PilieroMazza Works With the House Small Business Subcommittee to Examine VA Compliance with Vets First

On June 7, 2018, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations (“Subcommittee”) held a hearing to examine the resources of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) for veteran-owned small businesses (“VOSB”), specifically the Veterans First Contracting Program (“Vets First”). The Subcommittee invited testimony from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition, the American Legion, and two service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (“SDVOSB”).  At the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Trent Kelly said that despite VA’s authority to assist . . . Read More

Twelve PilieroMazza Attorneys Named to the 2018 Super Lawyers List

Pamela Mazza, Tony Franco and Jon Williams have been selected to the 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers list for Government Contracts. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Additionally,  the following attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Rising Stars List in their listed areas. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Isaias “Cy” Alba Government Contracts Washington, . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Receives JD Supra Readers Choice Award

Our attorneys have been recognized in JD Supra’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards as the top firm for Government Contracting content! Each year JD Supra acknowledges and celebrate firms that lead the way with top visibility and engagement in their 26 award categories.     You can find our attorney’s articles on the  PM Legal Minute Blog and all of our other publications on the Resources page of this website.

Successful Defense of a Size Appeal Before SBA’s OHA

Size Appeal of Chenega Support Services, LLC, SBA No. SIZ-5874 (2017) PilieroMazza successfully defended a size appeal before the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”), allowing the awardee to maintain an important contract award. The Air Force awarded the contract in December 2016. No size protests were filed, but two competitors filed bid protests with GAO. In response to the bid protests, the Air Force took corrective action but did not terminate the contract. In October 2017, the Air . . . Read More

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.