Developed in Cooperation with the Law Firm of PilieroMazza PLLC

PilieroMazza is ScaleUP USA's Ecosystem Partner

Located in the nation’s capital, Washington DC, and in Boulder, Colorado, PilieroMazza has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most prominent law firms for companies doing business with the federal government. Their experience in government contracts law and SBA programs distinguish them from others in the legal community.

Legal Aspects of Government Contracting

A Video Program for Startups, Small, and Mid-Size Businesses planning to Enter the $10T Federal Government Marketplace.

Small Business Set-Asides

  • Small Business
  • 8(a)
  • Woman-Owned Small Business
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • HUBZone Small Business
  • Affiliation as Concept


Teaming / Subcontracting / Joint Ventures

  • Teaming Agreements
  • Subcontracts Agreements
  • Joint Ventures Agreements
  • Contractor Teaming Arrangements (GSA)


Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)


Intellectual Property/Data Rights

  • Non-Commercial
  • Unlimited Rights
  • Limited / Restricted Rights
  • Government Purpose Rights
  • Commercial
  • Open Source Issues and Concerns



  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)


Other Transaction Authority (OTAs)

  • OTA's and Consortiums

Bid Protests

  • Agency Level
  • GAO
  • Court of Federal Claims (COFC)

Claims and Appeals

  • Contract Disputes Act
  • Appeal to the Board or COFC
  • Appeal to the Federal Circuit


 Labor and Employment Laws

  • Service Contract Act
  • Davis-Bacon


Workshop Content:

  • System for Award Management (SAM Registration)
  • Laws - Regulations - Policies
  • Finding Government Opportunities
  • Types of Contracts
  • Sealed Bids vs Offers
  • Set Asides and Affiliations
  • Enforcement Actions 

Watch Interview | PilieroMazza PLLC

Isaias “Cy” Alba, Partner

    1. Introduction to the Program

    2. Government Contracting Legal Aspects (Interview)

    3. Being Effective and Responsible Contractor (Workshop)

About this course

  • $19.99
  • 3 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

Isaias “Cy” Alba, Partner

Government Contracting Expert
PilieroMazza PLLC

Isaias “Cy” Alba counsels clients on a broad range of government contracting matters before government agencies and federal courts, which includes overall regulatory compliance with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business programs. Mr. Alba represents small and mid-sized companies looking to structure compliant teaming, joint venture, and mentor-protégé agreements. He also handles the prosecution and defense of small business size and status protests; appeals before SBA and the Office of Hearings and Appeals; as well as bid protests before Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Alba's work for the firm's federal contractor clients also includes the preparation, negotiation, and prosecution of Contract Dispute Act claims, Requests for Equitable Adjustment, termination for convenience settlements; defense of suspensions and debarments; preparation of Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) mitigation plans; and counseling related to OCI issues, as well as Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement data rights issues, IP licensing, copyright, and trademark issues.

Working closely with the Business & Corporate Group, Mr. Alba has extensive experience structuring mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and partner buyouts to ensure they meet the company’s needs and are compliant with federal procurement laws and regulations. Transactions typically range from small transactions to single acquisitions valued at $100M.

Mr. Alba counsels clients on certain International Traffic in Arms Regulations compliance issues and the preparation of technical assistance agreements and/or manufacturing licensing agreements for the export of defense articles and data. He also assists clients with employment-related issues and Service Contract Act matters.

Join GovCon 101 - Legal

This ad-on course is part of the Federal Business Accelerator bundled program and while it may be purchased on an individual basis, we encourage you to instead register for the entire bundled program for the best understanding of the subject. More information about how to purchase the Federal Business Accelerator bundled program is listed at the bottom of this page.

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Over 10 Highly Effective Courses (Bundled Program) Including the Legal Aspects of Government Contracting Interview with Cy Alba, Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC.