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Lessons from History (Webinar)

Compliance Round-Up: City Bar Series on COVID-19’s Impact on Ethics and Compliance
Lessons from History: Identifying and Mitigating a Borrower’s Regulatory Risks under the COVID-19 Financial Relief Programs
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please Note: This program will be in a live webinar format — it will consist of audio-only instruction by the faculty, along with a visual aid presentation.

For New York Attorneys: This live webinar format is acceptable for all attorneys (both newly admitted and experienced) for all credit types. This includes, for newly admitted attorneys, Skills credit (through June 30, 2020, per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).

Program Fee:

$49 for Members | $99 for Nonmembers
In-House Counsel: Free for Members
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
New Jersey: 1.5 General
California: 1.5 General
Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

The federal government has committed nearly $3 trillion to COVID-19 financial relief programs, dwarfing all other economic stimulus packages that followed national crises. And this number continues to grow. However, borrowers should beware. As with prior disaster relief stimulus packages, companies should expect the COVID-19 financial relief programs to be followed by strict government oversight, whistleblower reports of alleged abuse, and targeted audits, investigations, and enforcement actions. In this CLE webinar, you will hear from Alixandra Smith, Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, George Stamboulidis, a former federal prosecutor and Managing Partner at BakerHostetler, and Frances McLeod, Founding Partner of Forensic Risk Alliance, on the regulatory risks borrowers face under the COVID-19 financial relief programs and what they could do now to prevent costly government fraud investigations and litigation down the road. Program topics will include:

  • History of increased government fraud investigations and prosecutions against stimulus recipients in the wake of national emergencies
  • Key borrowing provisions of the COVID-19 financial relief programs
  • Government oversight mechanisms established under the CARES Act
  • The federal government’s current focus on combating COVID-19 related crime
  • Proactive compliance measures to mitigate regulatory risk

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Patrick T. Campbell, BakerHostetler

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Compliance , Patrick T. Campbell, Chair

Tuesday, 05 May 2020


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