In 1981, the Department of Transportation issued regulations concerning “disadvantaged business enterprises” (DBE/MBE/WBE). The regulations the terms a as business owed by females and certain ethnic groups. The regulations require that the Department of Transportation or any state or local government agency that receives federal funding must establish “goals” for contracting work to DBE/MBE/WBE firms. Since then, most state, county, and local agencies have established their own DBE programs. Wally Zimolong is recognized as an expert in the regarding DBE/MBE/WBE regulations. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topic and has assisted contractors throughout the country in navigating the regulations. He has assisted numerous prospective DBE/MBE/WBE firms in obtaining certification, has successfully appealed denials of certification to the Department of Transportation, and has consulted with other attorneys requiring expert services in understanding the program.