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DOJ’S USE OF THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT:
HOW GRANTEES CAN MITIGATE THEIR RISKS

Webinar • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Why should all federal grantees worry about the $112.5 million settlement between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Duke university? Because its part of a trend toward the government’s pursuit of fraud allegations under the False Claims Act (FCA).

What exposes grantees to fraud investigations or legal actions? It might be lack of knowledge about how the FCA applies to grantees. Or, it might be a whistleblower. Either way, it’s crucial to mitigate your risks before the DOJ targets you.

Here’s where to start.

Register now for DOJ’s Use of the False Claims Act: How Grantees Can Mitigate Their Risks.

In this 90-minute webinar, attorney Derek Adams explains how DOJ’s pursuit of fraud allegations raises new risks for federal grantees. You’ll learn what can trigger FCA investigations and how to mitigate those risks. 

Avoid million-dollar liability.  From details on recent cases—including  the $112.5 million Duke University settlement—you’ll spot potential vulnerabilities in your own grant program. You’ll also learn what to do if allegations arise, including how not to make matters worse by violating often-overlooked whistleblower protections Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on giving your magazines and newsletters a strategic makeover, including how to:

  • Where FCA violations arise, including the particular risks encountered by federal grant recipients
  • How the DOJ investigates FCA cases
  • Why whistleblowers bring FCA cases—and what to do if you’re hit with an allegation
  • Examples of how grantees have run afoul of the FCA and steps you can take to avoid similar risks
  • Trends in DOJ’s enforcement reflected in recent FCA cases

As the DOJ continues to pursue fraud allegations, this webinar provides vital guidance for avoiding mistakes that have many federal grantees facing costly legal liability.

Register now for DOJ’s Use of the False Claims Act: How Grantees Can Mitigate Their Risks.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of universities, companies and organizations that receive federal funds, especially those who receive federal grants. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • In-house counsel
  • CEOs
  • Compliance officers
  • Operational officers
  • Researchers
  • Scientists

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Derek Adams

Derek Adams is a partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP.  He is a member of the firm’s False Claims Act, FIRREA, and Litigation practice groups.  Mr. Adams represents universities, companies, individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and local governments facing a variety of investigations and legal actions under the False Claims Act, and related statutes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Adams served as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section, where he worked on numerous complex cases under the False Claims Act and FIRREA.  In under five years, his matters recovered more than 2 billion dollars for the public fisc.

Mr. Adams began his legal career at a leading Am Law 50 law firm, representing clients in high-stakes litigation, including allegations of securities fraud, common law fraud, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.

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