Webcast: False Claims Act & The Education Sector

February 13, 2024


May 17, 2024, 11 a.m. ET


Via Zoom (please contact [email protected] for more information)


This presentation will discuss developments in the False Claims Act and particularly how the False Claims Act applies to educational institutions.  We will cover the fundamentals of False Claims Act investigations and litigation, discuss recent key developments in the area, and examine how the False Claims Act has been applied to educational institutions.  Among other topics, we will discuss how the False Claims Act has been applied in the case law to educational institutions in connection with Title VI student financial aid funding, federal research grant programs, in the area of cybersecurity, and—for those educational institutions with medical facilities—in Medicare and other government funding of medical services.


Winston Y. Chan is a litigation partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s San Francisco office, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group, and also its False Claims Act/Qui Tam Defense practice group.  He leads matters involving government enforcement defense, internal investigations and compliance counseling, and regularly represents clients before and in litigation against federal, state and local agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and State Attorneys General. He is admitted to practice in California.

Jonathan Phillips is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a member of the firm’s litigation department and Co-Chair of the FDA and Health Care Practice Group and False Claims Act/Qui Tam Defense Practice Group. A former DOJ Trial Attorney, his practice focuses on FDA and health care enforcement, compliance, and litigation, as well as other white collar enforcement matters and related litigation. Mr. Phillips is ranked nationally as a leading False Claims Act practitioner by Chambers USA.

Mr. Phillips received his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Jim Zelenay is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he practices in the firm’s Litigation Department.  Jim has extensive experience in defending clients involved in white collar investigations, assisting clients in responding to government subpoenas, and in government civil fraud litigation.

Jim has been named as one of the Top 50 Litigators in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal (2018), a list that highlights “50 of the very best litigators in the business.” He was selected by Super Lawyers  as a “Rising Star” in the area of Business Litigation (2013-2018).  Jim is also a recipient of the prestigious Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing and has written extensively on the False Claims Act. Jim is a member of the California Bar.


This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement. This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour.

Application for approval is pending with the North Carolina State Bar.

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