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Unprecedented Crimes: Defending and Prosecuting CARES Act Fraud Cases

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April 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

1.5 Hours MLCE 

Presented by the LACBA Criminal Justice Section. Co-sponsored by the CLA Criminal Law Section, ABA White Collar Crime Committee, Southern California Regional Subcommittee, Federal Bar Association – Los Angeles, Los Angeles Criminal Justice American Inn of Court, and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association 


As of March 2021, the DOJ has charged approximately 100 defendants involved in more than $260 million of PPP fraud.  The DOJ has also used civil enforcement tools like the False Claims Act (FCA) and Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) to combat CARES Act fraud, as evidenced by a recent FCA and FIRREA settlement.  Under the Biden administration, the DOJ will likely devote more time and resources to prosecute CARES Act fraud through criminal and civil actions.  Join the virtual CLE discussion and learn how prominent white-collar defense counsel and prosecutors are defending and charging these CARES Act fraud cases.


  • Julian L. AndréPartner, McDermott Will & Emery 
  • Pamela L. Johnston, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Ranee Katzenstein, Chief of Major Frauds Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Ashwin J. Ram, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP


  • Louis Shapiro, Law Offices of Louis J. Shapiro

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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