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CARES Act: Fraud Investigations and Enforcement Trends
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CARES Act: Fraud Investigations and Enforcement Trends

The Paycheck Protection Program provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Attend this webcast for an in-depth discussion on the pros and cons of the program.

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Jun 08, 2021

NASBA Field of Study




CPE Credits



Matthews Adams, Matt Lee, Amy Yurish


3 months

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was established to provide federally backed loans to businesses that needed financial relief during the COVID-19 crisis.

As a result of the expedited implementation of the program and a lack of proper controls, the program proved to be susceptible to significant fraud. Federal authorities have undertaken extensive and aggressive efforts to identify and prosecute individuals and companies that may have fraudulently obtained funds.

Join us for a panel discussion on how businesses should be using the PPP loans properly in order to avoid a criminal probe. Participants will also gain knowledge on how best to navigate an investigation should a business come under federal scrutiny.

Key Topics

  • CARES Act/PPP background
  • PPP enforcement trends to date
    • Early criminal cases
    • Federal agencies involved in investigations
    • The role of financial institutions
    • Anticipated civil enforcement
    • Preparing for a PPP audit
  • Investigative techniques for PPP enforcement
    • Subpoenas
    • Search warrants
    • Civil audits
    • Best practices for responding

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key steps businesses can take to avoid any likelihood of an investigation
  • Recognize PPP enforcement trends to date
  • Recall investigative techniques for PPP enforcement
  • Identify best practices for responding to an investigation

Who Will Benefit

  • Accountants and those who have assisted with securing PPP loans for companies
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
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Matthews Adams
Matthew S. Adams is a Partner in the Morristown, NJ, and New York offices of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s White-Collar Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group. An experienced criminal and civil trial attorney, Matthew has a diverse national practice focusing on criminal defense, regulatory compliance and complex commercial litigation. Matthew is particularly well-versed internal investigations and corporate compliance. He has spoken and written extensively on the topic of the CARES Act and the anticipated wave of federal audits of businesses that have secured loans under the Paycheck Protection Act. Matthew was named a “Trailblazer” by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2020 and was previously named to NJLJ’s list of “New Leaders of the Bar.
Matt Lee
Matthew D. Lee is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm. A former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney, Matt is Co-Chair of the firm’s White-Collar Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance and focuses his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense and investigations, federal tax controversies, financial institution regulatory compliance and complex civil litigation. In his podcast series titled Federal Agents at the Door, Matt provides a comprehensive guide to responding to and preparing for federal investigations. Matt was named in 2019 to the list of “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. He is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network’s Excellence Award and JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Award for Top Author in Banking/Financial Services Industry.
Amy Yurish
Amy Yurish provides forensic accounting services and dispute consulting services to public and private sector clients. Ms. Yurish is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Financial Forensics. Ms. Yurish has led and participated in engagements involving fraud, principles of financial reporting, asset misappropriation, bribery and corruption including the calculation of disgorgement in foreign corrupt practices act matters, accounting record reconstruction, improper payments and other issues related to the interpretation and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Statutory Accounting Principles. In addition, she has participated in a variety of other matters including breach of contract disputes, auditor malpractice disputes, and economic damages measurements. Ms. Yurish was named a top 40 under forty by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and is a recipient of the Forensic and Valuation Services Standing Ovation Award by the AICPA. Ms. Yurish is a member of the AICPA’s Forensic and Litigation Services Committee, which is responsible for providing technical and educational guidance to CPAs who provide or seek to provide forensic accounting services.

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CARES Act: Fraud Investigations and Enforcement Trends
Jun 08, 2021
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Jun 08, 2021
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