Christopher Hotaling, Adam Tarosky, Scott O'Connell and Colin Missett

Christopher Hotaling is a partner at Nixon Peabody and a member of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group. Formerly the Chief of the Narcotics and Money Laundering Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, Chris focuses his practice on representing entities and individuals in all types of government investigations, criminal prosecutions and regulatory enforcement actions, covering a broad scope of industries including health care, financial services and securities.
Adam Tarosky is a partner at Nixon Peabody and a member of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Adam was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Fraud Section, the clearinghouse for all False Claims Act (FCA) activity in the country. He focuses his practice on FCA cases and related challenges facing federal health care providers, defense contractors and financial institutions, and he maintains a robust general commercial litigation practice.
Scott O’Connell, the chair of Nixon Peabody’s Litigation department, is a trial attorney and litigation strategist focused on complex commercial disputes involving high financial and reputational exposure. He has considerable experience leading class action and aggregate litigation as well as parallel government enforcement and regulatory proceedings, most notably involving health service, financial service, energy and manufacturing companies. He has been lead counsel on more than 60 trials, arbitrations, evidentiary injunction proceedings and related appeals in federal and state courts around the country.
Colin Missett is an associate at Nixon Peabody and a member of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group. With a practice focused on government investigations and complex litigation, Colin has assisted clients with criminal, civil and regulatory investigations involving various enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and various state attorney general offices.
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Passage of the CARES Act means that $2 trillion in federal loans and grants is being issued. Federal funds come with associated responsibilities for the recipient, which create potential criminal and civil liability if not properly handled. A team from Nixon Peabody details key considerations for businesses. On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic...

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