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Procurement Fraud and False Claims and Accounting Cost and Pricing Joint Committee Meeting

Recent False Claims Act Cases Involving Cost Accounting and Pricing Issues

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

In Person or Virtual: Please RSVP to [email protected], indicating your in-person attendance OR requesting the Teams calendar invitation for on-line attendance 

VenueBlank Rome LLP, 1825 Eye St. NW, Washington DC 20005

Absent any blockbuster healthcare fraud settlements in FY2023, a few procurement matters have stolen the False Claims Act (FCA) spotlight—at least for a moment.  In July, the Department of Justice announced a $377 million settlement with Booz Allen Hamilton, resolving a whistleblower’s allegations that the company had improperly charged its government contracts for expenses associated with its commercial business.  In September, the United States reached a $4.4 million FCA resolution with Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation stemming from claims of double-billing labor and shifting incurred costs among the company’s various Navy contracts.  Both matters illustrate the technical cost and pricing issues that can become stumbling blocks for contractors, along with the unique procedural and litigation challenges that are part of any FCA investigation and resolution.  Our next session (60 minutes of discussion, followed by Q&A and networking) will explore the insights and practical pointers of attorneys and accounting experts who have tackled these issues and come out on the other side.

Panelists:

  • Jeff DuVal, Partner, Government Contracts Lead, HKA 

  • Brian Hudak, Civil Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

  • Bill Pittard, Managing Partner, KaiserDillon PLLC

  • Joe Poluka, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Moderator:

  • Brian Hill, Member, Miller & Chevalier 

Location Details: Blank Rome LLP is located at International Square, 1825 Eye St., N.W., just above the Farragut West Metro (Blue/Silver/Orange lines). There is a parking garage in the building and others nearby.  Lobby Security will direct you to the elevators and to the reception area on the 12th floor.  For planning purposes, please RSVP as indicated above for either in-person or on-line participation.