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Pillsbury offices in Washington. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ

In January, when his client Continental Service Group Inc. was again turned down for a contract to collect overdue student loans, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman partner Todd J. Canni did not hide his displeasure with the U.S. Education Department.

Speaking to a Washington Post reporter, Canni criticized the Education Department’s decision-making and singled out a company that, he said, should not have prevailed over his client and other competing bidders for contract work worth upward of $400 million: Performant Financial Corp.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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