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    Bloomberg Quotes Nichole Atallah: Trump Rescinds Obama Order Prioritizing Federal Contract Workers

    November 4, 2019
    On October 31, 2019, President Donald Trump rescinded an executive order issued by former President Barack Obama that put existing federal contract workers at the front of the line for jobs on the next contract. Executive Order 13,495 . . . required qualified workers on a federal service contract who would otherwise lose their jobs as a result of the completion or expiration of a contract be given the right of first refusal for employment with the successor contractor, according to a fact sheet issued at the time by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.

    Kathryn Hickey Guest Blogs "Simplifying the Complex World of Employee Incentive Plans" on Deltek's Government Contracting Blog

    October 11, 2019
    "How do I keep my employees from leaving? Talent is so hard to find and retain!"

    Kathryn Hickey and David Shafer, PilieroMazza M&A Attorneys, Represent Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. in Acquisition by Blackbern Partners

    May 28, 2019
    BALTIMORE, MD, MAY 28, 2019: Kathryn Hickey and David Shafer led a team of PilieroMazza attorneys from a cross section of the firm's practice areas – including Business & Corporate Law, Government Contracts, and Labor & Employment – to represent client Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Zentech), a Baltimore, MD-based, high-reliability electronics contract manufacturer, in its recent acquisition by BlackBern Partners LLC, a New York City based private equity firm. The partnership created by the acquisition, which closed on May 10, 2019, will accelerate efforts to deliver leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to the defense, aerospace, medical and other high-reliability industries.

    PilieroMazza Co-Sponsors "Block Kids Building Competition" with NAWIC DC Chapter

    April 15, 2019
    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 officers of, building firms; office personnel of general and sub-contractors; or are employed in administrative capacity by trade associations and architectural firms. Today, NAWIC members work in all capacities of the construction industry, including field, engineering, design, ownership, and administrative positions. NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.
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