Maria Panichelli Featured Guest Author on Deltek

September 28, 2021

Obermayer partner Maria Panichelli was a featured guest author on Deltek, a leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses. Her article “CDA Claims Appeal Litigation: Key Questions and Common Government Defenses” examines the complexity of Federal government contract disputes. Maria takes a look at some of the fundamental Q&A about CDA Claim Litigation, including:

  • What Can You Appeal?
  • What is the Legal Basis of Your Appeal?
  • To What Forum(s) Can/Should You Appeal?
  • When Must You Appeal?
  • What Defenses Will the Government Raise?


Maria is the chair of Obermayer’s Government Contracting department. 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 that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own business goals. 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. Though her practice is not limited to construction alone, Maria has substantial experience with a wide range of construction-related issues such as defective designs; defective specifications; differing site conditions; express, implied and constructive changes; suspensions; delays; and liquidated damages.