False Claims Act Risks and Trends in U.S. Higher Education

October 29, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1 CLE Credit (CA, NY)


The federal False Claims Act (FCA) has long been a powerful tool for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and police activity financed with federal dollars. Recent years have seen high-profile FCA enforcement actions against higher education institutions receiving federal funds for a variety of purposes, including research grants and financial aid programs. The risk of FCA scrutiny is further heightened for institutions receiving Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. Join us for a discussion about recent enforcement developments and ways that institutions can mitigate risk.

Annie Railton, Partner, Goodwin
Alicyn Cooley, Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, New York University School of Law
Courtney Orazio, Associate, Goodwin
Jeff Seo, Assistant Vice-Provost for Research Compliance, Northeastern University