Competition for federal government contracts today is fierce, which means protests are an almost inevitable feature of many procurements. To truly succeed in this industry, contractors need to understand the complex set of rules and regulations governing both bid protests and size/status protests, and how to successfully assert and defend them all! Experienced government contracts attorney, Maria Panichelli, provides a primer on protests, starting with the important differences between bid protests on one hand, and size/status protests on the other. Maria will walk attendees through some bid protest basics, including types and timelines, debriefings, and most common protestor mistakes. She discusses the protest process from both the protestor and intervenor points of view.