A Special Interview with
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Michael Granston

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Learn Enforcement Priorities Directly from Government
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Philip Selden

First Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland

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Sean Keveney

Deputy General Counsel
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Robert J. Troester

United States Attorney
Western District of Oklahoma

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Brian D. Miller

Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR)
U.S. Department of The Treasury

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Thomas “Teige” Carroll

Bureau Chief
Taxpayer Protection Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General

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Kevin Andrew Chambers

Associate Deputy Attorney General
Director of Covid-19 Fraud Enforcement

Department of Justice

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Richard Hayes

Deputy Chief, Civil Division
United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

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Matthew Feeley

Assistant United States Attorney, Healthcare Fraud/ACE Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida

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John Vagelatos

Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division
United States Attorney’s​ Office, Eastern District of New York

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Michael J. Petron

CPA, CFE, Manager, Forensic Investigations Group
Executive Office of United States Attorneys

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Sean O’Donnell

Acting Inspector General
U.S. Department of Defense

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual statistics for the False Claims Act (FCA) and fraud cases for fiscal year 2021. The DOJ reported that it recovered $5.6 billion in final judgments and settlements during this time period — the second largest annual total in FCA history, and the largest since 2014.

With 598 qui tam lawsuits filed in 2021, and 203 filed by DOJ, the recovery statistics for fiscal year 2021 show a sustained and aggressive use of the FCA by the government and qui tam relators alike.

The DOJ also announced that the Civil Division will “energetically use every enforcement tool available to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting the COVID-19 crisis.” In addition, DOJ appointed a Chief Prosecutor to lead pandemic recovery fraud efforts.

Finally, DOJ revealed the creation of a Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative that will utilize the FCA to pursue cybersecurity related fraud by government contractors and grant recipients.

By all accounts, the trend for government initiated FCA actions is continuing to climb, leaving the industry wondering:

  • What will total recoveries amount to at the end of Fiscal ’22?
  • What can we expect for Fiscal ‘22?
  • Where will government enforcement priorities lie?
  • Which industries are at greatest risk?
  • What can you do now to prepare for the next wave of FCA enforcement and protect your client’s interests?

ACI’s 9th Advanced Forum on False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement, taking place IN-PERSON in New York City, will address the underlying controversies and challenges posed by these questions. Join us for in-depth discussions and analyses of the latest guidance, initiatives, and enforcement statistics, featuring a faculty of government speakers and leading defense, in-house, and relators’ counsel.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
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Joseph H. Hunt

Senior Counsel
Alston & Bird

“This year’s conference will feature key leaders, experts, and panelists from government, the Relators bar, the defense bar, and from industry – people who will address critical and emerging issues in the False Claims Act and qui tam space. Mark your calendars now. Or better yet – just go ahead and register!”

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Kirsten Mayer

Head of U.S. Compliance, Vice President, Legal
Argenx US, Inc.

“This advanced forum consistently delivers robust insights from key stakeholders through panel presentations, engaging debate, and informal discussion. We can’t wait to see you in NYC!”

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WHO ATTENDS
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • In-House Counsel
  • Litigators

Outside Counsel specializing in :

  • False Claims Act
  • Fraud
  • Corporate Compliance
  • White Collar Crime
  • Government Contracts
  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences
  • Financial Services
Testimonials
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This conference provides a tremendous annual opportunity for attorneys from the government, Relator and defense bar to gather, present and discuss trends and issues concerning the False Claims Act in a structured, intimate, and informal setting.

Savaria B. Harris
Senior Counsel, Regulatory Law, Johnson & Johnson
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Year after year, this forum provides practitioners from all perspectives a unique opportunity to learn about and engage in an open and frank dialogue regarding the most important enforcement trends, case developments, and practice tips in the False Claims Act arena.

Douglas W. Baruch
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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I look forward to this conference every year. It provides valuable insight into how the various stakeholders analyze FCA issues – industry, prosecutors, and Relator counsel.

Catherine Kane Ronis
Vice President, BAE Systems, Inc.