Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


In its continued effort to deter anticompetitive conduct and other violations affecting government procurement, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Procurement Collusion Strike Force in 2019. It is comprised of state and federal investigators and prosecutors mandated to investigate and prosecute all types of procurement collusions and other similar misconduct in government purchasing and programs.

The new strike force, which is one of the Antitrust Division’s enforcement priorities, is expected to intensify scrutiny of companies and individuals participating in government procurement. Therefore, concerned businesses should ensure that their compliance programs are robust and current. Join antitrust attorney Andrew C. Finch (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP) and government contracts expert Rob McDonald (Berkeley Research Group, LLC) as they present an in-depth discussion of the DOJ’s current antitrust enforcement initiatives concerning government procurement. Speakers will also offer practical tips and strategies to help companies and their counsel address critical compliance issues and challenges.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • DOJ’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force
  • Recent Enforcement Developments
  • Critical Issues and Challenges
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What Lies Ahead



Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of antitrust laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Rob McDonald, Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Rob McDonald, CPA, CFA is a Director with Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts practice specializing in government contract consulting, financial advisory, and fraud investigations. He provides cost recovery, profit maximization, and financial and fraud risk management services to government contractors, federal government agencies, and commercial clients.

Andrew C. Finch, Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Andrew Finch is co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He recently rejoined the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where he most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General overseeing all aspects of the Antitrust Division’s operations. Andrew’s practice focuses on antitrust investigations and litigation, both criminal and civil, including merger reviews.


Rob McDonaldDirector Berkeley Research Group, LLC


Andrew C. FinchPartner Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • DOJ Announcement of Procurement Collusion Strike Force
  • Antitrust Overview
  • Government Contracting Regulations and Antitrust
  • Penalties for Violations & Recent Cases
  • The Need for an Effective Antitrust Compliance Program
  • Recommended Preventative Steps Contractors Can Take to Avoid Scrutiny
  • Responding to a PCSF Investigation

Date & Time:

Thursday, July 16, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Government Contractors
  • Compliance and Risk Officers
  • Top-Level Executives


Rob McDonaldDirector
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Andrew C. FinchPartner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP



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