Overview (Program Summary)
Increased government spending on pandemic relief and emerging compliance obligations for government contractors in areas such as cybersecurity and supply chain risk create heightened enforcement under the civil and criminal False Claims Act (FCA) as well as other criminal statutes.
This program will focus on key developments in fraud and FCA investigations and litigation and risk mitigation strategies for government contractors and other companies that receive federal funding, focusing on practical steps that companies can take to minimize exposure to fraud allegations and respond to investigations. Among other things, the program will address:
· The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) priority areas of FCA enforcement relevant to government contractors as well as key case law developments.
· DOJ criminal enforcement priorities to combat waste, fraud and abuse including and related to CARES Act and pandemic relief and commercial bribery.
· Key considerations and risk mitigation strategies for companies with respect to government investigations and qui tam litigation, including responding to civil investigative demands, preserving documents, addressing whistleblower risks, and anticipating risks associated with subcontractors and vendors.
· How to manage parallel government investigations and proceedings before agencies, including suspension and debarment.
Presented by Seth Locke and Barak Cohen, Partners and Alexander Canizares, Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie and Erin Shoudt, Associate General Counsel at PAE.
1.5 Hours of VA MCLE credit pending.