Combatting Antitrust Misconduct in Government Procurement: Regulatory and Enforcement Developments
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
Rob McDonald, CPA, CFA is a Director with Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts practice specializing in government contract consulting, financial advisory, and fraud investigations. He provides cost recovery, profit maximization, and financial and fraud risk management services to government contractors, federal government agencies, and commercial clients.
Rob McDonald, CPA, CFA is a Director with Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts practice specializing in government contract consulting, financial …
Andrew Finch is co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He recently rejoined the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where he most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General overseeing all aspects of the Antitrust Division’s operations. Andrew’s practice focuses on antitrust investigations and litigation, both criminal and civil, including merger reviews.
Andrew Finch is co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, …
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Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast (CLE); Group-Internet Based
General knowledge of antitrust laws
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
NASBA Field of Study:
Business Law - Technical
1.5 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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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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