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Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Enforcement: What Companies Need to Know Now


Cost $15.00
Presentation Length 1.5 hours

Recorded DateNovember 9, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaAuditing
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The Paycheck Protection Program was established to provide federally backed loans to businesses that needed financial relief during the COVID-19 crisis. The program proved susceptible to fraud, and federal authorities have undertaken extensive and aggressive efforts to identify and prosecute individuals and companies that may have fraudulently obtained funds.

Join Matthew Adams and Matthew Lee, Co-Chairs of Fox Rothschild’s White-Collar Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group, for a discussion about critical steps businesses can take to avoid becoming the focus of a criminal probe; and advice on how to navigate an investigation if they do come under federal scrutiny.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the CARES Act/PPP Background

  • Define PPP enforcement trends to date

  • List early criminal cases

  • Name federal agencies involved in investigations

  • Recognize the role of financial institutions

  • Identify anticipated civil enforcement

  • List how to prepare for a PPP audit

  • List investigative techniques for PPP enforcement

  • Identify strategies for subpoenas, search warrants, and civil audits

  • List best practices for responding

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Matthew D. Lee is a partner at the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP in Philadelphia.  He is co-chair of the firm's White-Collar Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance practice group and maintains an extensive tax controversy practice.  Mr. Lee regularly represents individuals and businesses in criminal and civil tax matters, including criminal tax investigations, prosecutions, and proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, such as audits, appeals, and collection matters.

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Matthew is an experienced criminal and civil trial attorney whose diverse national practice focuses predominantly on white-collar criminal and regulatory defense and complex commercial litigation.  He serves as the co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s White-Collar Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance practice group. He holds leadership roles in the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (Officer) and the Essex County, New Jersey Bar Association (Trustee).

Known for his sophisticated command of emerging issues at the intersection of technology and the law, Matthew is exceptionally knowledgeable in e-discovery, digital forensics, data privacy, social networking, and cybersecurity. His clients routinely rely upon him to advance their interests by using technology-driven evidence like e-mails, text messages, internet IP address and intrusion analysis, metadata, and cellular tower triangulation, to name just a few.

About Our Presenter

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​​​​​Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm with more than 950 attorneys in 27 locations across the United States serving businesses of all sizes as well as individuals. Clients come to Fox because our attorneys understand their issues, their priorities and the way they think. At Fox, our attorneys care about your success as much as you do.