PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Melissa Rodriguez has joined the Firm as an Associate in its Business & Corporate Group. Ms. Rodriguez focuses her practice on international transactions involving corporate entities located in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. "Melissa's legal knowledge, combined with her deep understanding of what's important to business owners and their management teams, makes her a great addition to our corporate/M&A team," said the Group's Practice Chair Kathryn Hickey.
MCLEAN, VA, NOVEMBER 25, 2019: Attorneys from a cross-section of PilieroMazza's core practice groups—including Business & Corporate Law and Government Contracts Law—assisted client BWM Outcomes, LLC ("BWM"), a provider of cybersecurity and intelligence analysis services, in its acquisition by Intrepid Solutions and Services, Inc. ("Intrepid"), a portfolio company of Bluestone Investment Partners, LLC ("Bluestone"), a McLean, Virginia-based private equity firm. BWM was founded by Ms. Jacqueline Bahe who before starting BWM served in the United States armed forces as a Communications and Intelligence Officer in the Marine Corps and an Intelligence Officer in the Navy. Ms. Bahe will join Intrepid's leadership team as BWM's President and continue to run the business, together with the rest of her team. Please visit this link to view Bluestone's announcement.
PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Sara Nasseri has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Firm's Labor & Employment Group. Ms. Nasseri focuses her practice on advising clients on a range of workplace-related matters, including equal employment opportunity laws with a particular focus on workplace compliance laws and regulations, federal contractors' affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations, and pay equity and systemic pay discrimination.
On October 31, 2019, President Donald Trump rescinded an executive order issued by former President Barack Obama that put existing federal contract workers at the front of the line for jobs on the next contract.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.