COVID-19 Federal Aid Programs

Harter Secrest & Emery is monitoring the rapidly changing regulatory, affirmative civil enforcement, and criminal enforcement environment arising from federal programs created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among these are the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the expanded Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Our lawyers are closely following developments to counsel clients on the risks that accompany these vital programs. 

We see a tidal wave of enforcement coming. To date, the U.S. Department of Justice has chiefly pursued criminal cases arising out of classic patterns of fraud—such as bogus businesses with fabricated payrolls. But these case are likely only the tip of the iceberg.

This webpage highlights the government’s latest directives and compiles, organizes, and tracks the enforcement actions and prosecutions being pursued by the government in the PPP and pandemic-related EIDL programs. Please use this resource to see what the government has said and done to date, and to track the government’s enforcement efforts.

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Additionally, our COVID-19 Resources page provides employers with legal guidance for navigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 


Our Team   

Enforcements, Investigations, and Litigation    
Brian M. Feldman
Brian M. Feldman

585.231.1201
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Kristian D. Walker
Kristian D. Walker

585.231.1240
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Laura K. Schwalbe, CIPP/US
Laura K. Schwalbe, CIPP/US

716.844.3752
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Samuel P. Reger
Samuel P. Reger

585.231.1167
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Loan and Forgiveness Applications, and Audits   
Thomas R. Anderson
Thomas R. Anderson

585.231.1106
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Emily R. L. Cohen
Emily R. L. Cohen

585.231.1141
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Tax   
Diana R. Clarkson
Diana R. Clarkson

585.231.1324
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COVID-19’s Continued Impact on Loan Markets and the Status of Federal Aid Programs

Congress Passes an Extension of the PPP Loan Application Deadline

Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

House Approves Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

CARES Act Loan Programs Update: New Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Certification

Treasury Releases Forgiveness Application for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

SBA Issues New FAQs on Borrower “Good-Faith Certification” for PPP Loans

One Buffalo Banker's Reaction to PPP Running Out

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