If your business received pandemic relief and has received a government inquiry for additional information, is the subject of an audit or an active civil or criminal investigation, has been denied forgiveness, or simply has concerns which should be addressed before any potential inquiry, our team is well positioned to help. At Withum, our Forensics, Investigations, and White-Collar Criminal Defense team has been actively involved in all facets of pandemic related matters, and our experts have been retained by legal counsel to provide specialized expertise including:

Pre-Investigative Consulting and Compliance

  • Calculation of eligible loan amounts;
  • Review of application(s) and supporting documentation;
  • Analysis of the forgiveness application and usage of funds;
  • Tracing of pandemic proceeds; and,
  • Consulting with counsel to correct inadvertent errors prior to an inquiry or investigation.

Audits and Investigations

  • Analyzing the application, maximum loan amount, and usage of funds in advance of counsel’s initial response;
  • Consulting with counsel throughout civil, criminal, and parallel investigations;
  • Calculation of loss amounts;
  • Forfeiture tracing; and,
  • Providing testimony at trial and/or sentencing.

PPP Forgiveness Denials and Appeals

  • Calculation of eligible loan amounts;
  • Analysis of the forgiveness application and usage of funds;
  • Tracing of pandemic proceeds; and,
  • Consulting with counsel throughout the appeal process.

Leadership

Jessica L. Hollobaugh

Partner

Princeton, NJ - Corporate Headquarters

The Presumption of Innocence Podcast Series

Listen to Jessica Hollobaugh, Market Leader of Withum’s Forensics, Investigations, and White-Collar Criminal Defense practice, share insights gained from her role as an expert witness in the first criminal PPP trial in the United States.