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    PilieroMazza Streamlines Novation Process for Government Contractors

    May 9, 2019
    Recently, a large engineering firm retained PilieroMazza to assist the firm in acquiring a small government contractor. Acquisitions of government contractors present unique challenges, including recertification requirements and novation.

    ANNOUNCEMENT: 14 PilieroMazza Lawyers Recognized in 2019 Super Lawyers® Listing

    April 22, 2019
    The 2019 edition of Super Lawyers® recognizes 14 PilieroMazza lawyers as "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" in their respective practice areas, which include Government Contracts, Labor & Employment, and Litigation.

    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.

    ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Promotes Litigator Matthew Feinberg and Government Contracts Lawyer Michelle Litteken

    April 11, 2019

    We are pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Feinberg to Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group and of Michelle Litteken to Counsel in our Government Contracts Group

    Mr. Feinberg is an accomplished litigator with over a decade of experience in all aspects of state and federal civil and appellate litigation, in addition to alternative dispute resolution.  His advocacy for corporate clients – from small businesses to publicly traded companies – gives him a unique perspective on successful litigation strategies for achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.  “Matt is a gifted lawyer – thoughtful, clever, and tenacious,” said Managing Partner Pamela Mazza, adding “He is a tireless advocate for our clients who respect and appreciate Matt’s judgment, responsiveness, and practical approach.”  

    Mr. Feinberg has significant first-chair trial and appellate experience over a wide range of practice areas, including labor and employment, wage and hour disputes, corporate defense litigation, class actions, shareholder direct and derivative litigation, government and private sector contracts, commercial transactions, restaurant and hospitality litigation, and appeals.  He also represents and counsels clients involved in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and other federal and state regulators and on matters relating to the False Claims Act.  Mr. Feinberg is among a small group of lawyers in the country who have represented a company in a successful appeal of a New York Stock Exchange delisting decision.  In addition to earning favorable verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of clients, he is also adept at helping clients avoid litigation through counseling, consultation, and negotiation.  Clients in emerging and developing industries benefit from Mr. Feinberg’s ability to navigate complex federal and state laws and regulations, effectively communicate with investors and the public, and manage day-to-day business challenges.  Related practice-area focuses include Labor & Employment Law, Business & Corporate Law, False Claims Act, and Audits & Investigations.

    Ms. Litteken represents the interests of government contractors in bid protests at the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in size and status protests at the Small Business Administration and the Office of Hearings and Appeals.  Ms. Mazza remarked, “Michelle is a tremendous asset to our firm.  0ur government contractor clients appreciate her ability to decode complicated situations and provide practical guidance.  We are pleased that she is part of our team.”  

    Clients from a broad range of industries, including construction, environmental remediation, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, and security, rely on Ms. Litteken’s legal acumen in conducting internal investigations, preparing claims, requests for equitable adjustment, and termination settlement proposals, as well as prosecuting contractor claims under the Contract Disputes Act at the Court and at the Boards of Contract Appeals.  She counsels government contractors on teaming agreements and subcontracts related to public contracts and represents clients in disputes that arise out of those agreements in both federal and state court, as well as arbitrations.  Furthermore, Ms. Litteken offers guidance to clients on matters involving security clearances and regulatory compliance, including potential organizational conflicts of interest and SBA's HUBZone, Woman-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned, and 8(a) programs.  Related practice-area focuses include Litigation and False Claims Act.

    ​About PilieroMazza
    PilieroMazza serves as a strategic partner to commercial businesses and government contractors from across the United States in numerous industries, including aerospace and defense, cybersecurity, environmental remediation, information technology, construction, telecommunications, solar energy, professional services, healthcare, manufacturers and suppliers, transportation, and emerging and developing industries.  We deliver results for our clients by implementing legal and business solutions that take the client’s best interests into consideration.  Moreover, PilieroMazza’s efficient operational structure and lean approach to staffing matters translate into competitive pricing for our clients, while providing the highest standard of client service and legal acumen.  

    With lawyers in Washington, DC; Boulder, CO; and Chicago, IL, PilieroMazza is privileged to represent clients in the following areas:

    Audits & Investigations
    Business & Corporate Law
    Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
    False Claims Act 
    Government Contracts Law
    Intellectual Property & Technology Rights
    Labor & Employment Law
    Small Business Programs & Advisory Services

    PilieroMazza Named Top Government Contracting Firm in JD Supra 2019 Reader's Choice Awards

    April 3, 2019
    For the second year in a row, PilieroMazza was named the “top firm” in the government contracting category of the JD Supra 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. The fourth annual awards acknowledge JD Supra contributors for achieving the highest visibility and engagement for their thought leadership during the year. Only 26 firms were named as winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards in selected categories.

    Readers in the government contracting category came from the defense & space, aviation & aerospace, insurance, and energy sectors, among others. Their interests included the False Claims Act, DOD, cybersecurity, executive orders, bid protests, infrastructure, and federal acquisition regulations, and other topics. We provide over 150 articles each year across all of our practice areas to JD Supra and have received over 500,000 views of our work. 
    You can find our attorneys' thought leadership on the PM Legal Minute Blog.

    About JD Supra
    JD Supra delivers need-to-know legal and business content to professionals in all industries in daily email digests, via more than 100 proprietary social feeds, on mobile platforms, to partner websites, and as news across the web. Through the innovative use of technology and curated audiences, JD Supra connects more than 50,000 professionals writing on important topics to C-suite executives, in-house counsel, and media members concerned with matters impacting business today. JD Supra also provides firms with competitive insights and market intelligence derived from the thousands of articles being read daily across the platform. for more information visit
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