Category Archives: OIG investigations

A (Small) Victory in a Battle With OIG

By Dan Portnov As readers of Grand Jury Target know, we have a healthy respect for the various Offices of Inspector General (see here, here and here). OIG investigations can lead to serious consequences and, to add further anxiety, much … Continue reading

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OIG Investigations – Why Lawyers and Federal Employees Should Both Worry (Part III)

By Dan Portnov We have written on several occasions[1] about OIG investigations on this blog, chiefly because a) their opacity creates a certain mystique, and b) we hope to minimize the chances that their targets underestimate the seriousness of what … Continue reading

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OIG Investigations – Why Lawyers and Clients Should Both Worry (Part II)

By Dan Portnov Last week, Sara wrote about Liff v. Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Dep’t of Labor, et al., a government contractor’s unsuccessful suit against the Department of Labor and its Office of Inspector General (OIG) for … Continue reading

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Fighting Back Against OIG Investigations (But Losing)

By Sara Kropf Office of Inspector General—or OIG—investigations can have wide reaching consequences. I’ve written before about the lack of procedural fairness surrounding these investigations. Now, you might think that OIG investigations affect only federal agency employees, but that’s not … Continue reading

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OIG Investigations – Why Lawyers and Clients Should Both Worry

On first glance, investigations by a federal agency’s Office of Inspector General, or OIG, may seem like no big deal. An inspector general has no criminal authority. He can’t charge you with a crime or throw you in jail. He … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With . . . the FDIC? A “Real Housewife” and Bank Executives Find Out the Hard Way

You may think of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) as the friendly folks who insure your money at the bank. Or you may think of the FDIC as the regulator that deals with failed banks. You probably do not … Continue reading

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