When serious allegations arise, self-examination can be critical.
Effective compliance programs generally include mechanisms for employees to report perceived misconduct to management. When serious allegations arise, management must get to the bottom of the matter. Sometimes allegations prove true, often they do not, and perhaps even more often they fall somewhere in-between.
Our attorneys assist recipients of federal funds with the process of “getting to the bottom of such allegations,” providing reliable and thoughtful third-party examination of the facts, evaluated against pertinent legal requirements.
Further, where necessary, our attorneys advise with respect to self-disclosure obligations under what is currently a complex web of inconsistent requirements interpreted differently by the various federal awarding agencies.