Got Millennials? Two New Trends for Private Company Boards of Directors

Recent trends in corporate governance best practices for privately held companies show a shift away from the previous view of Boards of Directors solely as a formality. Increasingly, private companies are realizing the value of boards as a powerful strategic tool to achieve a more cohesive, efficient, and valuable company. Drawing from governance and reporting requirements for public companies under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, private companies are creating their own governance structures that mirror those of publicly traded companies, . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Advises Intelligence Contractor T-Rex Solutions on Acquisition of Zot, Inc.

GREENBELT, MD, DECEMBER 1, 2020: PilieroMazza client T-Rex Solutions, LLC (T-Rex)—a leading IT professional services firm in Greenbelt, Maryland, helping the federal government modernize, protect, and scale its systems and data—acquired substantially all the assets of Zot, Inc. (Zot), an engineering services firm serving the intelligence community. Zot’s acquisition expands T-Rex’s offerings to various national security agencies as the company continues to invest in innovative IT management services. Commenting on the acquisition, Cy Alba , a partner in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group , stated, “Having had the pleasure of . . . Read More

PilieroMazza’s Annual Vets Challenge Offers Support to Charities Serving Veterans

Four teams, numerous challenges, and a competitive spirit brought PilieroMazza attorneys, support staff, and friends together for the Firm’s “7th Annual Vets Challenge.” A week of activities—such as a virtual scavenger hunt and virtual game nights—the Vets Challenge is four teams competing for the top spot (and bragging rights) to contribute funds to charities serving our veterans. Organized by the Firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee , the Vets Challenge provides several team-building opportunities for the PilieroMazza family, but we always remember its primary purpose: . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 24, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: The CARES Act: Highlights and Planning for the Future, December 16, 2020,  Cy AlbaNichole AtallahKathryn Hickey , and  Matt Feinberg . Read more  here . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION BLOG: Errors to Avoid when Moving State Litigation to Federal Court, November 17, 2020, Megan Benevento Depending on the claims, parties, and preferences, there . . . Read More

Defense Production Act Use Under the Biden Administration: What a Stronger Pandemic Response Means for Government Contractors

The Biden Administration plans to adopt a more forceful approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will likely include use of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA). As we discussed last April, the DPA authorizes the U.S. government to compel prioritized sales and direct industrial production. For government contractors that receive orders issued under the DPA, operations and contractual obligations can be disrupted, so it is critical to know your rights and obligations under the statute. The DPA authorizes the . . . Read More

Errors to Avoid When Moving State Litigation to Federal Court

Depending on the claims, parties, and preferences, there are multiple forums where litigants can choose to file suit. The majority of cases start in state courts, as they are courts of general jurisdiction. However, for defendants, moving a state court case to a federal court offers certain tactical benefits. Before moving your state court case to a federal court, know that federal courts can only hear cases that have at least one claim arising under federal law or disputes between . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 12, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: The CARES Act: Highlights and Planning for the Future, December 16, 2020,  Cy AlbaNichole AtallahKathryn Hickey , and  Matt Feinberg . Read more  here . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT BLOG: Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping: 5 Things Contractors Should Do Now, November 6, 2020, Nichole Atallah , Sarah Nash , and Sara Nasseri The . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Honors All Service Members in Observance of Veterans Day

As we observe Veterans Day, PilieroMazza would like to honor all the service members who have defended and continue to defend our country. These brave men and women are the bedrock of our nation, and without them, we would not have the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. We would also like to celebrate the contributions of our veteran clients, particularly our veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small business clients. Small business owners like you are . . . Read More

Healthcare Blog Series: “Safe Harbor” Exceptions, Common Infractions, and Legislative Updates to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law

***This is the second installment in a blog series examining the regulatory environment and key concerns for persons or businesses operating in the healthcare industry.*** The first installment of this series introduced the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law), two of the most well-known anti-fraud and -abuse statutes in the healthcare industry. It examined their main differences and respective effects on business relationships and transactions for government contractors and commercial businesses operating in the healthcare sector. This installment . . . Read More

Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping: 5 Things Contractors Should Do Now

The Trump administration issued Executive Order (EO) 13950 on September 22, 2020. The order prohibits federal contractors, federal agencies and certain federal grant recipients, as well as the military, from using workplace training that “inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating.” There are many uncertainties surrounding EO 13950, including whether it will survive legal challenges and a potential change in presidential administration. This blog discusses measures that contractors . . . Read More