Conferences and Speeches

PACDL 2021 White Collar Practice Seminar

Thursday, November 11, 2021 {ml-event-to} Friday, November 12, 2021

Litigation partner Ryan McCarthy will speak at the PACDL 2021 White Collar Practice Seminar this November. This will be a virtual event.

Since its founding in 1988, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) has provided education, resources and more to the Pennsylvania criminal defense bar. Its members are dedicated to ensuring a vision of equal justice under law is the guiding principle of the criminal justice system. PACDL is the premier network of leading defense attorneys in the region with a mission to educate, advocate and inspire by providing support for criminal defense lawyers, promoting effective competence, leveling the playing field, and protecting freedoms. 

Creating Clarity Out of Chaos: Navigating the Murky Waters of FCA Enforcement

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 9:00–10:30 AM ET

This session will explore recent developments in the law and defense strategy under the civil False Claims Act. These include critical questions as to how the concept of causation applies in kickback cases, and how courts and litigants address materiality in the wake of the Supreme Court's seminal opinion in Escobar. Because regulatory guidance often fails to keep up with potential FCA issues with evolving industry practices, defendants face uncertainty and potential significant liability for conduct stretching back many years. The panelists will discuss opportunities for greater clarity in guidance to help encourage rather than inhibit innovation.

CLE credit: See event website for more detail.