Managing Emerging Compliance and False Claims Act Risks for Bond Producers and Sureties
Recorded On: 11/05/2019
When a federal district court ruled in 2017 that bond producers and surety companies could be held liable under the False Claims Act (FCA) for issuing bonds to contractors that falsely claimed to be service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, the surety industry stood up and took note. The Scollick case is still moving through the judicial system, and other FCA allegations against the surety industry by the federal government have surfaced. It appears that the Department of Justice may have the surety industry in its crosshairs. How can bond producers and sureties mitigate this increased risk of FCA allegations and lawsuits? In this “hot topic” Virtual Seminar, lawyers David Robbins and Jason Crawford from the Washington, DC, office of Crowell and Moring will walk through emerging compliance and False Claims Act risks threatening the surety industry. They will, also, provide common-sense tips and advice on mitigating these risks, including how to respond to procurement fraud investigations.
David is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and has extensive experience with False Claims Act litigation and investigations, including in the surety industry related to the construction of government buildings. David ran the US Air Force’s global Procurement Fraud Remedies Office and served, among other roles, as Deputy General Counsel (Contractor Responsibility). David has a broad based practice and he is also the principal author and editor of the forthcoming American Bar Association peer-reviewed book entitled The Procurement Fraud Guidebook: The System, Stakeholders, and Response Strategies.
Jason M. Crawford
Jason practices in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and has an active litigation and counseling practice focused on False Claims Act litigation, government investigations, mandatory and voluntary disclosures to the government, internal investigations, suspension and debarment proceedings, and civil litigation with state and federal entities.
Jason has written and presented extensively on the False Claims Act and is the co-host of the Let’s Talk FCA podcast which covers legal and policy developments involving the False Claims Act.
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