New York, NY, October 29, 2017 —- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kayla Kaplan, Attorney, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP will speak at a webcast entitled: “Keeping an Eye Out for False Claims Act (FCA) Enforcements in 2017: Understanding the Recent Developments.” This webcast is scheduled on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (ET)
The False Claims Act (FCA) continues to pose unique liability risks for healthcare providers and companies conducting business with the US Government. In 2016, nearly $5 billion in FCA settlements and judgments were recovered by the Department of Justice, demonstrating its aggressive enforcement of the law. To avoid the risk of running afoul with FCA, it is critical that companies understand the latest developments in FCA enforcement, investigations, and litigation. It will also help to establish a robust compliance program to deflect unwanted pitfalls.
This course offers a discussion of the recent developments in the FCA, including the Trump administration’s prosecution of FCA actions, increased civil penalties, the implied false certification basis of liability, and other significant issues. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners organized by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the impact of these developments to future FCA investigations and litigation. They will also offer practical guidance on how to avoid or minimize FCA exposure.
In this Live Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
– Background of the Civil False Claims Act
– Update on Escobar
– Enforcement Trends
Expanding role of economists, statisticians, and data analysts in FCA matters
About Kayla Kaplan
Kayla Stachniak Kaplan, senior associate at Fried Frank and a member of the Firm’s False Claims Act and FIRREA practice group, represents corporations in a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on cases arising under the civil FCA and, in particular, cases involving the financial, aerospace, and defense industries. Ms. Kaplan has been a contributing co-author of FraudMail Alert®, which regularly reports on significant developments in the FCA arena. Ms. Kaplan was named a James Kent Scholar and received her JD from Columbia Law School in 2009. She received her BS, summa cum laude, and BA, summa cum laude, from Tulane University in 2006. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
From offices located in the world’s principal financial centers, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s lawyers provide advice to clients regarding their most critical legal and business needs. Fried Frank’s False Claims Act and FIRREA attorneys have extensive experience in every facet of the civil False Claims Act, and have been on the cutting edge of litigation and debate about the interpretation and scope of both statutes – the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989. The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, healthcare, and other government contractors in high stakes cases. The Firm’s False Claims Act and FIRREA practitioners also assist and represent entities not normally associated with federal and state fraud investigations, such as municipal airport authorities, computer manufacturers, private and state universities, academic medical centers, import and export companies, major accounting and consulting firms, magazine publishers, and oil and gas exploration companies.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.
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