Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
Ethics Laws and the Importance of Transparency for Public Officials
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business With the Obama Administration
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Suzanne Folsom and Ted Wright of ACADEMI
Kevin Kelly on Sequestration
Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
When it comes to healthcare fraud enforcement, the government knows how to target its resources. It is estimated that at least 25 percent of all claims paid by Medicare are improper. The government understands the...more
The Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services have made healthcare fraud a number one priority – it is another example of the synergy of politics and enforcement. Congress spends more money on...more
In a briefing earlier this week, Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West proudly reported that in FY 2012 the Department of Justice (DOJ) set a new single year record of nearly $5 billion in settlements and judgments...more
For centuries, health care providers have enlightened patients with the well-known adage: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” A recent set of cases involving a durable medical equipment company and its...more
Companies that have been awarded government contracts through a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program or similar program face increasing scrutiny as criminal prosecutions continue to mount and civil penalties...more
Lawyers for Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a former federal contractor employee accused of unlawfully disclosing sensitive information, recently filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia criticizing the...more
The financial recoveries for healthcare fraud are staggering. The Justice Department and Health and Human Services (Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)) regularly...more
Hospital administrators should be nervous. The Justice Department and HHS are out to pressure service providers, including hospitals and doctors, to reduce costs. In Washington, hospitals and doctors are perceived to be a...more
New law imposes heavy sanctions on individuals and companies offering money and gifts to obtain an advantage in the procurement of public contracts.
Mexico has joined a growing number of Latin American countries that...more
Sometimes the deck is stacked against you. No matter what you do and how hard you try, you will lose.
In the healthcare area, hospitals, doctors and other service providers have to feel the frustration when it comes...more
A series of indictments, the most recent in August, remind government contractors of the increased scrutiny on the industry and the very real risk of employee fraud and abuse. Government contractors are encouraged to heed the...more
On July 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Attorney General’s Office announced that the federal government is creating a partnership with private payers and other state and private...more
If you do business with the government (e.g. defense industry or health care), your greatest risk is the False Claims Act.
The United States government is the world’s largest purchaser of goods and services. The...more
Let’s try and look at the world from the viewpoint of in-house counsel. In a two-part series, I try and focus on the current state of in-house counsel. Part I focuses on the overall view from a macro-standpoint. Part II...more
In a recent interview with Federal News Radio, Rob Burton, a thirty-year veteran of federal procurement law and policy and a partner in Venable’s Government Contracts Practice Group, discussed the recent upward trend in...more
The Justice Department urges companies to voluntarily disclose FCPA violations. In exchange for a confession, DOJ offers companies two important benefits: (1) absolution for any criminal activity; and (2) a reduced criminal...more
La nueva Ley Federal Anticorrupción en Contrataciones Públicas (la "Ley Anticorrupción"), entró en vigor el día 12 de junio de 2012. La presente Ley tiene por objeto establecer las responsabilidades y sanciones a las personas...more
Mexico's new federal Anti-Corruption in Public Contracts Law (the "Anti-Corruption Law") became effective on June 12, 2012. The Law establishes liabilities and penalties on foreign and Mexican individuals and corporations who...more
Originally published in Law360, New York on June 13, 2012.
Government contractors know to train their employees, agents and subcontractors to comply with the myriad laws and regulations governing their business...more
Companies complain about the burdens of anti-corruption compliance. They need to put things in perspective. The “greatest” risk of them all may be the False Claims Act (FCA).
FCA violations can lead to severe...more
On May 2, 2012, Federal agents with the Department of Justice's (“DOJ”) special task force made the biggest Medicare bust in U.S. history, and a splash in the media, when it cracked down on a number of unrelated Medicare...more
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) has agreed to pay more than $500 million in fines and penalties to settle federal charges alleging that the outsourcing company overcharged the city of New York for work and...more
The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more
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