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.

Appellate

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Haynes and Boone Represents Trinity Industries in Landmark Victory

Haynes and Boone Partners Jeremy Kernodle, Nina Cortell and Anne Johnson, Counsel Ryan Paulsen and Associates Nicole Somerville and Andrew Guthrie were part of a multi-firm appellate team that helped overturn a $663 million judgment against client Trinity Industries under the False Claims Act.

Chambers

Chambers USA

Haynes and Boone Shines in 2018 Chambers USA Rankings

More than 50 Haynes and Boone lawyers and 18 practice areas have been recognized in the 2018 Chambers USA legal directory published by Chambers & Partners.

Year in Review

False Claims Act

The False Claims Act Year in Review 2020

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused dramatic shifts in the nation’s economic landscape. One thing that did not change was the government’s focus on fraud and violations of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq. (“FCA”). In fact, that focus only increased with the enactment of several new laws providing trillions of dollars in government funding to affected business and individuals. This Review highlights those and several other key developments from 2020.

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