Significant Issues for False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement and Compliance in 2014
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will have an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement.
Key topics include:
- Overview on False Claims Act and Qui Tam
- False Claims Acts Enforcement and Settlement
- Qui Tam Enforcement Mechanism
- FCA Amendments on Reverse False Claim Cases
- Government Investigation Methods
- Compliance Strategies and Whistleblower Programs
- Risk Mitigation and Negotiation with Federal and State Authorities
- Outside Counsel for False Claims Matters
- Ethical Issues in FCA and Qui Tam
Yogesh Bahl, Managing Director
- Overview of the FCA Trends in fines and penalties Damages & compliance program aspects
- Damages on False claims act
Iden Grant Martyn, Member
- Efforts by DOJ in expanding the reach of the Act
- How a company on the compliance side needs to treat its employees
Jennifer Wollenberg, Special Counsel
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
- The Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act and the FCA’s Statutes of Limitations and Repose
- Increase in Initiatives Against Financial Institutions (including discussion of combination FCA/FIRREA cases)
Kirsten V. Mayer, Partner
Ropes & Gray LLP
- Healthcare area Efforts by DOJ and relators to expand the reach of False Claims Act Related Compliance Issues
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys General
- In-House Counsel
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Private Practitioners
- Senior Management
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
KIRSTEN V. MAYER is a Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. Ms. Mayer represents health care and life sciences clients in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters and in related complex civil litigation. Drawing on her extensive experience defending corporations and individuals in a wide range of investigations, Kirsten has helped clients win or favorably resolve matters involving both federal and state enforcement agencies. In addition to defending clients in litigation, Kirsten advises clients with respect to fraud and abuse and compliance in several contexts, including CIA implementation, internal investigations, and strategic transactions in the health care industry. Ms. Mayer is a frequent speaker on health care compliance and fraud and abuse enforcement, and has been a faculty member for National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) programs since 2005.
KIRSTEN V. MAYER is a Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. Ms. Mayer represents health care and life …
Iden Grant Martyn is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice.
Mr. Martyn focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and white collar defense, representing corporations and senior-level corporate officials in both civil and criminal fraud matters. He has extensive experience handling False Claims Act matters for clients from a broad range of industry sectors, including healthcare, financial services, energy, education and defense.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Martyn served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Ohio. During his tenure, he handled a wide variety of matters in the areas of civil and criminal health care fraud. His work was recognized by the Department of Justice, leading to a position with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) in Washington, D.C. While at EOUSA, Mr. Martyn served as Principal Deputy Director – the second-highest position in the agency. During his years with the Department of Justice, he was the recipient of numerous awards, including the "Director's Award," the highest award bestowed by his agency.
Iden Grant Martyn is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice. Mr. Martyn focuses his practice …
Jennifer M. Wollenberg, special counsel 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. Wollenberg has been a contributing co-author of FraudMail Alert®, which regularly reports on significant developments in the FCA arena, and has published articles on various aspects of the FCA. Ms. Wollenberg received her JD from Cornell Law School and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, the United States Court of Appeals (Second, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits), the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Jennifer M. Wollenberg, special counsel at Fried Frank and a member of the Firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam …
Yogesh Bahl is a Managing Director at AlixPartners with more than 20 years of experience as a business advisor specializing in investigations, compliance programs, litigation consulting, and enterprise improvement. Yogesh has developed global compliance programs and has evaluated antifraud programs and controls, including whistleblower hotlines. In addition, he has served as an industry and damages expert in litigation/arbitration; he has also served as an arbitrator. His experience includes managing risk-related operational issues across the research and development and commercial value chains, with particular emphasis on fraud, corruption, and third party risk. Yogesh has led investigations of companies in Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States. Yogesh has served as a guest lecturer at a number of universities and has written articles involving industry practices, fraud, supply chain risks, and intellectual property issues. He earned his MBA in Finance and Statistics and BS in Accounting and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business; he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Yogesh Bahl is a Managing Director at AlixPartners with more than 20 years of experience as a business advisor specializing …
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About Ropes & Gray LLP
Ropes & Gray, a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and professionals, has a rich history of achieving success for the world’s leading businesses, educational institutions and technology innovators from offices in the world’s major centers of business, finance, technology and government – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, London, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The firm has consistently globally ranked practices in private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.
About Cozen O'Connor
Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has 575 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including labor & employment, commercial litigation, general corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 23 offices across two continents.
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.
AlixPartners, LLP (www.alixpartners.com) is a global business advisory firm offering comprehensive services in four major areas: enterprise improvement, turnaround and restructuring, financial advisory services and information management services. With offices located throughout Europe, the United States, and Middle East and Asia, we respond to urgent situations in real-time. Since 1981, we have taken a unique, small-team action-oriented approach to helping corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks and investors respond to critical business issues. Our Financial Advisory Services professionals include accounting, forensic and valuation experts who assist companies and their legal counsel in urgent, high stakes disputes, litigation and investigations