On December 8, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a statement regarding its intent to investigate certain participants in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This announcement, just a few months after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its first-ever False Claims
Amy Pritchard Williams
Amy has deep and wide-ranging experience in representing financial institutions in government enforcement matters, qui tam False Claims Act cases, consumer class actions and bankruptcy proceedings. She is adept in defending and providing pragmatic advice for the successful resolution of complex, multifaceted matters.
State of the Law: Contours of State False Claims Acts and How to Stay Out of Harm’s Way
In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Stephen Piepgrass welcomes Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement Partner Amy Williams and Health Sciences Partner Asher Funk to discuss the similarities and differences between the federal False Claims Act and state false claims acts, as well as emerging trends in state false claims act enforcement.…
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New York Receives $105 Million in Tax Revenue and Damages Under False Claims Statute, While Other States Take Steps to Remove Their Tax Bar
In early March, New York State Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Corporation Counsel John E. Johnson announced a $105 million settlement against a hedge fund manager for tax evasion. The New York authorities were alerted to the potential of fraud in October 2018 by a whistleblower lawsuit brought under New York’s False…