2:00-1:00 PM | Developments in Healthcare Fraud
This continues to be a consequential time in healthcare fraud. The complex fit between medical necessity, managed care plans and the FCA, developments in kickback and Stark litigation, new alleged lab scams, administrative remedies, and the overhang of Escobar are among the topics that will make this an interesting discussion.
Lisa Noller, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Alec Alexander, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Amy Easton, Partner, Phillips & Cohen
Stacy Race, Assistant Attorney General, Michigan Department of Attorney General
Brian Roark, Member, Bass, Berry & Sims
Natalie Waites, Assistant Director, Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section
1:15-2:15 PM | Breakout Sessions
False claims in the sale of goods and services is where the False Claims Act got its start. The panel will discuss recent procurement fraud cases in the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and Department of Energy arenas and where this ever- consequential area of practice may go next.
Michael Waldman, Partner, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber
Jonathan Aronie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Alicia Bentley, Senior Trial Counsel, Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section
Vince McKnight, DC Managing Partner, Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP
State FCA Roundtable
Many states and a few localities have FCA analogs of their own, and increasingly they rely upon these statutes to enforce state interests. A panel of experts will discuss this important area, including how to work with multiple government agencies in settlement, state involvement in litigation.
Robert Patten, President Emeritus, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund
Teigue Carroll, Bureau Chief, Office of the Attorney General, NY
Kathleen Von Hoene, Director, Florida MFCU
Nicholas Paul, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California MFCU
2:30-3:30 PM | Loan & Grant Fraud
With trillions of dollars in stimulus spending, loans and grants are an ever-growing area of potential False Claims Act enforcement. Hear a panel of experts discuss past practice in this area and what may lie ahead.
Kimberly Friday, Attorney, Osborn Maledon
Renee Brooker, Of Counsel, Finch McCranie LLP
Colin Huntley, Deputy Director, Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section
Gregg Shapiro, Chief, Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, USAO, District of Massachusetts
Michael Vernick, Partner, Hogan Lovells US
3:45-4:45 PM | Ethics
Consensual monitoring, handling of privileged materials, seal breaches . . . These are just some of the ethics issues that complicate FCA practice. Experienced government counsel join relator’s and defense counsel to guide you through the minefields.
David Wiseman, Assistant Director, Department of Justice, Civil Fraud
Carrie Bashaw, Senior Counsel Washington State Office of the Attorney General
Michael E. Paulhus, Partner, King & Spalding
Amanda Rocque, Deputy Civil Chief, Department of Justice, USAO-CO
Lesley Skillen, Partner, Getnick & Getnick