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False Claims Against Pharmaceutical & Device Manufacturers, Health Care Providers and Government Contractors Focus of ABA Conference

False Claims Against Pharmaceutical & Device Manufacturers, Health Care Providers and Government Contractors Focus of ABA Conference

By Daniel Buchanan

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2012 — The enforcement of false claims against pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, health care providers and government contractors, as well as ethical issues in qui tam litigation will be among topics addressed at the Ninth Annual “National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement” hosted by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, June 6–8, at the Ritz–Carlton in Washington, D.C.

Stuart F. Delery, acting attorney general for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will serve as the luncheon keynote speaker at 12:45 p.m.

Other highlights include:

“Looking Back and Looking Ahead: What $30 Billion in Recoveries and 25 Years of False Claims Act Litigation and Enforcement Tell Us about the Future” — More than $30 billion has been recovered under the False Claims Act since critical amendments were made. A panel of experts, who have witnessed the evolution of FCA litigation and enforcement since 1986, will look back on the developments in the law and possible future outcomes as a result of the FCA and qui tam enforcement.
June 7, 9 – 10 a.m.

“FCA Enforcement Against Pharmaceutical and Device Manufacturers and Health Care Providers” — Unique issues that arise when the False Claims Act is used as a fraud and enforcement tool against pharmaceutical and device manufacturers and other healthcare providers will be discussed. Panelists will also explore False Claims Act cases based on violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark law.
June 7, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

“Settlement of an FCA Procurement Case” — FCA cases against government contractors are commonly settled but reaching the proper settlement amount is only the beginning. Panelists will help those representing all sides to understand how to best reach an acceptable settlement, negotiate an agreement that gets approval, as well as avoid the suspension and debarment issues that inevitably arise.
June 8, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

A complete agenda and updated list of speakers can be found online.

For media credentialing, please contact Rabiah Burks at Rabiah.Burks@Americanbar.org. This event is free and open to members of the press.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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