Combatting Antitrust Misconduct in Government Procurement: Regulatory and Enforcement Developments
Recording Available: Friday, July 17, 2020
In its continued effort to deter anticompetitive conduct and other violations affecting government procurement, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Procurement Collusion Strike Force in 2019. It is comprised of state and federal investigators and prosecutors mandated to investigate and prosecute all types of procurement collusions and other similar misconduct in government purchasing and programs.
The new strike force, which is one of the Antitrust Division’s enforcement priorities, is expected to intensify scrutiny of companies and individuals participating in government procurement. Therefore, concerned businesses should ensure that their compliance programs are robust and current.
Join antitrust attorney Andrew C. Finch (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP) and government contracts expert Rob McDonald (Berkeley Research Group, LLC) as they present an in-depth discussion of the DOJ’s current antitrust enforcement initiatives concerning government procurement. Speakers will also offer practical tips and strategies to help companies and their counsel address critical compliance issues and challenges.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:
- DOJ’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force
- Recent Enforcement Developments
- Critical Issues and Challenges
- Best Compliance Practices
- What Lies Ahead
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
- DOJ Announcement of Procurement Collusion Strike Force
- Antitrust Overview
- Government Contracting Regulations and Antitrust
- Penalties for Violations & Recent Cases
- The Need for an Effective Antitrust Compliance Program
- Recommended Preventative Steps Contractors Can Take to Avoid Scrutiny
- Responding to a PCSF Investigation
Who Should Attend:
- Antitrust Lawyers
- Corporate Lawyers
- Government Contractors
- Compliance and Risk Officers
- Top-Level Executives
Mr. McDonald, CPA, CFA, CGMA, CFF is a Director with BRG in Washington, DC and has over 23 years of experience in dispute and financial advisory services, forensic and litigation consulting, fraud investigations, financial analysis, and government service.
Mr. McDonald focuses on cost recovery, profit maximization, and risk management engagements involving government contract and white-collar dispute and forensic settings. His dispute consulting matters include quantification of damages in commercial and government contract disputes; contract claims; government and commercial fraud investigations; forensic accounting; asset and public contract pricing; government and cost accounting analysis; evaluating adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS; post-M&A transaction disputes, and related forensic accounting engagements. Mr. McDonald provides strategic advisory services including analysis of financial statements, mergers & acquisitions due diligence and integration, as well as calculations of value. He has advised major law firms, Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, and government agency clients.
Mr. McDonald, CPA, CFA, CGMA, CFF is a Director with BRG in Washington, DC and has over 23 years of …
Andrew Finch is co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation Department. He recently rejoined the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General (April 2017-August 2019) and as Acting Assistant Attorney General (April-September 2017), overseeing all aspects of the Antitrust Division’s operations. A seasoned and pragmatic antitrust counselor and litigator, Andrew has extensive experience with civil and criminal antitrust investigations, litigation and appeals. Andrew has represented a broad range of clients, including in the financial services industry, payment networks, insurance, manufacturing, steel production, public performing rights, petroleum refining, publishing, retailing, shipping and air transportation industries, among others.
Andrew Finch is co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation Department. He recently rejoined the …
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General knowledge of antitrust laws
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About Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what's next.
We have in-depth experience across a wide range of industries and markets, from construction, government contracts and energy to technology and healthcare. No matter what sector your business is in, we have experienced professionals who understand the challenges you face—making us better equipped to help solve them.
Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services Group (GCAS) is a leading provider of consulting services to government contractors in the aerospace & defense, construction, engineering, healthcare/health insurance, higher education, nonprofit, manufacturing, technology, hospitality and retail industries.
The Federal Government is the largest consumer of services and goods in the world. With the world’s largest customer comes a highly complex and regulated acquisition environment. GCAS experts and consultants specialize in providing advice throughout the entire lifecycle of contracts and grants.
From solicitation to contract and grant closeout, our professionals partner with awardees and contractors to proactively address regulatory complexity. GCAS service offerings include: government contract accounting, FAR, and Cost Accounting Standards consulting, business system validation services, M&A due diligence and post-acquisition integration, and forensic investigations, white collar, and litigation services.
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