The Government is Here to Help You – Be Careful: Best Business Practices in the Post-COVID World

May 14


Via Webinar

Start Date: May 14, 2020

End Date: May 14, 2020

Start Time:

2:00pm EDT

End Time:

3:00pm EDT

Practice Area(s): Internal Investigations

The federal government has responded to the COVID crisis by flooding the economy with trillions of dollars of emergency economic relief in the form of loans, grants, and funding of financial markets and business activity.  Peckar & Abramson, PC and Guidepost Solutions LLC invite you to a complimentary program discussing the civil and criminal investigations and litigation risk that will undoubtedly follow this level of government funding. Topics include:

  • Navigating the risks associated with government funding
    • Dangers from within:
      • Compliance
      • Pitfalls with government contracts
    • Dangers from without:
      • Being used by others to commit a fraud
      • Being responsible for the compliance failures of others
  • Workplace enforcement actions and investigations
    • Public investigative authorities – new and old
  • Quasi-public authorities – private Inspectors General and third-party monitors
  • Private “Qui Tam” suits, class actions
    • What to expect
  • Lessons learned from past crises and best practices for responding to investigations, such as the need to:
    • Adopt and maintain compliance policies and procedures, especially in the face of emergency
    • Engage in careful recordkeeping and communications with government authorities
    • Demand commitment to best practices from third parties that are part of dealings with government
    • To document government instruction and guidance
  • Preparation for Investigations
    • Government audits
    • Private investigations
    • Publicity/brand protection


Speakers: Thomas J. Curran, P&A and Bart M. Schwartz, Guidepost Solutions, LLC

Moderator: Doris D. Short, P&A

Continuing Legal Education Information: This program is suitable for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Attorneys will earn 1.0 New York Professional Practice, 1.0 California General, and/or 1.2 New Jersey General CLE credits. 1.0 General CLE credits for Texas and Virginia are pending.


If you have any questions, please contact Megan Seybuck at or 201.343.3434

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