Apr 22, 2019 12-1 PM EDT
CPE, CLE Accredited
This webinar is the next segment in a series about Federal Disaster Contracts and Grants. It focuses on:
  • The government's rights to audit and investigate when federal grant funds are used for disaster recovery and hazard mitigation.
  • The consequences of non-compliance, including: withholding cash payments, disallowing all or a portion of the cost of the activity not in compliance; suspension or termination of the federal award; suspension or debarment; false claims act liability, and other civil and criminal penalties.
  • The methods to mitigate the risks of non-compliance, audits, and investigations.
After completing this course, you will: - understand the methods to mitigate risk - be aware of the consequences of being non-compliant and the rights of the government to audit and investigate

This webinar is group internet based and is eligible for CLE/CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.

This webinar is presented by ...
About Our Experts
  • Philip Koos
    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Forensic Services
    Philip Koos is a Partner within Forensic Services specializing in Government contract consulting. His services include compliance, recovery, litigation and dispute support, forensic accounting, due diligence, pricing, organizational transformation, contract analysis and review and operational effectiveness. Serve clients in the A&D, Energy, Utilities, Healthcare, Technology, Life Sciences, Services and Industrial Products Industries.
    American University - Kogod School of Business
    MBA, Accounting

    York College of Pennsylvania
    BS, Accounting
  • Ray Monroe
    Principal, Miles & Stockbridge
    Ray Monroe, a principal at Miles & Stockbridge, has 35+ years of experience representing national and multi-national businesses and quasi-public entities on litigation, ADR, and counseling matters in a broad array of industries from aerospace to utilities relating to public procurement and grants. His experience includes: bid protests; claims; compliance programs; construction; corporate governance; cybersecurity; disaster response and hazard mitigation grants; False Claims Act; internal and external investigations; mandatory disclosures; suspension and debarment; and white collar matters. He has appeared before federal bid protest forums, federal Boards of Contract Appeals, and federal and state courts. He has also participated in arbitrations as both an advocate and a party arbitrator.

    Ray is Co-Leader of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, which includes the Corporate, Tax, Health Care and Government Contracts practices. He leads a multidisciplinary team that draws on all of the resources of Miles & Stockbridge to meet each client’s specific needs.

    Duke University School of Law
    JD, with distinction, Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal

    Hobart College
    BA, Physics and History, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Stephen Ramaley
    Counsel, Miles & Stockbridge
    Steve Ramaley, a counsel at Miles & Stockbridge, is a government contracts and grants lawyer. Steve assists public and private entities with government contracts and grants compliance; government audits and fraud investigations; bid protests; small business preference programs; domestic preference rules (Buy American Act/Trade Adjustment Assistance); subcontractor and teaming agreements; and other matters relating to domestic and international public contracts and grants.

    Steve frequently writes and speaks on challenges facing the Government contracts and grants communities, and has given testimony as a subject matter expert before the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce.
    American University, Washington College of Law
    JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Review.

    University of Virginia
    BA, Foreign Affairs; Arabic Language