Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard Present “Recent Developments in Government Contracts and Small Business Procurement Law”

July 26, 2019

Obermayer Government Contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard present Lawline webinar on “Recent Developments in Government Contracts and Small Business Procurement Law.”

What a Practitioner New to Government Contracting Should Know

Maria and Michael explain the legal framework provided by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) that governs every aspect of doing business with the federal government. Understanding this body of regulations is critical as it directs how a contractor must compete for, and perform, a contract, as well as how a contractor must handle issues that arise during performance. It also limits the manner in which a contractor can seek compensation or resolve disputes.

Monitoring Proposed F.A.R Changes

The laws controlling federal contracts, and the prime and subcontractors that work on those projects, are constantly changing and keeping up with these regulations is crucial . Whether it is the FAR, agency supplemental acquisition regulations, the SBA and VA small business regulations, or other ancillary statutes and regulations, amendments and revisions are frequent.


Maria is the Chair of the Government Contracting department. She concentrates her practice entirely on federal government contracting and procurement, advising her clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their federal contracts. She provides comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own business goals.

Michael is Government Contracting attorney, excelling at getting clients to the settlement table. Michael’s tenacity is truly a force to be reckoned with. Over the past two years alone, he has settled over $30 million in claims against the United States government. He has litigated before the Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), and the Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals (CBCA).