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Federal Procurement Fraud Overview and Practical Insights | PTAC/Manatt Webinar

Federal Procurement Fraud Overview and Practical Insights | PTAC/Manatt Webinar

Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:00am to 11:30am
Free

Examine the risks government contractors should consider and discuss best practices to prevent or address issues as they arise


Any company doing business with the government needs to be aware of the possible fraud pitfalls. The government procurement process is susceptible to fraud, both intentional and unintentional. Procurement fraud impacts not only Fortune 500 companies but also small businesses seeking to work with government agencies.

In this webinar, members of Manatt’s investigations and white collar defense practice will examine the risks government contractors should consider and discuss recent case studies and best practices to prevent or address issues as they arise.

The program will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Types of federal procurement fraud
  • How the government might handle investigating and prosecuting procurement fraud
  • Key federal and California state statutes, penalties and other consequences
  • Why a robust compliance program is important
  • Practical considerations before and during an investigation

 

Speakers

Sirena Castillo
Partner, Investigations and White Collar Defense, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Sirena’s practice focuses on representing banks and other corporate entities during criminal investigations and complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on representing foreign entities in U.S. government investigations. She has represented a wide variety of clients in state and federal courts, and her white collar defense practice includes the representation of banks and corporations at all phases of government investigations, including responding to grand jury subpoenas and civil investigative demands.

 

Richard S. Hartunian
Partner, Investigations and White Collar Defense, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

As a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Rick offers clients the benefit of his decades of experience as lead government counsel in high-profile, high-stakes criminal and civil disputes. He defends clients against allegations of white collar crime, healthcare fraud, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering violations, and environmental and defense procurement fraud, and advises on cross-border security and trade issues.

 

Andrew Zimmitti
Partner, Investigations and White Collar Defense, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Andrew has more than 18 years of experience representing clients in federal and state courts across the country in a wide variety of civil and white collar matters. He represents clients in civil litigation and administrative enforcement actions involving U.S. sanctions compliance and enforcement and related federal and state financial regulatory matters, including representing federal government contractors in civil litigation involving allegations of procurement fraud.


 

Co Hosted by Norcal PTAC and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt is a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm known for quality and an extraordinary commitment to clients. They focused on specific industry sectors, providing legal and consulting capabilities at the very highest levels to achieve their clients’ business objectives. The firm’s groundbreaking approach—bringing together legal services, advocacy and business strategy—differentiates it from its competitors and positions it to provide a unique and compelling value proposition.


In collaboration with Northern CA SBDC


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