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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: KEY RISK AREAS & PITFALLS FOR FEDERAL GRANTEES

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Federal grants have always been highly regulated and subject to oversight. But now, uniform grant guidance makes compliance even more complicated. In fact, the consolidation of so many OMB circulars combined with the emphasis on performance is creating new challenges, confusion and risks for new and seasoned grants professionals alike. 

Unless you understand the risk areas associated with federal grants, you could make mistakes that lead to long and costly government audits, investigations and litigation. That’s why it’s critical to know—now—where these key risk areas are, how the government investigates fraud and misconduct and, if problems are found, what remedies the government can apply.

Here’s where to get this vital perspective—in time to steer clear of these grant-performance danger zones.

Register now for What to Watch For: Key Risk Areas and Pitfalls for Federal Grantees.

In this 90-minute webinar, Wiley Rein attorneys Kendra Norwood and Brian Walsh draw on their expertise representing federal grantees in litigation to explain compliance and enforcement pitfalls and how to avoid them. From the key players overseeing federal grant performance, to case studies highlighting how mistakes are made, you’ll get vital insights for “risk-proofing” your own programs.

Trouble-shooting perspective on remedies, too. You will discover where risk areas exist. You will learn how the government investigates fraud and what remedies can be against grantees found to have committed fraud or misconduct. You will also have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on how to avoid grant-performance pitfalls, including:

  • A sharp and current understanding of the federal-grant compliance and enforcement environment
  • The primary remedies government uses against grantees for grant fraud and misconduct
  • Key grant-performance areas of risk
  • How to recognize and avoid scenarios leading to grants-related fraud
  • Case studies offering lessons learned about how mistakes are made and fraud is committed

Everyone involved with federal grants will benefit from understanding where new risks are emerging.  Plus, if your organization has already been the subject of an audit, review or investigation, this webinar provides vital early-warning intelligence on the potential liability you could face.  Don’t miss your chance to let these two experts help you protect your program—and prepare.

Register now for What to Watch For: Key Risk Areas and Pitfalls for Federal Grantees.

This webinar is of value to any organization involved in federal grants, including for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and government contractors. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grants management professionals and administrators
  • Grant legal, accounting and finance professionals
  • Grant program staff
  • Organizational leaders

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Kendra Norwood

Kendra counsels and represents large and small government contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients on a range of legal issues. She has handled bid protests before several federal government agencies, as well as the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Kendra has also represented clients in size protests before the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has litigated Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and in federal district courts. She has represented government contractors in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disputes, False Claims Act (FCA) matters, and government investigations involving procurement integrity, ethics, and conflict of interest statutes. Kendra also regularly counsels clients on compliance with various procurement laws and regulations. Prior to entering private practice, Kendra spent more than 10 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), working in the areas of budget and procurement, legislative affairs, and grant portfolio management. Kendra, a certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition the firm delivers to its clients.

Brian Walsh

Brian counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors, as well as federal and state grant recipients, on a broad range of government contracts matters, including contract claims and disputes, teaming and subcontracting issues, data rights and intellectual property issues, government investigations and audits, and compliance with ethics and procurement integrity laws. He further represents clients in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and has litigated hundreds of protests at these forums.

Brian also actively participates in Wiley Rein’s pro bono program and has assisted clients in achieving successful results in a variety of different areas, including parole hearings, divorce and custody matters, and landlord-tenant disputes. Further, Brian is an active member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

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