Maria Panichelli Presents at Fedmine’s Webinar Series “Legal Issues for Government Contractors”

May 19, 2020

Obermayer Chair of the Government Contracting Department, Maria Panichelli, will be presenting Fedmine’s 3-Part Series on Legal Issues for Government Contractors.

Please register for each panel that you are interested in attending.

  • May 19, 2020 – “Federal Construction Contracts: Key FAR Clauses and Concepts” –  register here

Federal government contracting is a highly specialized industry.  Federal construction contracts are even more specialized and familiarity with the specific FAR clauses addressing construction issues is critical to success. In this webinar, experienced government contracting attorney, Maria Panichelli will walk attendees through the FAR clauses that govern some of the most common construction-related issues. She’ll cover topics such as defective designs and specifications, differing site conditions, contract changes, suspensions, delays and contract terminations. She will also provide a summary of the Contract Disputes Act litigation process used when bringing claims based on these issues. ​Get educated so you can make the informed decisions necessary to succeed!

  • July 14, 2020 – “Success in Federal Subcontracting​” –  register here

In the federal government contracting space, subcontracts have to do double duty. Not only do they have to address the requirements of the prime and subcontractor, they also have to consider the interests of the government. This legal balancing act requires a depth and breadth of knowledge about the FAR and related subcontracting issues. In this webinar, experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, will explain how to successfully navigate some of the biggest subcontracting issues from both the prime contractor and subcontractor points of view. The webinar will cover flow-down clauses, sub vs. prime dispute resolution and key strategies to minimize risk. Maria will discuss the most common subcontracting mistakes made by subs and primes in federal contracting and how to avoid them. She will also briefly address pass-through claims and liquidation agreements.​

  • September 15, 2020 – “​​The Government Contractor’s Toolbox: Asserting and Defending Bid Protests” – register here

Because today’s government contracting market is extremely competitive, bid protests are almost inevitable. Understanding how to effectively use bid protests to go after the contracts you want, and how to defend against bid protest brought by your competitors, is critical to success. In this webinar, experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will provide a tutorial on the ins and outs of asserting and defending protests. Attendees will learn about the differences between pre- and post- award bid protests, common bases for protests, the bid protest procedure and common strategies used to defeat protests.  Learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how of protests!​


Maria Panichelli focuses her practice exclusively on federal contracts, assisting clients through every stage of the procurement process.  Her approach is to provide comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own 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.