ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Welcomes Former DOJ Litigator Ora Nwabueze to Litigation Team

PilieroMazza  is pleased to welcome  Ora Nwabueze  to the Firm’s  Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group .  “Ora is a welcome addition to our growing litigation team,” said the Group’s Practice Chair  Matt Feinberg .  “His diverse experience in high stakes business litigation matters in both government and private practice will greatly benefit our clients.”   Ora offers PilieroMazza clients full-circle representation and adept knowledge in matters involving complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Furthermore, he has substantial prior engagements defending business clients in various areas, including corporate finance, healthcare, mass . . . Read More

Matt Feinberg Talks to Law360 on Litigation Funding Companies’ Interest in Funding FCA Cases

An unprecedented decision backing a whistleblower’s use of third-party legal funding in a Medicare billing suit has raised concerns that future False Claims Act lawsuits may be motivated more by corporate strategy than protecting the government against fraud. The first-of-its-kind June decision from the Eleventh Circuit revived relator Angela Ruckh’s Medicare fraud judgment against nursing facility operator CMC II LLC despite the company’s objections to Ruckh’s appeal being funded by a third party, sparking considerable debate over the propriety of such . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza’s Corporate Team Welcomes Laura Sims, Former In-House Counsel to Clean Energy Collective

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Laura Sims  has joined the firm as an Associate in its  Business & Corporate Group  in Boulder, Colorado. With a background as in-house counsel at a solar company and as a corporate lawyer in private practice, Laura offers the firm’s corporate clients a full spectrum perspective on all their business concerns. She is also well-versed in every stage of solar project development from pre-construction to asset management, as well as solar project financing and sale transactions.  “We are delighted to welcome Laura . . . Read More

Doing Business with the Government and the Impact of COVID-19

The July 2020 issue of Lawyer Monthly features an article by PilieroMazza ‘s Managing Partner Pam Mazza on “ Doing Business with the Government and the Impact of COVID-19 .”  In the article, Pam explores why companies should consider doing business with the government and the possible pitfalls they should be aware of.  Pam also discuses the challenges COVID-19 has presented for government contractors and changes we should be on the lookout for.  Please visit this link to view the full article.  

Juneteenth: A National Day of Reflection

It was on June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free—over two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This year, the observance of Juneteenth takes on even greater significance as we all bear witness to injustices against people of color. Today, the PilieroMazza family pauses to reflect and take a collective breath in remembrance of this day in our country’s . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tony Franco Joins MCCC Board of Directors and Executive Committee as General Counsel

On June 10, 2020, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce  (MCCC) announced the appointment of  Tony Franco  as a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, where he will serve as general counsel.  “I’m honored to be working with MCCC’s visionary leaders Gigi Godwin and Barbara Ashe, amongst others, as I continue PilieroMazza’s enduring partnership with the Chamber,” said Tony. Tony brings over 30 years of legal experience to his role as general counsel.  As the Practice Group Chair for  PilieroMazza ’s  Government Contracts Group , Tony will . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Adds Attorneys to List of Super Lawyers®

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Kathryn Hickey , Lauren Brier , and Sara Nasseri are now among the Firm’s 13 attorneys distinguished with a listing in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers® .  Attorneys from PilieroMazza’s four core practice areas—including Government Contracts , Business & Corporate , Labor & Employment , and Litigation & Dispute Resolution —are represented in this year’s list. Super Lawyer® Kathryn Hickey is a partner and the chair of PilieroMazza’s Business & Corporate Group, where she counsels commercial businesses and government contractors in matters involving general business concerns, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and . . . Read More

Jonathan Pomerance Comments on Defense Production Act and Meat Plant Production During COVID-19

The timing and substance of the next COVID-19 relief bill may hinge on the issue of liability. . . . The liability issue gathered steam with comments made by President Donald Trump before he signed  an Executive Order designed to keep meat and poultry plants operating. Trump said the E.O. would “solve any liability problems” those companies are facing. Issued using the authority of the Defense Production Act, the E.O. “clarifies which safety standards companies must follow — those found in the joint . . . Read More

JD Supra: PilieroMazza #1 for Government Contracts Legal Thought Leadership

For a third consecutive year, PilieroMazza ’s  Government Contracts  attorneys and their thought leadership take the #1 position in this year’s  JD Supra Readers’ Choice Top Firm 2020 Award . Recognized by readers as the Firm’s leading author for content on government contracts law is  Sam Finnerty , who earned the  JD Supra Readers’ Choice Top Author 2020 Award  as one of their top 10 authors.  To put this achievement in perspective, last year, more than 50,000 authors published their insights and commentary on JD Supra, and of those, over 1,500 published content pertaining to government contracting. “This is a great accomplishment . . . Read More