Patrick Rothwell

Patrick Rothwell

PilieroMazza PLLC

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An 8(a) Contracting Cautionary Tale’s Final Scene

Many may have fond childhood memories of their parents reading cautionary tales or poems to them before going to bed, such as Hilaire Belloc’s “Rebecca: Who Slammed Doors For Fun and Perished Miserably” or Shel Silverstein’s...more

7/29/2014 - Contractors False Claims Act Fraud Quantum Meirut

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Third Quarter 2014

In this issue: - Avoiding Pitfalls with Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - What Is Enough Consideration of Small Business Interests? – GAO Denies Protests Against GSA Consolidation of Small...more

7/23/2014 - Employer Liability Issues GAO Restrictive Covenants SBA Small Business

Recent Supreme Court Decision Reaffirms Tribal Sovereign Immunity for Commercial Activities Conducted Off-Reservation

In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that, absent a waiver or Congressional action to the contrary, the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity applies to lawsuits arising from a tribe’s commercial activities, even if they...more

6/20/2014 - Casinos Indian Gaming Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Cmty SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

Proposed FAR Amendment Would Greatly Expand Policing of Contract Employees for Personal Conflicts of Interest

People are people. As such, contract employees and self-employed subcontractors will inevitably create relationships with others based on common interests. Most of these relationships are, for purposes of this discussion,...more

4/17/2014 - Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Requirements FAR Federal Contractors Independent Contractors Non-Disclosure Agreement Subcontractors

SBA Issues Final Rules on the Use of Set-Asides for Multiple Award Contracts

On October 2, 2013, SBA issued its long-anticipated final rule addressing the use of set-asides on multiple award contracts and clarifying the regulations on bundling and contract consolidation. The final rule implements...more

10/7/2013 - Multiple Award Contracts NAICS SBA Set-Asides

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