Bora P. Rawcliffe


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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts
  • Investigations & International Trade
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts
  • The False Claims Act and Related White Collar Issues
  • Healthcare
  • International Practice
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
University Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 2012 Order of the Coif, Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Articles Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology
Admitted2012, California; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the Central District of California

•Board of Directors, California Young Lawyers Association
•State Bar of California - International Law Section, External Relations Committee
•ABA Section of International Law - Anti-Corruption Committee
•ABA Young Lawyers Division - Litigation Committee
•Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
•Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)

LanguagesAlbanian; French

Ms. 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.

•Extern to the Honorable Richard L. Fruin, Los Angeles Superior Court


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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
Christopher E. Hale,Bora P. Rawcliffe, March 27, 2014
On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al. that should serve as a wake-up call for all companies conducting internal compliance investigations to evaluate whether those investigations are...

Fourth Circuit Finds $24 Million False Claims Act Penalty Not Excessive Even Where No Damages Proven at Trial
Bora P. Rawcliffe, January 31, 2014
In a recent False Claims Act (“FCA”) opinion that has already been heavily criticized, the Fourth Circuit held that a $24 million penalty was not “excessive” under the Constitution even where damages were not proven at trial and where the government had paid only a total of...
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Bora P. Rawcliffe

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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