Next month, FTLF Managing Partner Ted Waters and Senior Counsel Kristen Schwendinger will speak at the Society of Research Administrators International’s Financial Management Conference.
All types of research grants are prone to fraud, from submitting a false grant application and using grant money for other research projects or personal expenses to simply overcharging for time. Any improper use of federal research grants or research misconduct may cause the researchers or the institution to be liable under the False Claims Act, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and administrative authorities to recover funds and terminate grants among other actions.
Mr. Waters and Ms. Schwendinger’s presentation will focus on the legal framework for liability for fraud related to research. Specifically, they will review key challenges in responding to reports of suspected misconduct, explain processes for formal self-disclosures to government, and discuss challenges in responding to subpoenas and government investigations.
You can read more about the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA) and the Financial Management Conference here.
About Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is one of the few practices in the U.S. devoted to federal grants law. FTLF frequently advises clients on all aspects of grants management. For 50 years, the firm has worked with a variety of recipients of federal funds: for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, local governments, colleges and universities, research institutions, health care and education entities, and other health and human service organizations serving the public interest.