Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 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 SBA Releases Preview of New HUBZone Maps Effective July 1, 2023, 01.20.23, Jon Williams and Daniel Figuenick HUBZone contractors have been anxiously awaiting updates to the HUBZone maps. In 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) . . . Read More

SBA Releases Preview of New HUBZone Maps Effective July 1, 2023

HUBZone contractors have been anxiously awaiting updates to the HUBZone maps. In 2021, SBA extended the “freeze” on the HUBZone maps until June 30, 2023, to provide enough time to update the maps based on the 2020 Census results. SBA targeted the release of a beta version of the new HUBZone maps in January 2023, and SBA recently hit that mark. A preview of the new HUBZone maps that will take effect on July 1, 2023, is now up on . . . Read More

The FCA at the Supreme Court, Part 1 of 4: The Government’s Right to Dismiss a Whistleblower Claim

The False Claim Act (FCA) is seeing quite a bit of action at the Supreme Court this term, with multiple cases under consideration. This is the first installment in PilieroMazza’s blog series on the “The FCA at the Supreme Court” where we will examine active cases, comment on decisions once they are issued, and discuss ways defendants can protect themselves in FCA litigation. On December 6, 2022, the Supreme Court heard arguments in United States ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Serves Up Another Client Win on PPP Loan Forgiveness Appeal

PilieroMazza —a business law firm serving the legal needs of government contractors and commercial businesses—is pleased to announce that attorneys from the Firm’s  Government Contracts  and  Litigation & Dispute Resolution  practice groups overturned another PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan forgiveness denial for a client that was wrongfully denied forgiveness by the Small Business Administration (SBA). “It’s important for businesses that receive a denial of their PPP loan forgiveness to know their rights and to carefully assess the basis for the denial,” said  Cy Alba , Practice Group Chair of . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 19, 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 .   LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Remedies for NLRA Violations Now Include Consequential Damages: Important Takeaways for Employers, 01.05.23, Sarah Nash Last year, the National Labor Relations Board, the agency tasked with enforcing employee rights to . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Starts 2023 Naming New Practice Group Chairs to Lead 3 Core Groups

PilieroMazza —a business law firm serving the legal needs of government contractors and commercial businesses—is pleased to announce that effective immediately Isaias “Cy” Alba , Sarah Nash , and  Abigail “Abby” Baker were named Practice Group Chairs of the following groups, respectively: Government Contracts , Labor & Employment , and Business & Transactions . Matt Feinberg maintains his role as Practice Group Chair of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group . Commenting on the news, former Chair of the Government Contracts Group, Jon Williams , stated: “Nichole and I enjoyed our tenure as Chairs of our groups, and we know that Cy, Sarah, and Abby . . . Read More

Remedies for NLRA Violations Now Include Consequential Damages: Important Takeaways for Employers

Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency tasked with enforcing employee rights to organize and discuss terms of employment, issued a number of decisions that impacted U.S. labor law. One decision stands out as fundamentally changing enforcement mechanisms under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). PilieroMazza discusses the decision and important takeaways for employers below. On December 13, 2022, the NLRB issued a decision in Thryv, Inc. and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1269. The decision . . . Read More

SBIR/STTR Reauthorization: Do’s and Don’ts of Program Eligibility for Small Business Contractors in Science and Technology

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering oversees the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. In September, Congress reauthorized the programs through 2025, and President Biden signed the SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 (Act). SBIR/STTR programs present an opportunity for small business contractors in science and technology to assist the government with unique research and development needs. Below, PilieroMazza discusses the do’s and don’ts of SBIR/STTR program eligibility. SBIR/STTR programs provide . . . Read More

Impact of Postal Service’s $9.6 Billion Sustainability Investment on the Future of Government Contracts

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced that it intends to procure over 60,000 new electric vehicles by 2028 in an effort to modernize its fleet and become more environmentally responsible. In this blog, PilieroMazza summarizes the USPS’s announcement and analyzes what impacts this acquisition may have on government contractors interested in sustainable procurements. The USPS Announcement On December 20, 2022, the USPS announced it was taking a major step towards becoming more environmentally conscious by investing $9.6 Billion over the . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Welcomes 3 New Attorneys to D.C. Office

PilieroMazza —a business law firm serving the legal needs of government contractors and commercial businesses—announces the addition of Associates  James RhodesPhyllicia Tannenbaum , and  Kirby Rosseau  to the Firm’s  Government ContractsBusiness & Transactions , and  Labor & Employment  practice groups, respectively. Commenting on the new arrivals, Managing Partner  Tony Franco , stated: “We’re pleased to welcome James, Phyllicia, and Kirby into the PilieroMazza family. Each bring a high level of legal acumen and wide range of experience to our practice. We look forward to working with them.” James Rhodes, Government Contracts James brings . . . Read More