Laura M. Gronauer focuses her practice on government contracts counseling, white collar defense, and corporate investigations. Laura advises clients on a broad range of government contracting issues, including Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) compliance, mandatory disclosure obligations, and suspension and debarment concerns. She also focuses on white collar criminal defense work and corporate investigations, representing clients in connection with investigations by the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and Federal Elections Commission. In her government contracts practice, clients benefit from Laura’s experience navigating mandatory disclosure obligations and suspension and debarment concerns, including demonstrating present responsibility and enhancing existing internal controls and ethics and compliance programs. Laura also conducts internal investigations and advises contractors in connection with small business status and federal funding program eligibility. Laura develops FAR-based business ethics and compliance programs, including updating and revising existing policies and procedures. She also represents contractors in bid protest proceedings at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In her white collar defense practice, Laura advises and assists companies, officers and directors, and boards of directors in responding to government subpoenas and investigations. Laura has experience conducting internal investigations involving a variety of issues, including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan eligibility, campaign finance issues, and accounting, tax, and antitrust concerns. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Laura was a litigation associate at a large national law firm where she assisted clients with a variety of civil, criminal, and regulatory matters. Prior to attending law school, Laura gained experience on investigations working for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in the Financial Frauds Bureau.