VIEW FROM THE RELATOR BAR
How the Relator Bar Operates: Both With or Without Government Intervention

January 30, 2017 3:15pm

Dan Oliverio
Partner
Hodgson Russ LLP (Buffalo, NY)

Robert Vogel
Principal
Vogel Slade & Goldstein LLP (Washington, DC)

  • When to file: factors to consider when bringing a claim
  • Strategies for seeking the Government’s intervention and dealing with Government declination:
    • Presenting a strong case
    • Assisting the Government’s investigation
    • Approach where Government declines and how the Government can help in a declined case (obtaining information and statements of interest/amicus briefs)
  • When relators go it alone: why more are pursuing declined cases