Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Avoiding Waivers of Privilege in Corporate Disclosures to the Government

In a per curiam, unpublished decision in In re Fluor Intercontinental, Inc., issued on March 25, 2020, the Fourth Circuit has provided some valuable guidance concerning how companies may avoid waivers of the attorney-client privilege when making disclosures to the government after privileged internal investigations. While the decision is non-precedential even within the Fourth Circuit, it […]
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COVID-19 and the False Claims Act

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the federal government is preparing to take unprecedented action to curb its effects on...

OFCCP Clarifies Audit Response Obligations and Expectations during COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Industry Liaison Group has worked with OFCCP leadership to clarify contractor obligations and OFCCP expectations for compliance reviews that are moving forward...

Not Even COVID-19 Will Stop OFCCP

On March 20, 2020, OFCCP made clear in an announcement to the contractor community that it will continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic “while making adjustments...

Justice Department Launches Task Force to Combat Coronavirus Fraud

The Justice Department has launched a national task force to combat coronavirus related-crime. An executive order authorizes HHS and DOJ to take action against...

The SEC Weighs In on Reporting Related to COVID-19

On January 30, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement identifying coronavirus as a potential concern, calling the threat “an uncertain issue where actual...

Bank Secrecy Act Compliance During the COVID-19 Crisis

Elizabeth Slim reminds us that Anti-Money Laundering professionals are still required to ensure that financial institutions maintain a safe and sound Bank Secrecy Act...

What Laws Protect Coronavirus Whistleblowers? Whistleblower Attorneys Publish FAQs for Coronavirus Whistleblowers and Qui...

Whistleblower law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page regarding the protections afforded to Coronavirus Whistleblowers when reporting fraud...

OFCCP Issues National Interest Exemption for New Coronavirus Relief Contracts

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a National Interest Exemption memorandum providing a limited, three-month exemption to new supply and service and construction contracts entered into specifically to provide Coronavirus relief. The exemption waives some of the affirmative action requirements for veterans and workers with disabilities that are typically included in government […]
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Trending Video: False Claims Act: Three Years After Escobar

In a new video, Kirsten Mayer, a litigation partner at Ropes & Gray, provides an update on the False Claims Act three years after the Supreme Court decided Universal Health Services v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar, an important case addressing the scope and reach of the False Claims Act. Almost before the ink was dry […]
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