Size and Status Recertification: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

Click here to view the recorded session. Financial growth and success are important goals for every small business government contractor. Continuous growth, however, can cause your company to exceed the size standards attached to your small business set-aside work. Even as you maintain your size and status, your business must meet a host of representation and certification requirements to continue competing under SBA’s small business programs. Join Sam Finnerty, a partner in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, for a high-level briefing on . . . Read More

Cybersecurity for Government Contractors: Success Through Compliance Readiness

Click here to view the recorded session. Cybersecurity has been an important topic for many years now, yet the government has struggled with how to flow down cybersecurity obligations to its supply chain. The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the highest profile example. CMMC 2.0’s goal has been to provide a comprehensive framework to protect the defense industrial base’s sensitive unclassified information from cyberattacks. Ever since the announcement of CMMC 2.0 in 2021, however, government contractors . . . Read More

Partnering to Win: Teaming, Subcontracting, Joint Ventures, and Mentor Protégé Agreements

Click here to view the recorded session. The unique regulatory landscape of government contracting makes it difficult for new or commercial businesses to enter the space and win prime contracts. Fortunately, the government has created several programs to assist companies looking to enter the federal market and expand their capabilities. This also allows larger, more established businesses to partner with and / or mentor newer companies in the space. There are, however, many requirements and regulations governing these types of arrangements. . . . Read More

Construction Roundtable: Top 4 Legal Risks for Federal Construction Contractors

Click here to view the recorded session. Construction firms face a myriad of legal risks throughout a project’s life cycle. From compliance obligations to managing disputes, don’t miss this insightful discussion on the top 4 legal risks facing contractors working in the federal space and a discussion on proactively facing those challenges. Leading the roundtable discussion are  PilieroMazza  attorneys  Jessica duHoffmann , Practice Group Chair of the  Construction Group , and  Nichole Atallah , Partner in the  Labor & Employment Group . They’ll cover: project management resources; subcontractor and supplier issues; wage . . . Read More

Overcoming the Inflation Crisis: The Ins and Outs of Inflation Relief for DOD Contractors

Click here to view the recorded session. Skyrocketing inflation continues to be among the top concerns facing government contractors. To address the problem, Congress authorized the Department of Defense to provide relief for cost increases caused by inflation and mandated that DOD release guidance by March 23, 2023. Join Kevin Barnett and Lauren Brier , attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group , for key takeaways to help contractors find contract relief in response to acute economic conditions. They’ll cover: understanding the DOD’s new guideline for filing a request for . . . Read More

Understanding and Avoiding Affiliation for Small Business Government Contractors

Click here to review the recorded session. The Small Business Administration’s affiliation rules are a key component of eligibility for small business set-aside programs. Indeed, affiliation with another business can cause your company to lose its small business status, which may lead you to lose a protest as well as a set-aside contract you invested considerable time and resources in pursuing. Loss of small business status due to affiliation may also impact your pursuit of SBA loans and could trigger an enforcement . . . Read More

What’s New in OFCCP Compliance? Important 2023 Updates for Government Contractors

Click here to view the recorded session. In 2023, contractors can expect continued – and heightened – enforcement actions from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Among other things, the OFCCP is taking on a greater interest in pay equity, issuing proposed burdensome changes to its Compliance Review scheduling letters, and expanding its overall efforts to ensure contractors are compliant with regulations. In this webinar, PilieroMazza’s Sara Strosser , an attorney in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group , examines new updates in 2023 crucial to . . . Read More

2022 FCA Year in Review and Emerging Trends for 2023

Click here to view the recorded session. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered approximately $2 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) in Fiscal Year 2022, a sharp decline from 2021 and the lowest recoveries in over a decade. While the FCA remains the primary vehicle for the government to recover funds obtained by fraud or a material misrepresentation, are the 2022 statistics a sign of reduced enforcement or increased compliance? Join Matt Feinberg and . . . Read More

Past Performance: How to Use Yours, Benefit from Others’, and Defend It from Attacks

Click here to view the recorded session. You have undoubtedly heard the stories, a contractor with a flawless record going back years gets one bad past performance record, maybe due to themselves or a subcontractor and now they are blackballed. While many in the government believe this is all exaggeration, contractors know that this situation can occur and that even a “satisfactory” rating can be the difference between winning and losing the next big contract. For this reason it is critical that . . . Read More

Government Contract Claims: Top 10 Things to Know About the Contract Disputes Act

Click here to view the recorded session. The adage that “you can’t fight City Hall” does not apply to federal government contractors. The Contract Disputes Act (CDA) provides the framework governing contract disputes between contractors and the government. Knowing contract terms is vital to better position contractors before moving forward with a claim and thus avoid losing the claim to technicalities and traps for the unwary. Join Lauren Brier and Dozier Gardner , attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contract Claims & Appeals Group, to learn the top ten things every government contractor . . . Read More