How the USDOJ and Relator’s Counsel Interact: Cases When They Work Together and Considerations When They Don’t

January 29, 2018 1:15pm

Andre J. Lagarde
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Sam Sheldon
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Washington, DC)

Jeffrey Dickstein
Phillips & Cohen LLP (Miami, FL)

  • Factors involved in where relators choose to file
  • How relators decide when to pursue the case when the DOJ does not intervene
  • How specific a relator needs to be to survive motion to dismiss under rule 9(b)-Victaulic case
  • Increasing trend of large litigation firms representing relators