June 06, 2018

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to speak at ABA conference on Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018 — Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be the keynote speaker at the American Bar Association’s 12th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, June 13-15 at the Hamilton Hotel in Washington D.C. Rosenstein, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, will deliver his address on Thursday, June 14, at 12:15 p.m.

What:
12th National Institute on the Civil False
Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement
Presented by the ABA Criminal Justice Section,  
Health Law Section, Section of Public Contract Law;
and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

When:
June 13-15, 2018

Where:
Hamilton Hotel
1001 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

The Civil False Claims Act (FCA) is the one of the fastest growing areas of federal litigation, with settlements and judgments totaling billions of dollars each year. The conference will bring together experts from all areas — the Justice Department, state attorneys general offices, leading defense and qui tam whistleblower firms — to discuss this ever-growing area of litigation and enforcement.

A highlight of the conference will be Friday’s 12:15 p.m. “A View from the Bench” panel with federal judges Sara L. Ellis, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago; Michael Stephen Kanne, Seventh Circuit of Appeals, Chicago; and Manish S. Shah, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago. FCA practitioners must grapple with tough issues of the day, from what evidence will satisfy Escobar, to whether to rely on statistical sampling. This panel of judges will discuss with counsel from the government, relator’s bar and defense bar the practices and arguments that are most likely to persuade.

Program topics include:

  • Ethics around to attorney-client privilege and its waiver, representation of employees in FCA investigations and use of internal documents by realtor’s counsel
  • FCA trials
  • Developments in health care fraud
  • Loan fraud
  • Procurement fraud
  • Grants and research misconduct
  • Liability developments
  • Damages and settlement strategy

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

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Robert Robinson at 202-662-1097 or Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

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