Now in its fourth highly successful year, American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement returns to New York City with a new venue at the Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan. This must-attend event provides the most up-to-date guidance and analysis available right from the most respected practitioners in the field, whether Government Prosecutors, Defense or Relator Bar, or leading InHouse Counsel across the affected industries on the rapidly changing landscape of FCA enforcement.
This bespoke two-day forum has been specifically designed for in-house counsel and chief compliance officers in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, defense, aerospace and financial services industries; as well for private practitioners in this field, to stimulate discussion and analysis in this rapidly evolving and highly active area of the law. You will hear directly from the leading practitioners in the field who have actually defended and settled these cases, as well as the view from top US attorneys and Relator Bar who prosecute them. All this in addition to having a chance to network and engage with a wide range of practitioners and in-house executives from across the country.
WilmerHale Partner Jonathan Cedarbaum will speak on the panel "What Major Actual and Proposed Legislative Changes mean for Complying Firms' Positions," which will explore the following topics:
- Impact of doubling of civil penalties for FCA violations to more than $21,000 per claim
- Effect of Medicare's “60-day rule” for reimbursements • What is the scope of and the early activity under the FAST Act?
- Potential for reduced damages if certified compliance programs in place?
- Could the DOJ be forced to pay for defense costs if cases deemed not meritorious?
- Other proposals to improve the fairness of FCA: how likely are changes to be made in the coming years?
- Proposals for new or strengthened whistleblower programs and their prospects for adoption