False Claims Act, Qui Tam and Litigation

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 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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Courts Find Coverage for False Claims Act Suits in an Era of Increasing DOJ Enforcement
September 21, 2023

After a near-record number of settlements and judgments in 2022, False Claims Act (“FCA”) enforcement remains a priority for the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in 2023. In February, the DOJ’s civil fraud section reported 351 settlements and judgments in fiscal year 2022—the second-highest number in a single year—totaling $2.2 billion in settlement proceeds.1 Haynes Boone's False Claims Act - 2022 Y [...]