OIG Investigations: How to Prepare, Plan and Respond
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Entities are often surprised—and rightfully concerned—when a federal agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) announces an investigation, serves a subpoena, or starts interviewing employees. This webinar will describe the substantive legal framework of federal government investigations while offering distinct practice pointers detailing how federal grantees can best organize themselves for the difficult process ahead. Government investigations can be all-consuming for small or mid-sized grantees. This training will advise that grantees can, and should, take certain concrete steps to prepare even before knowing or suspecting that they may be in the OIG’s crosshairs.
Among others, topics in this training will include:
- The authority of IG offices, including their role in combating fraud and ensuring grant compliance
- An informational outline of an OIG investigation—from the initial subpoena to potential prosecution
- Best practices in document retention and production, so that responding to a subpoena is less burdensome
- How to prepare—and what to expect—during OIG witness interviews of employees and board members
- The rights of current and/or former employees where the investigation is targeting the corporate entity
- How criminal, civil, and administrative investigations conclude, including example cases in which investigations proceeded to court actions
- Federal grantee compliance officers/risk managers, particularly at health centers, Head Start organizations, and other community-based entities.
- Executive directors, chief operating officers, or board members at the same entities.
- Administrative, operations, or office staff—particularly staff in charge of document retention policies.
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify risk factors that may prompt an OIG investigation into your federally-funded entity
- Understand the practical steps your organization can take now to prepare for a potential OIG investigation, especially as it relates to retaining and producing relevant documents
- Comprehend how the interests of current employees, former employees, and the entity as a whole may differ when subject to an OIG investigation
ROSIE DAWN GRIFFIN
Serving as Counsel in the Federal Grants, Health Law, 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. Ms. Griffin 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 serves as Counsel in the firm’s Litigation & Government Investigations, Health Care and Education practice groups, where she focuses her practice on advising federal grantees (including health centers) as they navigate all facets of administrative and judicial review. A seasoned litigator, 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: Federal grantee compliance officers/risk managers, particularly at health centers, Head Start organizations, and other community-based entities; executive directors, chief operating officers, or board members at the same entities; administrative, operations, or office staff—particularly staff in charge of document retention policies.
- 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.
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- 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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