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COVID-19 Investigations Q&A Webinar — “Preparation & Prevention – Addressing and Mitigating Key Investigations Risks in the COVID-19 Era”

June 24, 2020 • Webinar

Starts: 1:00 PM (EDT)
Ends: 2:00 PM (EDT)
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Federal and State enforcement agencies have been on the lookout for corporate misconduct, leading to the formation of new task forces, and an increased focus on investigations of companies across the spectrum – with a particular focus on companies operating in the Federal and State procurement arena. As the initial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recede, companies of all sizes should be ready for increased scrutiny from Federal and State enforcement agencies.

What should you be doing right now to proactively mitigate risk, and ensure that you are well-positioned to respond to investigations as they arise?

This webinar moderated by Crowell & Moring partner Steve McBrady will feature a live “Q&A” with Crowell & Moring White Collar lawyers and former Government officials with deep expertise in Federal, State, and Congressional oversight and enforcement activity.

  • Daniel Zelenko, former federal prosecutor and senior enforcement lawyer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Chair of Crowell & Moring’s nationally recognized White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group.
  • Natalie O. Ludaway, former Chief Deputy of the Office of Attorney General (OAG) for the District of Columbia.
  • Paul Rosen, former federal prosecutor and Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Topics include:

  • The focus by the Department of Justice on stimulus funding fraud, including statements by DOJ leadership and what that means for future audits and investigations.
  • The role of the State Attorneys General in investigating pandemic related fraud, and partnerships between State AGs and federal counterparts.
  • Congressional investigations as a focus of the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with House and Senate committees taking a particular interest in the use of stimulus funds.
  • How Federal agencies will approach their role in oversight and enforcement, including the role of IGs and suspension and debarment officials in addressing emerging agency priorities.
Businesses must proactively identify risk now, tailor efforts to respond to their risk profile, and prepare for an audit or investigation. Taking those steps now will best position companies for successful navigation of audits and investigations that will come.

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