Partner David B. Robbins joined the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program on January 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET for a complimentary webinar where representatives from the government, whistleblower bar, and defense bar discussed recent False Claims Act (FCA) developments and their impact on the future of procurement fraud enforcement and compliance. A recording of the event can be found here.
Enacted in 1863 to combat procurement fraud during the Civil War, the FCA is the US government’s primary weapon against fraud in the federal procurement system. More than 150 years later, stakeholders continue to grapple with this complex law which has expanded substantially in scope and application. Given a growing number of government procurement compliance obligations and requirements, recent enforcement initiatives, and proposed legislative amendments, the FCA compliance and enforcement landscape continues to change. The panelists discussed these developments and the impact of the FCA on the US federal procurement system.
Mr. Robbins is a co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice. He is a former Air Force Debarring Official and an experienced litigator, investigations lawyer, and strategic business counselor with a broad skillset focused on ethics, compliance, M&A/diligence, investigations, crisis management, and enforcement defense for government contractors, grant recipients, and regulated industries.