False Claims Act Liability: Best Practices in Managing Complexities
Recording Available: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Halfway into President Trump's administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) provided a clearer image of its enforcement priorities for the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA's qui-tam provisions, which encourage whistleblowers to bring lawsuits against accused violators, remain the most common partner of the government in fighting fraud and its enforcement remains robust.
DOJ also provided new guidelines on the importance of cooperation in inquiries in FCA and has taken action under Grantson Memo to drop several qui tam lawsuits. Courts have also continued to interpret the landmark decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in Universal Health Services v. United States, ex rel. Escobar, delivering a series of rulings that reflect the SC's decision on "implied false certification".
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in false claims act liability. Speakers will also present a comprehensive discussion of FCA violations and enforcement and will provide best practices to effectively manage emerging risks and complexities.
- An Overview of False Claims Act
- Trends and Developments in 2020
- Notable Court Rulings and Decisions
- Risks and Issues
- Best Practices
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Who Should Attend:
- False Claims Act Lawyers
- White-Collar Lawyers
- Litigation Officers
- Chief Compliance Officers
- General Counsel
- Government Contractors
Maureen McDonald advises clients on various government contracts and complex commercial matters. She assists with transactional government contracts due diligence, False Claims Act investigations and litigation, and other procurement and contracts issues.
Earlier in her career, Maureen worked for a government contractor as both a procurement specialist and a contracts administrator. Additionally, during law school, she held an internship with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of General Counsel, General Law Division.
Ms. McDonald received her J.D. in 2015 from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she was managing editor of The Catholic University Law Review. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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General knowledge of false claims act
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