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Before the Government Comes Knocking: Understanding Potential Civil and Criminal Liability for Government Contractors

July 22, 2020 12:00 pm CST Webinar 1 of 5

This webinar is part of the 2020 Government Contracts Webinar Series.

Now more than ever, as the government responds to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, regulators are cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse. Government contractors need to be prepared for the possibility that they might one day face a government investigation or enforcement action designed to uncover potential fraud or other misconduct tied to their contracts or grants with the government.

The stakes involved are enormous, and the prospect of such enforcement actions or investigations can be frightening. Our attorneys understand these risks, the potential liabilities, the process for weathering a government investigation, and how to prepare for such scrutiny.

We invite you to join Derek Staub, Jenai Brackett, Stephen Withee, Zenobia Harris Bivens & Gabe Davis for a webinar focused on these issues. During the webinar, they will cover the following topics:

  • Common criminal and civil statutes used to investigate and penalize misconduct
  • Suspension and Debarment
  • How to prepare for government raids
  • Best practices for internal and government investigations

We know you’re busy, so we’ve recorded this webinar for you to view at your own pace. We look forward to you tuning in.



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Derek R. Staub


Dallas, TX

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Stephen P. Withee


Columbus, OH

Charleston, WV

Frost Brown Todd 2020 Government Contracts Webinar Series

Breaking Through: How Small Businesses Can Accelerate Growth Through Federal Grants and Programs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive, with grant recipients earning up to $150,000 in initial seed funding and up to $1 million in subsequent stages. Though the SBIR and STTR programs differ in key respects, both offer equity-free funding to encourage small businesses to ramp up their research and development (R&D) with the potential for commercialization.

Frost Brown Todd is invested in helping small businesses learn about the federal regulations and requirements that govern participation in the SBIR/STTR programs, as well as how small businesses can position themselves for successful commercialization. Starting July 22, 2020, we are hosting a series of weekly webinars focused on the opportunities and critical issues impacting small businesses, particularly in the government contracting space.

Our attorneys will discuss avenues for funding innovative projects, the regulatory overlay for government contractors, and strategies for protecting and commercializing your intellectual property assets.

During this five-part webinar series, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to prepare for the CMMC and other regulations governing cyber and data security.
  • Hear from leading advisors in the private equity and mergers and acquisitions marketplace about practical and proven commercialization strategies.
  • Learn about government contract opportunities for small businesses, including steps to secure significant R&D funding through the SBIR/STTR programs.
  • Explore how to prevent and prepare for government enforcement actions.
  • Find out about best practices in human resources and OFCCP compliance.
  • Understand important intellectual property concepts and what your intellectual property rights are when contracting with the government.

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