DOJ Investigations of Fraud in PPP Loan Applications: False Claims Act, Corporate and Personal Liability
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will advise corporate counsel on the current Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations of fraud in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications. The panel will address the potential criminal and civil enforcement actions against businesses and owners who fraudulently applied for and received these emergency loans.
- Paycheck Protection Program
- DOJ investigations
- Prior prosecutions
- Civil penalties
- Criminal penalties
- Mitigate noncompliance
- Other best practices
The panel will discuss these and other relevant topics:
- How is the DOJ distinguishing between intentional fraud and poor business decision-making?
- What are the potential civil and criminal penalties for PPP loan fraud?
- What steps can businesses take to mitigate noncompliance and potential PPP loan fraud exposure?
Ronald G. DeWaard
Mr. DeWaard is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who currently serves as chair of the firm. He concentrates... | Read More
Mr. DeWaard is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who currently serves as chair of the firm. He concentrates his practice in civil and white collar litigation, as well as internal investigations. Mr. DeWaard is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been recognized as one of Michigan’s top lawyers by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Benchmark Litigation©and by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law. Prior to his election as chair, he led the firm’s Litigation and Trial Practice Team.Close
Gary J. Mouw
Mr. Mouw's practice is primarily focused on representing companies and individuals – in Michigan and across... | Read More
Mr. Mouw's practice is primarily focused on representing companies and individuals – in Michigan and across the country – in connection with government enforcement actions and white collar criminal defense. He has extensive experience conducting internal investigations in a wide range of matters, including antitrust claims, False Claims Act suits and environmental matters. Mr. Mouw's has represented clients in investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Offices throughout the country, the United States Department of Defense and State Attorney General’s Offices. Moreover, he recently served as a member of the team assembled by the Independent Monitor appointed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York responsible for monitoring General Motors’ obligations under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement arising out of the ignition switch crisis.Close