Government contractors must remain mindful of the environment in which they operate – one over which the False Claims Act looms large as a tool to prevent and punish fraud and threatens to turn a breach of contract into a major problem for contractors that could result in significant problems, including debarment, significant penalties, and even criminal sanctions. This webinar highlights several of the largest and most egregious violations of the False Claims Act over the recent past, and include a discussion as to how contractors can develop and grow their businesses without taking the Walter White approach. The session includes a discussion of how contractors can avoid running afoul of the FCA and how to take steps to manage breaches of contract so that they don’t turn into claims of fraud by the Government. It also includes an overview about how some contractors have allowed an otherwise manageable problem snowball into a major FCA violation and how such mistakes can be avoided. From federally funded projects that require representations of compliance with exacting government standards, to Medicare and pharmaceutical reporting requirements, to military and defense contracting requirements, this program will provide useful insights and tools for a number of industries for which compliance with the FCA is of utmost importance.
This session is co-lead by Paula Cruz Cedillo and Tom Finn of McCarter & English.