Tips for Federal False Claims Act Elements and Defenses

Establishing and proving False Claims Act defenses in government investigations and litigation can make the difference in winning or being an open target for prison time or hefty civil fines. The False Claims Act, 31 USC 3729, is the government’s favorite legal tool to prosecute and impose civil and criminal… Read more »

How to Defend a Qui Tam Lawsuit Involving Government Contracts?

By Theodore P. Watson, Esq Federal Contract Qui Tam Defense Lawyer.  Qui Tam lawsuits involving United States government contracts can be a traumatic experience. There are many targeted individuals and contractors who end up with guilty verdicts in criminal cases or paying thousands or millions in civil fines without even… Read more »

Office of Investigations (OIG Investigations) in Government Contracting

Avoid Costly Mistakes in Government OIG Investigations Theodore P. Watson, Esquire. As it relates to government contracting and federal procurement, various agencies have Office of Investigations departments, otherwise known as the Office of Inspector General (OIG), that conducts civil, criminal, and administrative investigations of procurement fraud involving federal government contracts,… Read more »

CEO Decision to Respond To Federal Government Investigations

When you or your company has been targeted as part of a federal investigation, your life and business operations as you know it can change significantly. If you are a government contractor subject to criminal charges or investigated for violation of the False Claims Act, kickbacks, SBA Fraud or some… Read more »

SEC Penalizes Company For Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations

Companies that engage with government contracts overseas should be well aware of the harsh penalties associated with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations (FCPA).  Getting your internal staffed trained and executives aware of the steep fines and disruption of the business reputation can save you from unnecessary litigation, civil and criminal… Read more »