February 23, 2018

The ABA releases new guide to avoiding false claims against government contracts

CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2018 — The new American Bar Association book, “The False Claims Act and Government Contracts,” is the much-needed, basic manual for any inside, outside, government or relator’s counsel who faces issues at the intersection of the False Claims Act (FCA) and federal government contracting.

Today, the FCA is the federal government’s principal civil tool in its anti-fraud efforts. Litigation under the FCA that involves government contracts is a complicated dance involving the Department of Justice, contracting services, contractors and, frequently, relators who have availed themselves of the qui tam provisions of the FCA. In 2016 alone, the government and relators collectively recovered over $4.7 billion under the FCA.

In this book, the authors explore the relationship between federal procurement and the FCA. The chapters take an in-depth look at the regulated nature of government contracting and the players, and readers will learn how possible modifications to the FCA may have the potential to improve compliance and reduce costs.

Title:                            ”The False Claims Act and Government Contracts”
Publisher:                    ABA Publishing
Pages:                         224
Product Code:             5390294
ISBN:                           978-1-63425-997-2
Size:                            8.5 x 11
Binding:                       Paperback 
Price:                           $69.95
Orders:                        Call 800-285-2221 or  ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by emailing Althea A. Billins at Althea.Billins@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Althea A. Billins, c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., 20th floor, Chicago, IL 60654.

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