountability Office (GAO) Sustains 125 Protests, Federal News Network NITAAC will need several . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Welcomes Former Military Trial Judge Mark Rosenow to Its Litigation Team

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce the arrival of Mark Rosenow as Counsel in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group . A former trial judge in the U.S. Air Force Trial Judiciary, Mark brings to PilieroMazza more than 15 years of legal practice and experience in complex civil and criminal litigation and high-risk investigations. Matt Feinberg , the Group’s Chair, said: “Mark’s diverse experiences give him the perspective to negotiate practical business solutions for clients to avoid costly disputes or litigate when necessary to defend a client’s bottom line. . . . Read More