Conferences and Speeches

False Claims Act: Understanding the Law and Defending Whistleblower Claims

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Morgan Lewis's Katie McDermott will speak at The Knowledge Congress's "Understanding the Law and Defending Whistleblower Claims" Live Webcast on Wednesday, August 18.

The False Claims Act has been amended in 2009 and 2010 in seminal reform legislation designed to support government anti-fraud initiatives and encourage the greater use of the private citizen qui tam provisions. The amendments have significantly changed the assessment of liability in certain types of cases and the strategies in defending investigations and litigation.

Ms. McDermott's segment of the program will address:

  • 2010 Health Reform amendments to the False Claims Act and comparison to 2009 amendments
  • Increased exposure of the health industry to overpayment and anti-kickback liability
  • Expanded whistleblower jurisdiction to pursue False Claims Act cases
  • Use of civil investigative demands (CID) and impact on False Claims Act investigations
  • Recent federal cases on the False Claims Act – a judicial pushback to novel theories?

The Knowledge Congress was established in November 2005 with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives.  Ms. McDermott is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and DOJ Health Care Fraud Coordinator who represents the health industry in government enforcement and compliance matters.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, please use the above registration link.