Pamela J. Mazza, Managing Partner
pmazza@pilieromazza.com
202.857.1000
"I am very proud of our dedicated, caring and competent team of lawyers and professionals. As a boutique firm, our team has the expertise to handle a wide range of legal issues cost effectively and with a personal touch."
Education

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1984

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1980

Admissions

Virginia Bar

District of Columbia Bar

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Pamela Mazza is the managing partner of PilieroMazza PLLC and has gained national recognition for her 30 years of work with small to mid-sized government contractors. Ms. Mazza’s practice areas include all aspects of government contracts, including federal procurement programs for small businesses, audits and investigations. Ms. Mazza is also responsible for the firm’s government relations practice which represents corporations and trade associations before Congress and the Administration. She also counsels clients on general corporate matters, corporate transactions, protecting their intellectual property and regulatory compliance. She conducts in house training for corporations on small business compliance and government contracting issues.

As managing partner, Ms. Mazza has overall responsibility for the firm’s practice groups, its seminar series and publications designed to keep clients abreast of legislative and regulatory changes affecting their businesses. Ms. Mazza is a frequent speaker at national conferences for government contractors.

Professional Activities and Community Involvement

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and  General Counsel
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce  GovConNet Council Member
  • Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, General Counsel
  • Women Impacting Public Policy, Board of Directors
  • National Veterans Small Business Coalition, General Counsel
  • Small Environmental Business Action Coalition, General Counsel
  • MCCC Veterans Institute for Procurement, founding member and instructor
  • Former Member of the M&T Bank’s Greater Baltimore/Washington Director's Advisory Council
  • Former Member of the Provident Bank Board of Directors

Professional Honors and Awards

  • WIPP President's Award, 2012
  • SmartCEO Brava! Women Business Achievement Award, 2011
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Award, 2010 & 2009.
  • Alaska 8(a) Association Bob Weiser Award, 2004
  • Contract Services Association of America Special Award for commitment and dedication to CSA, 2003
  • Small Business Administration's Advocate of Year Award, 2001

 
 
Ms. Mazza has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent®, for legal ethics and ability.


 


Super Lawyers recognized Ms. Mazza as a top government contracts lawyer naming her to the 2016 list for Government Contracts Law.

 


 

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "The New Mentor-Protégé Program" Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, GovConNet Treasury Industry Day,  Mar. 9, 2017 (with John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, SBA) 
  • Panelist, "Introducing, Interpreting and Applying the New SBA Regulations: Mentor Protégé," National 8(a) Association Small Business Conference, Feb. 7, 2017 (with John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, SBA; Robert Tompkins and Walter Featherly)
  • Keynote Speaker, "Government Contracts: 2017 Update," 14th Annual SAME Contract Opportunities and Small Business Showcase, SAME Boston Post, Feb. 2, 2017 (with John Shoraka)
  • Presenter, "Forming Teaming Agreements and Joint Ventures, and SBA Regulatory Update," VIP GROW, a Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce program,  Dec. 6, 2016 (with Megan Connor) 
  • Panelist, "Buy Indian Act & Acquisition Regulations," Reservation Economic Summit Conference, Nov. 17, 2016
  • Presenter, "Legal Considerations Prior to Doing Business with a Prime Contractor or the Federal Government," VIP Start, a Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce program, Oct. 18, 2016 
  • Presenter, "SBA's New Mentor-Protégé Program for all Small Businesses," PilieroMazza Seminar, Sep. 14, 2016 (with John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law for the U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Presenter, "SBA’s Final Rules on Limitations on Subcontracting," Pittsburgh SBA Office Annual 8(a) Meeting at the U.S. Department of Energy, Jul. 20, 2016
  • Presenter, "SBA's New Rules on the Limitations on Subcontracting," PilieroMazza Seminar, Jul. 12, 2016 (with John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law for the U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Presenter, "SBA’s New Mentor/Protégé Program and Finding a Good Mentor and What Should you Expect" and "Limitations on Subcontracting Final Rule," VETS2016, Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium, Jun. 22, 2016
  • Moderator, "Determining the Size of Business within the Federal Industrial Base," Mid-Tier Advocacy Capitol Hill Sustainability Briefing, Mar. 23, 2016
  • Speaker, "Contracting: Analysis of SBA's Proposed New Regulations" and "Joint Ventures, Teaming Agreements, and Mentor-Protege," Montgomery Country Chamber of Commerce GovConNet Institute, Feb. 5, 2016
  • Presenter, "Small Business Regulation Updates - What it Means to Small Business and the Impact to Large Prime Contractors," National Government Services' Small Business Outreach Conference, Nov. 10, 2015
  • Panelist, "The Impacts of New Mentor-Protege Legislation," Society of Military Engineers 2015 Small Business Conference, Nov. 4, 2015 (with Kenneth Dodds. Director of Policy, Planning & Liasion, U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Trainer, "Teaming, Subcontracting, Joint Ventures and Recent Regulatory Changes," National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement, Oct. 20, 2015
  • Speaker, "Government Contracting Legislative and Regulatory Update," Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Sep. 17, 2014 (With Brian Israel, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP)
  • Panelist, "Challenges and Changes to the Native 8(a) Program," Native Hawaiian Organization Association First Annual Business Summit Conference, Aug. 5, 2015 (with John Klein, John Shoraka and Laura Foster from the U.S. Small Business Association and Jon DeVore from Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot)
  • Keynote Panelist, "Small Business Regulation Updates," Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet Procurement Conference, May 15, 2015 (with A. John Shoraka, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Presenter, "SBA's Proposed Rules: Changes to the Mentor-Protege Programs and Limitations on Subcontracting," PilieroMazza Seminar, Mar. 31, 2015 (with Jon Williams and John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law for the U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Webinar, “SBA Proposes Subcontracting Reforms and Other Changes,” Feb. 10, 2015 (with Katie Flood)
  • Presenter, "A Regulatory and Legislative Legal Update," Dixon Hughes Goodman's 19th Annual Government Contracting Update, Dec. 9, 2014 (with Jon Williams)
  • Presenter, "Beyond the Size Standards," MTA 2014 Annual Fall Stakeholder's Summit," Nov. 18, 2014
  • Presenter, "Mergers & Acquisitions: Growing in Declining Markets," NACA Annual B2B Conference, Nov. 12, 2014
  • Panelist, "Federal Contracts and Bid Protests," NACA Annual B2B Conference, Nov. 11, 2014
  • Webinar, "Navigating Bid Protests" Jul. 29, 2014 (with Jon Williams)
  • Panelist, "The Current State of Native 8(a) and Federal Contracting," RES DC, Jun. 24, 2014 (with Kevin Allis of NACA, Annette Hamilton of Ho-Chunk Inc. and Thomas McClellan of Relatron, Inc.)
  • Presenter, "The New Rules: Changes That Every Small Business Contractor Needs to Know," VETS2014, Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium, Jun. 18, 2014 (with Cy Alba)
  • Presenter, "WOSB and EDWOSB Programs: Getting Certified and Staying Compliant," U.S. Department of Energy's 13th Annual DOE Small Business Conference, Jun. 12, 2014
  • Keynote Panelist, "Small Business Regulation Updates," Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet Procurement Conference, May 16, 2014 (with A. John Shoraka, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration and Emily W. Murphy, Senior Counsel, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives)
  • Panelist, "The Challenges and Opportunities of Strategic Sourcing in the Federal Government," ACT/IAC Small Business Conference, Apr. 24, 2014 (with Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; Charles Forman, Executive Vice President, Independent Stationers; and John Shoraka, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, Small Business Administration
  • Webinar, "The Ins and Outs of Joint Venture Agreements," Apr. 8, 2014 (with Jon Williams)
  • Presenter, “Avoiding the Perils of Passthroughs,”  Women Construction Owners and Executives National Conference, Mar. 31, 2014
  • Presenter, "Small Business Rules and Regulatory Changes and their Impacts on Small and Large Businesses," National Defense Industrial Association's Homeland Security, Small Business and Women in Defense Division, Mar. 12, 2014
  • Presenter, “Multiple Award Contracts - SBA's Final Rule on Set-Asides: Changes that Every Small Business Contractor Needs to Know," Joint Breakfast Seminar with Aronson and SBA, Jan 31, 2014 (with Kenneth Dodds, Hope Lane, Katie Flood & Cy Alba)

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