According to the law firm press release, Booz Allen is an American management consulting firm. The Company purports to provide management and technology consulting, engineering, analytics, digital, mission operations, and cyber solutions to governments, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. At all relevant times, Booz Allen has derived substantially all of its revenues from services provided to the U.S. government.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Booz Allen engaged in improper accounting practices in its contracts with the U.S. government; (ii) consequently, the Company’s revenues derived from services provided to the U.S. government were inflated and unsustainable; (iii) discovery of the foregoing conduct would subject the Company to heightened regulatory scrutiny, potential criminal sanctions, and jeopardize its business relationship with the U.S. government; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, Booz Allen’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On September 5, 2017, the Court appointed Co-Lead Plaintiffs and Counsel. Lead Plaintiffs filed an amended Complaint on October 20. Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the amended Complaint on November 17. On February 8, 2018, the Court issued an Order granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, dismissing the amended Complaint without prejudice.