False Claims Act: Lessons To Learn From Recent Cases

Webinar: ID# 1014186
Recorded CD
About This Course:
The False Claims Act serves as the government's primary civil enforcement weapon against procurement and health care fraud.

Liability for violating the federal civil False Claims Act can cripple or destroy companies that have government contracts or participate in government-reimbursed health care programs.

This live webinar will provide a general overview of the FCA, provide lessons learned from recent cases, including pleading requirements and theories of liability, and provide practical strategies for early intervention and response and for handling potential whistle-blowers.


Overview of the False Claims Act
  • Outline
  • Enforcement Activity
  • Pleading Requirements
  • New or Evolving Theories of Liability
  • Public Disclosure
  • Lessons Learned
  • Strategies for Early Intervention and Response
Prevention of FCA Cases
  • Compliance Strategies
  • Handling of Potential Whistle-Blowers
  • State FCA

Joseph M. Goldstein
  • Managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Litigation Department
  • Among the less than one percent of attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation
  • Writer of numerous articles and books on government contracting
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬«, selected for inclusion in Administrative Law, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, including Administrative/Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year in Miami, 2014
  • South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyers in South Florida, selected for inclusion, 2011, 2012, 2014 and Florida Super Lawyers, selected for inclusion in Business Litigation in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • While in the Air Force General Counsel's Office, he was the primary contact for the Department of Justice in evaluating the merits of False Claims Act cases brought against the Air Force
  • LL.M. degree in tax, with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center; J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Nova University; B.S. degree, Cornell University
Andrew E. Schwartz
  • Attorney in Shutts & Bowen LLP's Government Law and Litigation Practice Groups, in the Fort Lauderdale office
  • Focuses on government contracts and commercial litigation
  • Represents businesses contracting with all levels of government, and has experience in the procurement process from preparing proposals to negotiating renewal options
  • Has represented protestors and intervenors in GAO bid protests, SBA size protests and appeals, and state and local bid protests
  • J.D. degree, The George Washington University Law School; B.A. degree in history, with honors, Brandeis University
False Claims Act: Lessons To Learn From Recent Cases
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