The federal grant system is, at its core, a “trust but verify” system in which compliance is driven by after-the-fact review of grantee activities. Often, such after-the-fact reviews are in the form of Single Audit Act annual audits or Office of Inspector General audits. In this presentation, a panel of attorneys will bring their day-to-day practice experience in resolving audit findings to bear for an in-depth discussion of risks, strategies, and opportunities in the audit process. Based upon the legal underpinnings of the federal grant system and government rights to impose remedial measures, the attorneys comprising our panel will provide practical guidance on the “do’s and don’ts” in audit resolution.
The on-demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar.
- Fiscal Staff
- Compliance Directors
- Other grants management staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand the purpose of the audit process and the auditor’s role
- Identify risk areas and “red flags” in the audit process from the auditee perspective
- Evaluate grantee options and available courses of action at each stage of the audit process
Phillip Escoriaza is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants and Health Care practice groups. A native of Puerto Rico, Phillip’s bilingual, nationwide practice serves non-profit organizations, municipalities, local government agencies, and other federal grantees. Prior to joining Feldesman Tucker, Phillip ran a practice from San Juan which spanned corporate, business, public policy, government and contract law, and included contested matters and appeals before state and federal courts. [Full Bio]
Ted Waters has served as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and as a member of the Health Care and Federal Grants practices since 1992. Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. His priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]
Rosie Dawn Griffin
Rosie Dawn Griffin serves as Counsel in the firm's Federal grants, Health Care, Litigation, and Government Contracts practice groups. Rosie counsels and litigates on behalf of a diverse group of federal grant recipients, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Head Start programs. She also defends clients across a wide range of business sectors facing investigations and litigation under the False Claims Act and similar statutes. Ms. Griffin brings deep knowledge to this work, and a unique perspective, having worked for many years at an elite relator’s side firm representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases. Her years of False Claims Act experience allow her to guide clients through all phases of a government investigation, from responding to civil investigative demands and subpoenas through litigation. [Full Bio]
Mindy Pava serves as Counsel in the firm’s Health Care, Education, and Litigation & Government Investigations practice groups. She focuses her practice on advising health centers as they navigate all facets of judicial review. A seasoned litigator, Ms. Pava is well-versed in guiding clients through complex litigation matters in federal and state courts. She also represents organizations in health care and other industries in responding to civil investigative demands and federal subpoenas. [Full Bio]
Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.
ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT
If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:
- Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
- Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email
Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within two (2) weeks.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: CEOs/directors, fiscal staff, compliance directors, and other grants management staff
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Program Level: All
- Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
- Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).
- 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
- 1.80 CPEFTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
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