Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé Relationships on Set-Aside Federal Contracts (2021 Update)
Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on September 23, 2021)
Date: September 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Maria Panichelli, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 0.75 ATCs
APTAC BOK: D.7 Teaming Arrangements, Agreements and Joint Ventures
*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.
Who hasn’t heard about teaming, joint ventures, and the mentor-protégé programs at this point? It’s been one of the hottest topics in government contracting for years now. But regardless of how often these concepts are discussed, they are just as often misunderstood. While these strategies can greatly increase both large and small contractors’ access to contracts, they can also get them in a heap of trouble when used incorrectly.
It is critically important to understand the differences between teaming, joint venturing, and the mentor-protégé programs. It is also vital to know how to form compliant relationships that will not destroy or otherwise negatively impact small business eligibility.
In this webinar, experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will explain the ins and outs of Teaming, Joint Ventures, and the Mentor-Protégé programs so that you can learn how to properly utilize these strategies while protecting your small business status.
Target Audience: seasoned small business contractors seeking to grow
Meet Your Instructor:
MARIA PANICHELLI, Partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Maria is a partner and the Chair of the Government Contracting practice group at the law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. She focuses her practice exclusively on federal government contracting and procurement, guiding her clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their federal contracts. She provides comprehensive legal counseling, which allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while still fulfilling their own business goals.
Maria’s practice includes pre-and post-award bid protests, contract interpretation and performance counseling, the preparation and negotiation of Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims, claims appeal litigation before the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal Circuit, statutory and regulatory compliance counseling, the negotiation of FAR-compliant subcontracts and the resolution of subcontractor disputes (including the negotiation of liquidating agreements and the use of pass-through claims and Miller Act bond claims), and contract terminations. Maria also counsels clients regarding all aspects of small business procurement. She routinely assists clients with eligibility analyses and certifications, has successfully challenged negative agency findings with regard to clients’ SDVOSB, HUBZone and 8(a) eligibility, and has successfully defeated size and status protests brought by clients’ competitors. Maria has considerable experience drafting teaming and joint venture agreements, as well as helping clients navigate the SBA Mentor-Protégé programs. She has represented a wide variety of government prime and subcontractors including construction contractors, information technology and information system contractors, medical staffing contractors, advisory and assistant services contractors, security contractors, dredging contractors, environmental remediation contractors, and suppliers. These clients are located and work, both across the United States and abroad. Maria has represented her clients before numerous federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Contract Boards of Appeals as well as the Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other state and federal courts.