The Paycheck Protection Program & COVID-19 Fraud Investigations


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

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provided more than $2 trillion in relief to small businesses and families. In response, the U.S. Department of Justice and other regulators continue to take aggressive measures to safeguard the integrity of CARES programs and funds. This presentation will address federal law enforcement’s efforts to combat fraud in several areas, including health care, pharmaceuticals, securities, and False Claims Act implications. The presentation will also address the importance of corporate compliance programs, audits, and controls for entities receiving CARES relief.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Paycheck Protection Program
• False Claims Act
• Corporate Compliance

Date / Time: September 10, 2020

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am 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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Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: September 10, 2020

Luke Cass | Quarles & Brady LLP

Luke Cass is a Partner and leads Quarles & Brady LLP’s Washington, D.C. office’s White-Collar Crime and Internal Investigations Practice. He defends corporations and individuals in connection with a variety of federal criminal allegations, including health care fraud, conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, embezzlement, bank fraud, and money laundering. He also conducts proactive, internal investigations related to bribery, misbranding, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). As a decorated federal prosecutor for over a decade, Mr. Cass has significant experience with white collar investigations and has litigated federal appellate and district court cases throughout the nation.
Hector J. Diaz | Quarles & Brady LLP

Hector J. Diaz practices in the area of white collar crime/special matters. He has extensive jury, non-jury experience in white collar and criminal defense matters. Mr. Diaz has significant experience in handling internal investigations related to alleged corporate and tribal government misconduct. He previously served as a Deputy Public Defender with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office.
Christopher (“CJ”) Frisina | Health Law and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups

Christopher (“CJ”) Frisina is an attorney in the firm’s Health Law and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. CJ has an extensive health care practice, focusing primarily on federal fraud and abuse laws, including the False Claims Act (FCA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), the Stark Law, and Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs), as well as issues related to Medicare and Medicaid payments, graduate medical education (GME), and telehealth. CJ has represented numerous health care organizations in federal district court and before the United States circuit courts of appeals, as well as in administrative proceedings before the HHS Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) grant review committee, and the US Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Administrative Law Judges.

Tiffany Li | Quarles & Brady LLP

Tiffany Li is an associate in Quarles & Brady LLP’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing franchisors, distributors, and manufacturers in litigation and other business disputes.

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