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With the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn, materiality has come to the forefront of popular legal discourse. At the same time, prosecutors and whistleblowers will carefully consider enforcement/false claims actions against entities who may have wrongfully received relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Stability Act (CARES

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides a glimmer of hope to small businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, providing hundreds of billions in funding to assist small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, including the PPP under the CARES Act, are only available to qualifying businesses that

Recipients of CARES Act funds must guard against the oncoming wave of enforcement actions. Making misrepresentations to the government when receiving relief funds may lead to severe criminal and/or civil liability. To minimize these risk, businesses should stay informed about regulatory developments related to COVID-19 and carefully review all conditions of payment before requesting and

The federal government has rolled out trillions of dollars in aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). As past is often prologue, we expect this new round of massive government spending to someday be subjected to strict government oversight, audits and investigations, and whistleblowers searching for potential fraud, waste and