Matthew Lin is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, it remains to be seen how the Biden Administration will approach enforcement against businesses who received pandemic relief through the CARES Act and other federal spending packages. Nonetheless, patterns of enforcement related to pandemic assistance in 2020 and early 2021 may provide insight into potential enforcement trends in the future. While these cases have largely focused on small businesses that submitted fraudulent applications for relief funds (i.e. low-hanging fruit), these cases may set the stage for Department of Justice (“DOJ”) enforcement against larger companies. For more information on enforcement actions,… Continue Reading COVID-19 Enforcement Trends One Year Into the Pandemic