Penalty for False Claims Act Violations

 Government Contractors’ Penalty for False Claims Act Violation: Navigating Government Investigations and Understanding the Impacts of Civil and Criminal Liability Government contractors play a crucial role in the provision of goods and services to federal agencies. However, with the privilege of working with the government comes the responsibility to uphold… Read more »

What is TAA Compliance?

Theodore P. Watson. In the world of government contracting, Trade Agreements Act TAA compliance is of utmost importance. Understanding the requirements, implications, and potential penalties of TAA non-compliance is crucial for businesses seeking to participate in government contracts.  Recent high-value settlements have highlighted the significant liability that medical device manufacturers… Read more »

TAA Trade Agreements Act Countries List

The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) applies to GSA Schedule Contracts, requiring that all products listed on the contract be manufactured or “substantially transformed” in either the United States or a TAA-compliant “designated country”. The designated TAA Compliant Countries List encompass: 1. Countries under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement…. Read more »

How to Handle Civil Investigative Demands (CID)

How to Handle Civil Investigative Demands (CID)in Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and Buy American Act (BAA) Compliance Investigations In the domain of government contracting, compliance with legislation such as the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and Buy American Act (BAA) is crucial. When a contractor receives a Civil Investigative Demand (CID)… Read more »

What is the DOJ Investigation Process for Government Contractors

The Department of Justice (DOJ) conducts investigations into potential wrongdoing by government contractors. The DOJ investigation process can vary depending on the nature and complexity of the alleged misconduct. What Does the DOJ Investigate? The Department of Justice (DOJ) plays a crucial role in investigating and prosecuting government contract cases… Read more »