Preparing for COVID-19 Whistleblower Claims Against Businesses Receiving CARES Act Funds

$95.00

CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

The COVID-19 pandemic, downturn in the economy including massive layoffs, and the federal aid and stimulus under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) have created the perfect storm for whistleblower claims in the near future. In this webinar, attorneys from Sheppard Mullin will discuss how the current economy and government enforcement developments have primed whistleblowers to file claims against businesses receiving CARES Act funds. They will also discuss potential liabilities resulting from whistleblower claims and what businesses should do now to protect themselves.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Current factors affecting potential whistleblower claims
• Legal bases for whistleblower actions
• Potential liability stemming from whistleblower claims
• Best practices to prepare for and respond to whistleblowers

Date / Time: September 17, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: July 15, 2020

Scott Roybal | Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group

Scott Roybal is the Practice Group Leader of the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group. Scott is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice
Scott practices business litigation in federal and state courts and before arbitration and administrative tribunals. He has extensive experience handling government contract disputes and defending individuals and corporations in a wide range of civil and criminal fraud investigations. He has more than 30 years of experience litigating qui tam False Claims Act cases and related whistleblower actions. Scott has handled dozens of corporate internal investigations involving diverse industries such as aerospace and defense, healthcare, financial institutions, electronics, high technologies, transportation, and telecommunications, among others that conduct business with the government. He provides compliance program advice and counsel and conducts investigations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Matthew Lin | Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group

Matthew Lin is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
During law school, Matthew served as an extern with the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Prior to law school, Matthew worked with the Los Angeles City Controller’s Office performing data analytics on the City’s financial, economic, and employment data.
 
 

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