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Especially with budgets tightening, the federal government is increasingly
focused on whether recipients of federal funds have properly used and accounted
for federal dollars. Mistakes - or worse -- with federal money carry
substantial risks. The Federal False Claims Act (FCA), one of the
enforcement tools used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal agencies,
provides not only for civil liability but also criminal penalties and
significant monetary sanctions.
Colleges, universities and non-profits have not escaped the government's
scrutiny; on the contrary, they have encountered costly investigations and
serious penalties for non-compliance with government rules.
Our panel, comprised of experienced government lawyers, defense counsel and a
forensic accountant, will discuss how to avoid running afoul of these rules and
how to respond when the government comes calling, with a specific focus on
higher education and non-profit recipients of federal funding. Join us as
we walk you through the risks and teach you how to protect yourself and your
institution. At the conclusion of the presentation, the panelists will
field questions from attendees.
1. Government investigations and the role of the
Office of Inspector General
2. The role of compliance
3. Current enforcement trends and risk areas with a focus on
4. False Claims Act liability
5. Responding to
a government inquiry
Investigative Attorney - National Science Foundation, Office of
Simon Platt, CPA, CFF,
Michael D. Ricciuti,
K&L Gates LLP
Paul W. Shaw,
K&L Gates LLP
Jeremy M. Sternberg, Esq.
Assitant U.S. Attorney - U.S.
BBA Member - $130.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Student - $30.00
If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact
us about tuition discounts.