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Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM


    The workforce shortage continues to impact businesses of all sizes throughout our nation, across industries. One key part of addressing this crisis requires employers to focus on innovative ways to support and retain employees and tap into talent in their communities.

    The number of open jobs far exceed the number of people to fill them — and the pandemic further highlighted the need to address these unprecedented challenges with innovative approaches that close the people-jobs gap.

    Building on this summer’s U.S. Chamber event, Workforce: A Call to Action Summit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation brings you Talent Forward on October 26 at 2 p.m. ET.

    This special event will bring together leaders from business, education, and government to discuss how, collectively, we can build people-focused solutions to the workforce crisis that fuel America’s economic recovery. We know that if you lead the world in talent, you lead the world.

    Keynote Speakers Include:

    • Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor
    • Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens Corporation
    • Mike Rowe, CEO, mikeroweWORKS Foundation
    • Kristof Terryn, CEO, Zurich North America
    • Featured Speakers Include:
    • Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana
    • Chris Sharkey, President of Community Engagement, Corning Incorporated
    • Ardine Williams, Vice President of Workforce Development, Amazon
    • Lydia Logan, Vice President of Global Education and Workforce, IBM
    • Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)
    • Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
    • Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen
    • Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building Trades Union
    • Christopher Griffin, President & CEO, USG
    • Kwasi Mitchell, Chief Purpose Officer, Deloitte US
    • Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation
    • Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys
    • Alessandra Lezama, CEO, TOOTRiS
    • Judaline Cassidy, Founder, Tools & Tiaras

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    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM


    TiE DC is hosting Capital GovCon on October 27th, 28th, and 29th (8 a.m. EST to 5 p.m. EST) at the Doubletree Hotel in Tysons Corner that brings together over 200 small business owners and professionals. TiE DC is a not-for-profit that fosters entrepreneurship. With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of TiE efforts lies in its five foundational programs – Mentoring, Networking, Education, Funding, and Incubation. TiE has over 15,000 members globally and over 64 chapters in the US, HQ in Silicon Valley.

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    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    With over $2.2 billion in recoveries for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) in 2020, statistics confirm that the FCA remains an effective and important enforcement tool for the DOJ. Government contractors and companies that do business with government contractors should be wary of being the target of potential enforcement action in 2021 and beyond.  In this webinar, PilieroMazza’s Matt Feinberg and Camilla Hundley, attorneys in the Firm’s False Claims Act Group, discuss essential protocols companies should follow to avoid or mitigate FCA risk.

    The presentation will focus on, among other things:

    1. latest trends in FCA enforcement for government contractors;
    2. the importance of an FCA compliance plan for government contractors, including small businesses and participants in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) set-aside programs; and
    3. how to handle whistleblower complaints before they become FCA cases.

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    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM


    With over $2.2 billion in recoveries for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) in 2020, statistics confirm that the FCA remains an effective and important enforcement tool for the DOJ. Government contractors and companies that do business with government contractors should be wary of being the target of potential enforcement action in 2021 and beyond.  In this webinar, PilieroMazza’s Matt Feinberg and Camilla Hundley, attorneys in the Firm’s False Claims Act Group, discuss essential protocols companies should follow to avoid or mitigate FCA risk.

    The presentation will focus on, among other things:

    1. latest trends in FCA enforcement for government contractors;
    2. the importance of an FCA compliance plan for government contractors, including small businesses and participants in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) set-aside programs; and
    3. how to handle whistleblower complaints before they become FCA cases.
    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM
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    Category Management is a powerful purchasing tool the federal government uses to streamline its approach to buying goods and services from American companies. If you are a small business currently working with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or you are interested in working with HHS, then you do not want to miss this invaluable and informative Listening Lab session. Learn in real-time from top HHS experts about how Category Management can transform your business.


    • 2 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM


    The Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium is a business development conference created by successful Veteran business owners for Veterans who are looking to enter the Federal marketplace. 

    VETS’21 brings together Federal agencies, contractors and Veterans to discuss ways to take full advantage of the federally mandated contracting for veteran-owned small businesses.

    VETS’21 will feature educational sessions, one on one business matching, over 100 exhibitors with federal agencies, prime contractors, and small businesses, and plenty of networking opportunities to help grow your business.

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    • 9 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Department of Justice settled and obtained judgments in excess of $2.2 billion for false claims against the government last year. And the False Claims Act (FCA) remains an effective enforcement tool about which federal contractors should be wary. Government contractors in the construction industry – both primes and subs – face a higher risk of FCA liability because of the complicated nature of construction contracts and prevailing wage obligations. Further, we have seen a substantial increase in investigations dealing with construction contracts, even mentor-protégé relationships where contractors believe they have a blanket exemption from affiliation.

    Join Cy Alba and Sarah Nash, attorneys in PilieroMazza's Government Contracts and 
    Labor & Employment practice groups, as they discuss top FCA issues facing construction contractors and protection strategies for avoiding them. They’ll cover:

    • how the False Claims Act relates to construction contractors;
    • how joint ventures and mentor-protégé relationships can increase risk;
    • real-world examples of FCA cases against construction firms; and
    • strategies for protecting your company from an FCA claim.

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    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    Save the date for the Virtual NIH Small Business Industry Day sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Program Office.  This interactive day-long virtual event will provide direct access to NIH leadership, program and contract managers, and prime contractors.  The target audience includes small and large businesses and representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

    Industry Day Highlights:

    • Learn about NIH goals, priorities, and contracting vehicles;
    • Visit the virtual exhibition hall staffed by program office personnel to foster relationships;
    • Provide feedback about procurement opportunities;
    • Engage large prime contractors in private on-on-one sessions to ask questions and demonstrate capabilities; and
    • Network and engage with future potential partners.
    • 15 Nov 2021
    • 19 Nov 2021


    SBC 2021 will be held the week of November 15 in Atlanta with virtual participation also available. We are developing what SAME's first in-person, post-pandemic event will entail and appreciate your patience while we determine all the details.  Thanks in advance for your patience!! This website is always the best source for information so please check back for updates.
    SBC Highlights Include:

    • Business Opportunity Sessions Presented by Government Agencies
    • One-on-One Appointments between Small Businesses and Government Agencies and Large Business
    • Keynote Speakers and Dynamic General Sessions
    • Education and Training Featuring Over 40 Sessions
    • Exhibits Featuring Leading A/E/C Companies
    • Industry-Government Engagement Sessions

    Enjoy networking with decision-makers and take part in essential education and training sessions—either in-person in Atlanta or from the comfort of your home or office.

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    • 7 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state or local wage-and-hour statutes establish federal and state minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping requirements. All restaurants are subject to either the FLSA or state or local requirements or both, which—among other things—includes requirements for tipped employees. Administration of the FLSA can be complex, especially in a busy restaurant setting. And violation of the FLSA can lead to stiff penalties.

    Join Matt Feinberg, Practice Group Chair of PilieroMazza’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, for common missteps restaurants encounter in application of the FLSA, best practices for FLSA compliance, and how to prepare if an audit or litigation arises. He’ll cover:

    • common FLSA missteps;
    • preparing for an audit;
    • best practices for defending against claims;
    • recordkeeping;
    • class and collective litigation; and
    • much more.

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    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM


    Some of the confirmed Summit Attendees: MVM, KMM, RapidBuilt, Ace Electronics Defense Systems, ACT Safe, LLC, Arbill Industries, Autodesk Construction Solutions, Bechtel, Bering Straits Native Corp, Black & Veatch, Boon Group, Chenega Analytic Business Solutions, City of San Diego, Consigli Construction, Deloitte, Department of Defense, DISA, DLT Solutions, DMA, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, GovConPay, Hensel Phelps, Jacobs, Knoll, MCS of Tampa, Mississippi Power, Mohawk Valley Materials, NAVFAC HQ, NIH, North Point Defense, Palomar Modular Buildings, Parsons, Safespill, Shaw Industries, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, USMC, Virginia Department of Transportation, and many more!

    And this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee added $1.6 billion of additional funding for infrastructure and facilities sustainment across the services and an additional $10 billion for military construction. Get the latest details on how this funds military construction contracts you can win!

    In its 3rd year, the 2021 MILCON Contracting Summit brings together Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide. Hundreds of Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, Military Officials, Contracting Officials, Financing Experts, and Defense Agencies from throughout the country registered to participate in-person and virtually for the 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit in Washington D.C.

    The 2021 MILCON Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors, subcontractors, and small businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

    • Military Construction Money in the FY2022 Defense Budget, including Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization Account (FSRM)
    • The Military's Long-Term Infrastructure Modernization Strategy
    • Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force Installations & Procurement Priorities
    • Upcoming Contracts for Military Base Construction, Reconstruction, and Renovation
    • Pacific & European 'Deterrence Initiatives' and 'Distributed Operations' Strategies Driving Theater Infrastructure Improvements
    • What to Expect from the $21 Billion/20-Year Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP)
    • Building the Military 'Base of the Future', including Assured/Resilient Energy, Advanced Facility Security Solutions, and Disaster-Proof Construction Strategies
    • New Types of Multi-Year Contract Vehicles - Installation Resilience Operations Center (IROC), 'Digital Twins', Consolidated Remediation
    • Base Operations Support (BOS) and Facilities Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Contracts
    • Public-Private Partnerships for Base-Community Projects
    • Small Business and Prime Contractor Teaming Opportunities & Mentor Protégé Programs
    • Contract Financing & Bonding

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