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Playing it By the Book: Avoiding False Claims and Other Risks of Contracting with the Government

When: 10/11/2016 at 7 a.m.
Speaker: John P. Connelly
Where: Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA

Hinckley Allen’s Jonathan T. Elder and John P. Connelly, Hinckley Allen LLP are presenting at CFMA of Massachusett’s monthly breakfast meeting on “Playing it By the Book: Avoiding False Claims and Other Risks of Contracting with the Government.” This topic will cover state and federal government agencies are ratcheting up their enforcement of legal and ethical requirements across all industries in an effort to ferret out fraud, waste, and abuse, and to ensure government transparency and accountability by contractors on publicly-funded projects. Companies that receive taxpayer dollars are in the crosshairs of aggressive auditors and, in some cases, prosecutors devoted to vindicating the public interest.

This program will provide an overview of the requirements of state and federal “false claims” laws and regulations, including contractor self-reporting obligations and internal compliance policies, and examine the major categories of ways contractors can get into trouble when performing public (and private) contracts, by violating legal and ethical rules that implicate project billing, payment, and accounting and related issues.

About the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA):

The CFMA of Massachusetts Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is a network of professional financial managers dedicated to serving the construction industry. The Massachusetts Chapter is currently comprised of approximately 200 such professionals serving contractors in fields ranging from CFO/Controller, accounting personnel employed by contractors such as A/P and Billing personnel, Safety, CPAs, Attorneys, Insurance, Bonding and other fields. Our goal as a Chapter of the CFMA is to provide a forum whereby the above mentioned parties can share ideas, address issues facing the industry and provide access to some of the sharpest minds who help to shape the industry.

Note: registration is required. For more information click here.