Bora Rawcliffe is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Areas of Practice
Ms. Rawcliffe's practice focuses primarily on the representation of corporate clients in complex business litigation and arbitration, internal investigations, compliance reviews, and government investigations and enforcement actions regarding business crimes and civil frauds, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international anti-corruption laws, the False Claims Act, healthcare fraud, and government contract fraud. Ms. Rawcliffe also has experience bringing and defending civil actions alleging unlawful business practices, fraud, breach of contract, and unfair competition and in representing clients in government contract disputes, including in the protection of intellectual property rights under government contracts.
As part of her anti-corruption practice, Ms. Rawcliffe counsels clients on compliance matters; conducts cross-border internal investigations; and assists with due diligence for acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions.
Publications & News
• Court Broadens Confidentiality of Investigations, The National Law Journal, Co-Author with Bruce J. Casino, August 18, 2014
•Reviewed chapter Liability and Litigation, California Municipal Law Handbook (Cont. Ed. Bar 2014 ed.), July 2014
• Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel, Bloomberg Law, Co-Author with Bruce J. Casino, July 24, 2014
Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts
• Whew! That Was Close - D.C. Circuit Reaffirms Application of Attorney-Client Privilege and Attorney Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations, September 21, 2015
• Implied Waiver of Privilege in Internal Investigations: Barko Court Compels Production of Internal Investigation Documents, Again, January 22, 2015
• Proceed with Caution: D.C. District Court Says Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Do Not Survive Internal Fraud Investigation Conducted by Non-Attorneys, March 25, 2014
• Fourth Circuit Finds $24 Million False Claims Act Penalty Not Excessive Even Where No Damages Proven at Trial, January 21, 2014
• SEC Awards $14 Million to Whistleblower, October 23, 2013
• Canada's First Foreign Bribery Conviction Shows Trend in Increased Enforcement, September 24, 2013
• NLRB Ruling Condemns Blanket Confidentiality Policies During Internal Investigations, November 26, 2012
Healthcare Law Blog Posts
• Pfizer FCPA Settlement Emphasizes the Importance of Robust Compliance Programs for the Healthcare Industry, January 22, 2013
Extern to the Honorable Richard L. Fruin, Los Angeles Superior Court