With the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 complete, the Department of Justice looks to be on pace for a banner year with respect to False Claims Act recoveries. DOJ recovered $3.23 billion in this quarter alone, which by our count (DOJ has not yet released its official statistics) is more than DOJ recovered in […]
Brian Whisler is a long-time white collar practitioner at Baker McKenzie and served as part of the DOJ transition in 2001 for the incoming...
The DOJ recently announced its new National Rapid Response Strike Force within the Health Care Fraud Unit to investigate and prosecute fraud cases involving major health care providers that operate in multiple jurisdictions. It will focus on cases involving a range of alleged violations, including healthcare fraud, conspiracy, and kickbacks, and rely on data analytics […]
Beginning its second year, the DOJ Antitrust Division’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force has identified nine new U.S. Attorney partners and two new federal agency partners joining its mission to combat collusion, antitrust crimes, and fraud in government procurement, grant, and program funding. The task force’s membership now stands at 29 agencies and offices, and its […]
Mexico City-based law firm Litigio Estratégico y Compliance has updated their Spanish translation of the DOJ’s June 2020 Guidance for the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, presenting the text in both English and Spanish, side by side. More at FCPA Blog
Justice Department’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force Caps Off Successful Inaugural Year by Adding Eleven...
On the first anniversary of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, the DOJ touts its efforts combatting antitrust and related schemes in government procurement, grant, and program funding at all levels of government. The PCSF will be expanded in its second year by adding nine new regional U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office […]
DOJ Procurement Collusion Strike Force Announces a Permanent Director and Brings Its First Public...
Last November, the Department of Justice announced that it was forming a government procurement collusion strike force comprised of prosecutors from both the DOJ Antitrust Division and United States Attorney’s offices from across the country, the FBI, and Inspectors General from the Department of Defense, the U.S. Postal Service and the General Services Administration. Now, nearly […]
Procurement Collusion Strike Force Brings First Case Against Government Contractor in North Carolina
Late Friday, the Department of Justice announced its first charges under the Procurement Collusion Strike Force. A federal grand jury seated in the Eastern District of North Carolina returned a six-count indictment against Ohio-based Contech Engineered Solutions LLC and its former executive for their involvement in a decade-long conspiracy to rig bids for North Carolina Department of […]
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advises that the DOJ’s updated guidance on corporate compliance programs contains practical advice for in-house legal and compliance teams in structuring their programs. For a company to meet prosecutorial expectations and position itself for positive resolutions, executives should create and empower a compliance committee to tailor policies and […]