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COVID-19 Stimulus Programs: False Claims Act and Fraud Enforcement Risks
September 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Use FREE code: NoCreditFree – No continuing education credit or certificate needed. Need Credit: $45 – CPE, CLP, CLE, or certificate of completion processing fee The $2 trillion-plus CARES Act and other COVID-19 stimulus legislation has set the stage for increased investigations and enforcement actions under the False Claims Act and other statutes to combat fraud against the government. This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of the latest developments in fraud investigations and enforcement actions related to COVID-19 relief spending and highlight the steps that government contractors and other recipients of federal funding can take to reduce their potential exposure to liability. Join us at 1pm EST on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Course instructors are Alexander Canizares, Senior Counsel in Perkins Coie’s government contracts practice, and Barak Cohen, a partner in Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations practice group and commercial litigation lead for the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Participants will learn about:
- The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) priorities to use the False Claims Act to address false or fraudulent claims related to COVID-19 spending.
- Legal issues and theories relevant to False Claims Act cases implicated by CARES Act programs including the Paycheck Protection Program.
- Risk mitigation strategies and considerations specific to government contractors, including mandatory disclosure obligations.
- DOJ criminal and civil enforcement areas arising out of the pandemic, including procurement fraud.
- Investigative and oversight roles of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, Congress, and agency offices of inspectors general.