Webcast: 2017 Mid-Year Update: The False Claims Act and the Education Sector

July 26, 2017

​The False Claims Act (FCA) is well-known as one of the most powerful tools in the government’s arsenal to combat fraud, waste and abuse anywhere government funds are implicated. The U.S. Department of Justice has made clear that vigorous FCA enforcement is here to stay,  with newly filed cases remaining at historical peak levels and the DOJ  on pace to recover more than $3 billion from FCA cases for the seventh straight year.  More than ever, any company that deals in government funds—including companies in the education, health care and life sciences, government contracting and financial services sectors—needs to stay abreast of how the government and private whistleblowers alike are wielding this tool, and how they can prepare and defend themselves.

Please join Gibson Dunn for a 90-minute discussion of the latest developments in FCA, including:

  • The latest trends in FCA enforcement actions and associated litigation involving the education sector;
  • Updates on the Trump Administration’s approach to FCA enforcement;
  • Notable legislative and administrative developments affecting the FCA’s statutory framework and application; and
  • The latest developments in FCA case law following the Supreme Court’s Escobar decision.

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Nicola Hanna is a partner in the Orange County office and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations, Class Action and Complex Litigation, and Health Care practice groups. He has represented numerous clients in FCA actions brought against educational institutions, government contractors, and health care providers.

James Zelenay is a partner in the Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is experienced in federal and state FCA matters and whistleblower litigation, in which he has represented a breadth of industries and clients, including educational institutions.

Christina Yang is an associate in the Palo Alto office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. She has extensive experience in a broad range of civil business litigation, with a focus on consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation.



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