In brief On 11 May 2023, GCI Communications Corp. (GCI) agreed to pay more than USD 40 million to the US government to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by knowingly inflating its prices in a competitive bidding program regulated by the FCC. The investigation began when a former GCI employee, Robert Taylor, filed a qui tam action against the company under the False Claims Act (FCA) after…
Maria Grenader is an associate in the Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group and a member of the Compliance and Investigations Group in our Washington, DC office. Maria advises clients on managing anti-corruption compliance risks stemming from operating businesses in global markets. She handles internal investigations and related interactions with law enforcement authorities and international financial institutions. Maria focuses her practice on global corporate compliance and cross-border investigations. She represents domestic and international companies in a broad range of compliance matters, including conducting due diligence reviews for M&A transactions, risk assessments for company compliance programs, internal investigations, and criminal investigations before government agencies. Maria has worked on various matters in representing foreign and domestic clients in the face of bribery and fraud allegations.