False Claims Act/Qui Tam

We have extensive experience defending clients in qui tam and False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits. Our clients are companies and executives in a wide variety of industries, including large healthcare companies, educational institutions, and major defense and government contractors.

Our lawyers include several former Department of Justice trial attorneys as well as long-time defense practitioners who understand the unique aspects of False Claims Act litigation. Because False Claims Act and private qui tam actions often arise amid multiple government investigations, we coordinate closely with our attorneys in our government investigations, white collar defense, government contracts, and healthcare practices to develop strategies that address the complex issues that arise in these parallel proceedings. These include conducting internal investigations, persuading the government not to institute an action or intervene in a pending qui tam suit, and defending clients in parallel criminal investigations or government debarment proceedings. When a False Claims Act lawsuit is unsealed, we have the experience to successfully defend it, and we have obtained numerous dismissals of False Claims Act cases in the early stages of the litigation.

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FCA Alert

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U.S. Supreme Court Reviews the FCA Implied Certification Theory

On April 19, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar. The case will decide the fate of the “implied certification” theory of False Claims Act liability...

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False Claims Act: Year in Review

The False Claims Act Year in Review 2015

The False Claims Act ("FCA") continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2015. This 2015 Year in Review highlights several key developments.

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Fraud Alert: What Every Texas Lawyer Should Know About the False Claims Act

Against a backdrop of declining civil litigation, the dramatic increase in lawsuits under the False Claims Act presents challenges for clients and their counsel. Recent legislative changes and new theories of liability have expanded the statute far beyond the traditional area of government contracting...

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