The CARES Act, which has dispensed several rounds of funding geared towards small business, has been fraught with confusing and conflicting guidance. As with all financial relief programs, once the loans were made, the fraud investigations commenced. To date, the Department of Justice has announced multiple criminal investigations into fraudulent Paycheck Protection Payment loan applications. If history is any guide, many of the criminal and civil investigations into CARES Act programs will be generated through whistleblower actions.

This CLE explores how federal and state whistleblower laws will enable civil and criminal investigations into CARES Act and other COVID-19 Relief programs.


Time: 12-1 p.m. EDT


CLE Credit Provided by Lowenstein Sandler LLP

This program is approved for newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

CA: This program has been approved for 1.0 California General CLE credit.
NJ: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism and 0.0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law, municipal court law, and/or matrimonial law.
NY: This program is approved for 1.0 New York Professional Practice credit.