Reading the Tea Leaves: False Claims Act Enforcement under the Biden-Harris Administration

By Scott Grubman, Esq., Chilivis Grubman Dalbey & Warner LLP, Atlanta, GA

FCA Enforcement During the Trump Administration

Just a few days before the Biden Administration took the helm of the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its Fiscal Year 2020 False Claims Act (FCA) statistics.1  As expected, the DOJ’s total recoveries were down as compared to prior years, in large part due to the interruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  That being said, the DOJ’s total FCA recoveries for Fiscal Year 2020 still exceeded $2 billion, with over $1.8 billion (90 percent) of that total coming from businesses and individuals in the healthcare industry.  

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