Criminal Antitrust Perils For Government Contractors

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT) -- The business of government contracting is a high-risk, high-reward activity. Many contractors, large and small, relish the opportunity to profit while also directly providing critically needed products and services to the government.

Government contractors do face a risk that many companies may be unaware of: the increasing presence and aggressiveness of the U.S. Department of Justice in prosecuting bid-rigging, collusion and price-fixing cases in this area. These criminal cases usually result in jail time for the executives of these companies.

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