Laura Alexander is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
The devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic already has set in, with the future of thousands of businesses hanging in the balance. Big and small businesses alike are finding it difficult to cope with the downturn. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) provisions related to small business loans provide a glimmer of hope. Among other forms of economic relief, the CARES Act created the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to provide funding to assist small businesses impacted by the pandemic. After the initial allocation of PPP funds was exhausted the President signed a bill… Continue Reading Small Business Money Grab Under the CARES Act Brings Enforcement Risks