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 & Corporate 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

PilieroMazza is at the NCMA SubCon Training Workshops today

Cy Alba and Tim Valley are presenting “Federal Subcontracts: Managing Data Rights and Protecting IP” at 1:00 and again at 3:00 this afternoon.  Intellectual property (IP) rights under federal procurements are often misunderstood. This session will unpack important IP issues, including what the regulations require, the impacts on prime contractors, and what subcontractors must know to ensure their hard work is protected.  Download the Presentation.

Introducing PilieroMazza’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice

Cybersecurity and data privacy have been increasing focal points for Congress, federal agencies, and contractors in recent years. We have been tracking these developments closely and expect these trends will only intensify in the coming years. Cybersecurity awareness and preparedness are critical for federal contractors, not just as a matter of compliance, but also to gain (or avoid losing) a competitive advantage. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is moving forward with cybersecurity as the fourth pillar of its acquisition decision-making, . . . Read More