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.
Additionally, our COVID-19 Insights page provides employers with legal guidance for navigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Enforcements, Investigations, and Litigation
Loan and Forgiveness Applications, and Audits