FCA and FIRREA Civil Penalties: What Lies Ahead in 2017

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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Maurice Bellan
Jennifer M. Wollenberg
Kevin D. Porter


About Baker & McKenzie LLP

The story of Baker McKenzie is one of imagination, determination, and hard work. For more than 60 years, their people have helped nurture their unique global organization. With 77 offices in 47 countries and 13,000 people, they are the world's premier global law firm.

With the financial services industry undergoing sweeping regulatory reform, Baker McKenzie helps clients comply with these new rules and stay abreast of ongoing developments using its long experience in the industry and strong working relationships with financial regulators. The firm represents financial institutions in regulatory enquiries, investigations, compliance infringements and enforcement actions and has one of the premier False Claims Act practice teams in North America.

Website: http://www.bakermckenzie.com/

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 and FIRREA 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 interpretation and scope of both statutes – the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989. The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, healthcare, and other government contractors in high stakes cases. The Firm’s False Claims Act and FIRREA 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.

Website: http://www.friedfrank.com/

About Vigorito, Barker, Porter and Patterson LLP

Vigorito, Barker, Porter & Patterson, LLP has established itself as one of New York’s premier litigation boutiques. The firm concentrates in the defense of professional negligence, general liability claims and health care law; currently serving as lead counsel in significant litigation on behalf of the largest insurance and medical entities in the New York metropolitan area.

While VBPP is a new firm it is not new to the field. Collectively, the founding partners have more than 120 years of experience, and have taken more than 150 verdicts across nine counties in the New York State Supreme Court system, as well as both the Eastern and Southern District Federal Courts.  The firm’s members boast decades of experience representing a variety of health care providers in malpractice actions, administrative hearings, contracts, disciplinary proceedings, criminal investigations arising from healthcare transactions, and compliance issues.

Website: http://www.vbpplaw.com/