• Features

    Defending FCA Actions Related to Pandemic Programs

    Steve Sozio, Rebecca Martin, Rajeev Muttreja and Mark Rotatori

    With the federal government appropriating more than $2 trillion for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, plaintiffs’ lawyers, regulators and politicians have trumpeted the search for whistleblowers — many of whom will try to cash in on perceived fraud in the funding programs created by the CARES Act and other enactments.

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    Corporate Criminal Liability in the COVID-19 Era

    Carolyn H. Kendall

    Compliance Programs Offer Companies an Opportunity to Mitigate Risk

    This article outlines the principles of corporate criminal liability, including the factors prosecutors consider when making charging decisions, and the potentially available sanctions in light of applicable U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and offers strategies for minimizing risk, including lessons from recent criminal enforcement actions.

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    CARES Act Puts Inspectors General Back in the Spotlight

    Daniel R. Alonso, Preston Burton and Meredith Leeson

    IGs have been part of the federal landscape for more than 40 years, so why all the fuss now? The answer is that they are a key element of the government’s built-in mechanisms for protecting the nation’s public treasury, and a relief package of this scope strongly indicates that the IGs and the new oversight bodies will spend many years scrutinizing funds spent under it.

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    Prosecuting PPP Fraud May Be Harder Than It Seems

    Christopher M. Ferguson

    This article discusses what tools the government has for pursuing seemingly undeserving PPP borrowers, the obstacles to bringing such cases, and the factors that may influence the government’s decision in pursuing criminal or civil cases.

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