Defending Bid Protests

Avoiding Contractors’ Most Common Bid Protest Mistakes

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on August 4, 2022)
Date: July 28, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Maria Panichelli, McCarter & English
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 0.75 ATC
APTAC BOK: C.19 Contract Compliance Issues, C.13 Post Award Administration

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

The more competitive the federal market becomes, the more inevitable bid protests are. If you want to succeed in bid protest litigation, it is critically important that you understand the rules and regulations governing the protest process. It is also vital that you avoid the common misunderstandings and mistakes that so many contractors have and make, which can negatively impact your chances of successfully asserting or defending a protest.  

In this webinar, experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will discuss the most common mistakes that contractors make and how to avoid them.  

You will learn:

  • How to distinguish between size/status protests and bid protests.
  • How to identify proper pre-award protest topics.
  • Bid protest deadlines, and when a debriefing does and does not toll that deadline.
  • What is and is not proper in a debriefing.
  • How to tell a winning protest from a losing protest.

Target Audience: Government contractors of intermediate to advanced level; any government contractor anticipating possible bid protests.

Meet Your Instructor:

Maria Panichelli

MARIA L. PANICHELLI, ESQ, McCarter & English

Maria L. Panichelli, Esq. is a partner in the Government Contracts and Global Trade practice group at the law firm of McCarter & English.  She focuses her practice exclusively on federal contracts, assisting clients through every stage of the procurement process.  Her practice includes performance and compliance counseling, asserting and defending bid and size/status protests, REAs, claims and CDA claim appeals and litigation, federal subcontracting, and small business procurement.  Maria provides comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their business goals.  An active member of several federal contracting associations, Maria is a frequent lecturer at agency, government contracting, and small business conferences and works closely with several Procurement Technical Assistance Centers to provide educational content for contractors.


Jul 28 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 28 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



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