Emerging Issues: The Cutting-edge of Qui Tam Developments – What’s New for 2015 and Beyond
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals and current developments in qui tam law and litigation.
Key topics include:
- The Structure of Qui Tam Law
- An Overview of Qui Tam Enforcement (Governmental and Non-Governmental)
- Qui Tam Litigation: Plaintiff’s Perspective
- Qui Tam Litigation: The Defense Perspective
- Qui Tam Litigation: The Government’s Perspective
- Ethical Issues in Qui Tam
- Risk Mitigation and Negotiation with Federal and State Authorities
- Emerging Issues and Trends in Qui Tam Litigation
Jim McCarthy, Partner
Diamond McCarthy LLP
- The False Claims Act and its basic history, structure, and liability and damage concepts;
- The current status of public and private enforcement; and
- The structure of a False Claims Act lawsuit – and the features that make that lawsuit so different.
Kayla Stachniak Kaplan, Attorney
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
- Qui Tam Trends: Removal of FCA Damages Questions from the Province of the Jury
- Brief Overview of Potential FCA Damages Based on “Implied False Certifications”
- DC Circuit’s Decision and Remand in SAIC
- Recent Trends
- Bank of America (S.D.N.Y.)
- Black & Veatch (D. Kan.)
- Aseracare (N.D. Ala.)
Robert W. Sadowski Esq., Senior Partner
Sadowski Fischer PLLC
- Implied certification – first circuit case
- A provision where the government can object to dismissal on public disclosure grounds
- Relater’s ability to recover on alternative remedies.
Ian Samson, Attorney
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack
- Clarity, confusion, and clarity again in the FCA's "first-to-file" bar
- Developments in the FCA's "original source" exception
- Shifting circuit positions for the pre-2010 "original source" exception
- Recent case law analysis of the post-2010 "original source" requirements
Alan Dabdoub, Partner
Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP
- Recent Developments Regarding Reverse False Claims Act
- Discovery Issues Under False Claims Act
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys General
- In-House Counsel
- Senior Management
- General Counsel
- Corporate Counsel
- In-house Counsel
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Kayla Stachniak Kaplan, senior associate at Fried Frank and a member of the Firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam practice group, represents corporations in a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on cases arising under the civil FCA and, in particular, cases involving the financial, aerospace, and defense industries. Ms. Kaplan has been a contributing co-author of FraudMail Alert®, which regularly reports on significant developments in the FCA arena. Ms. Kaplan was named a James Kent Scholar and received her JD from Columbia Law School in 2009. She received her BS, summa cum laude, and BA, summa cum laude, from Tulane University in 2006. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Kayla Stachniak Kaplan, senior associate at Fried Frank and a member of the Firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam …
Alan Dabdoub represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business litigation. Mr. Dabdoub has first chaired several trials (jury and bench) and arbitrations in Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts, with an outstanding record of success. He has experience handling class actions, business torts, commercial lease disputes, franchisor-franchisee disputes, partnership disputes, trade secret misappropriation and non-compete cases, bankruptcy related litigation, qui tam and employment litigation. Mr. Dabdoub maintains a robust practice representing companies from the following industries: oil and gas, energy, transportation, food service, manufacturing, telecommunications, agricultural, shipping, retail, advertising and finance. Mr. Dabdoub understands firsthand the interplay between litigation and business, having served as Chief Litigation Counsel for a large subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company. This insight, matched with his trial experience, equip Mr. Dabdoub to deliver outstanding client service and achieve his clients’ objectives aggressively and efficiently.
Listed as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in business litigation and employment litigation by Law & Politics, (as seen in Texas Monthly, Rising Star Edition)
Mr. Dabdoub received his B.A., cum laude, from Louisiana State University and earned his J.D. from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Mr. Dabdoub speaks frequently throughout the country on litigation strategy and trial practice. He enjoys teaching and serving as Vice President of Education of the Counselors’Anchor Toastmasters Chapter in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Dabdoub is admitted to the State Bars of Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee. In addition to his business litigation expertise, he is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is married to Michelle Ackal Dabdoub and they have a son (Grant) and two daughters (Ava and Sloane). In his down time, Mr. Dabdoub enjoys reading to his kids, attempting to improve his high golf handicap, running, and learning about wine.
Alan Dabdoub represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business litigation. Mr. Dabdoub has first chaired several trials (jury and bench) …
Robert W. Sadowski is a trial and appellate attorney specializing in qui tam cases. He is an experienced litigator, and has successfully prosecuted cases in many areas, including; elder care fraud, disability rights, wrongful termination cases, bankruptcy litigation, investment fraud, and tax fraud.
Prior to founding Sadowski Fischer, Rob was a partner at another prestigious New York law firm. In his 25+ years of practice, he has successfully handled all phases of complex litigation, including jury trials, and appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Before going into private practice, Rob held the position of health care fraud coordinator in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was responsible for supervising all civil health care fraud prosecutions. He also supervised the investigation, litigation and settlement of fraud prosecutions under the False Claims act.
In addition to Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases, Rob prosecuted Stark violations, kickbacks, cost report improprieties, false billings, quality of care failures and drug safety violations. He also handled matters involving federal grant fraud, housing fraud, and accounting fraud.
Prior to working for the United States Attorney, Rob, worked as an Internal Revenue Service trial attorney for four years.
Robert W. Sadowski is a trial and appellate attorney specializing in qui tam cases. He is an experienced litigator, and …
Ian Samson is an experienced attorney who specializes in complex business litigation, qui tam (whistleblower) actions, class actions, and personal injury litigation in state and federal court and arbitration. Among other matters, he currently represents the relator in a Medicare Part D-related qui tam matter pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, Mr. Samson practiced in San Francisco with a nationwide plaintiff’s class action law firm, where he primarily represented individual and institutional investors in securities matters, including federal class actions brought under the Securities Exchange Act and State derivative actions involving Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Samson graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and during law school served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 2013, Mr. Samson was named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers.
Ian Samson is an experienced attorney who specializes in complex business litigation, qui tam (whistleblower) actions, class actions, and personal …
Jim McCarthy is a founding partner of Diamond McCarthy LLP. Based in the firm’s Dallas office, Jim represents clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration matters in state and federal courts throughout the nation.
Jim regularly handles business disputes regarding commercial contracts, RICO, antitrust, fraud and other business torts, securities, lender liability, officer and director liability, and professional malpractice. His extensive experience includes litigation and arbitration involving the financial services, reinsurance and insurance, real estate, and oil and gas industries, and litigation and arbitration involving a wide range of corporate transactions. Jim also has very substantial experience with environmental litigation, qui tam litigation, business bankruptcies and insolvency-related litigation.
Jim is a graduate of the Yale Law School. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of Canisus College and holds advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota. He frequently speaks and writes on business litigation topics, and has been elected as the Chairman of both the Business Litigation and International Law Sections of the Dallas Bar Association.
Jim McCarthy is a founding partner of Diamond McCarthy LLP. Based in the firm’s Dallas office, Jim represents clients in …
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About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s lawyers provide advice to clients regarding their most critical legal and business needs. Fried Frank’s False Claims Act attorneys have extensive experience in every facet of the civil False Claims Act, and have been on the cutting edge of litigation and debate about the FCA's interpretation and scope. The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, health care, and other government contractors in high stakes cases. The Firm’s False Claims Act practitioners also assist and represent entities not normally associated with federal and state fraud investigations, such as municipal airport authorities, computer manufacturers, private and state universities, academic medical centers, import and export companies, major accounting and consulting firms, magazine publishers, and oil and gas exploration companies.
About Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP
At Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, we represent you in the way that we would want to be represented: aggressively, creatively and effectively. Our track record is a product of unique talent, inspiration and hard work. We represent Fortune 500 corporations, major financial institutions, and prominent individuals. We have tried business disputes of all types, including breach of contract, intellectual property and trade secret, class action, financial services, securities, breach of fiduciary duty, employment, as well as professional malpractice cases. We have tried these cases to judges and juries throughout the country with a consistent track record of success.
About Sadowski Fischer PLLC
Sadowski Fischer PLLC is a prestigious New York law firm specializing in qui tam practice. It has successfully represented whistleblowers nationwide in False Claims Act, FIRREA, SEC, CFTC and IRS matters, resulting in the exposure of fraud and significant financial rewards for Sadowski Fischer’s clients.
Recognized by other attorneys in New York City as being among its “Super Lawyers,” Sadowski Fischer handles the investigation of complex fraud schemes and resolves disputes to achieve the best resolution for its clients, from negotiating complex settlements to taking a case to trial.
Sadowski Fischer ‘s seasoned litigators have tried all manner of cases ranging from trusts and estates, bankruptcy, tax, breach of contract, Civil Rights, employment discrimination, defamation, to fraud cases involving massive Ponzi schemes in both state and federal courts. The attorneys also possess many years of experience in litigating a great number of qui tam and Whistleblower cases that have led to significant recoveries.
About Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack
For nearly four decades Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack has represented clients around the world in cases involving catastrophic accidents, environmental contamination, aviation accidents, complex commercial disputes, insurance bad faith, products liability, construction defects, securities fraud and other areas where victims and consumers need our help. The firm has been internationally recognized for its work in complex and multi-party plaintiff litigation, and its effective approach to resolving litigation matters. The firm routinely litigates cases on a referral or co-counsel basis. With over 25 lawyers and a large support staff, Engstrom, Lipscomb and Lack is among the largest plaintiff law firms in California.
About Diamond McCarthy LLP
Diamond McCarthy is a national litigation boutique specializing in complex and high-stakes business cases. From "bet the company" commercial disputes to business dissolutions, professional liability cases to class actions, qui tam lawsuits to RICO and antitrust actions, we are known as creative, sophisticated, thorough and tenacious litigators on both sides of the docket. We frequently are asked to tackle issues of first impression in the courts and regularly argue such issues in the trial and appellate courts. Across the country and around the world, in federal, state and international courts, in bankruptcy proceedings, in arbitration forums, and in the context of other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, we provide first class representation for our clients.
When major law firms must refer clients and cases due to conflicts, Diamond McCarthy is often on their short list. That is not only because Diamond McCarthy is generally conflict-free, but because Diamond McCarthy has successfully opposed many of the largest law firms and litigation parties in the country, and can do so on behalf of their own clients. We are also noted for our tenacious representation of our clients, our cost-effective, no-nonsense approach to our work, our superior forensic work in the discovery phase, and our ability to augment the value of economic and financial experts with our lawyers' own strong business, finance and accounting acumen and experience.