The False Claims Act (FCA) is just one of the handful of federal laws that government contractors must adhere to or they run the risk of prosecution by a federal agency, such as the DOJ or SEC. As cited in an article I recently co-authored, “[t]he civil penalty for FCA violations can be significant, with payments ranging from three times the damages incurred by the government, plus fines of $5,500, to $11,000 for each false claim that is filed or caused to be filed.”

In the article written with my colleagues Todd Overman, Bryan King and Robert Platt that was published by Westlaw Journal – Government Contracts, we outline the best practices a government contractor should follow during an internal investigation to obtain reliable findings and maintain credibility with government enforcement agencies.

The full article, “Contractors in the Crosshairs: Investigations Passing Government Scrutiny,” was published June 22 by Westlaw Journal – Government Contract and is available in the PDF.