Maria Panichelli to Present at Summit Insight’s GovCon Webinar Series

June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021 – Teaming Essentials for Success

Join Maria Panichelli on June 24, 2021, as she presents at Summit Insight’s GovCon Webinar Series, titled “Teaming Essentials for Success.”

Teaming. You know you’ve heard a lot about it. It’s a hot topic and has been for going on a decade, now. And for good reason: It’s a key strategy for many federal government contractors – large or small – looking to pivot into new opportunities.

Whether you are a large business looking to leverage a small business partner’s eligibility, or a small business looking to supplement your own performance capabilities and competitive edge, teaming can greatly increase your access to contracts, expand your contracting opportunities, and give your revenue a boost.

That said, as often as teaming is discussed, it is just as often misunderstood. Teaming is governed by a complex web of regulations, and when contractors don’t understand the strict legal requirements governing teaming, they get themselves into trouble.

Don’t let that happen to you! Join experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli as she explains the ins and outs of teaming, and how to do it successfully.

  • Learn the differences between Teaming, Joint Venturing, and the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Programs and when you should use which
  • Understand the difference between subcontracting and teaming
  • Develop strategies for forming a successful team
  • Recognize the most important provisions in a teaming agreement
  • Understand how enforceability, expectations, and exclusivity can impact your team
  • Identify the ways in which teaming can go wrong, and the negative consequences when it does
  • Recognize common pitfalls and learn to avoid them
Large and small contractors planning to team for federal projects, who wish to do so correctly and compliantly, so as to ensure successful performance, avoid disputes, and maintain small business status.

February 25, 2021 – Federal Subcontracting for Success

Join Maria Panichelli on Thursday, February 25, 2021, as she presents at Summit Insight’s GovCon Webinar Series, titled “Federal Subcontracting for Success.” In this session, Maria will explain how to successfully navigate the subcontracting process as a prime, and as a sub. This webinar will cover essential issues that prime contractors and subcontractors must keep in mind when negotiating and drafting subcontracts for use on federal projects. The hosts will walk you through FAR flow-down clauses and other critical provisions, and explain how to think about disputes and payment clauses. Pass-through claims and claims between prime and subcontractors will also be discussed. Primes will learn how to structure an agreement to avoid a two-front battle between the owner and subcontractors. Subs will learn how to avoid getting lost among confusing and conflicting contract clauses, or get stuck without remedy for damages incurred.

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. Maria has represented her clients before numerous federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Contract Boards of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other state and federal courts. Her primary practice areas include Bid Protest Litigation (both asserting and defending/intervening); REAs, Claims and Claim Appeal Litigation; Performance and Compliance Counseling; Federal Subcontracting (including the negotiation and drafting of FAR-compliant subcontracts, sub/prime dispute resolution, pass-through claims and liquidating agreements); and Small Business Procurement.