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Designed to be interesting and fun for both novice False Claims Act qui tam whistleblower attorneys and those with ample experience with this unique law, this session combines an overview of qui tam litigation involving financial fraud perpetrated against the federal and state governments: health care, military or other government procurement, and additional violations your clients may report. Our guest speakers from the Department of Justice present their personal views on how whistleblowers and their lawyers can best enhance their prospects and maximize government recoveries—and thus those of the whistleblowers.
Shauna B. Itri Shauna B. Itri concentrates her practice on complex litigation, specifically representing whistleblowers in qui tam or False Claims Act law suits in state and federal courts throughout the United States and tax and securities whistleblowers with...MoreShauna B. Itri concentrates her practice on complex litigation, specifically representing whistleblowers in qui tam or False Claims Act law suits in state and federal courts throughout the United States and tax and securities whistleblowers with claims under the IRS and SEC whistleblower programs. Ms. Itri has worked on a series of False Claims Act cases against large drug companies for fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid drug pricing. This litigation has returned well over $1 billion to state and federal governments pursuant to the Federal and State False Claims Acts, including a $150 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline PLC, a $190 million settlement with Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and a $280 million settlement in United States of America ex rel Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. v. Boehringer Ingelheim Corp., et al. (Civil Action No. 07-10248, D. Mass.). In addition to representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases, Ms. Itri has experience representing whistle blowers both in cases involving claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. Ms. Itri earned her Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law School Sports & Entertainment Law Journal and published an article entitled “Maurice Clarett v. N.F.L.: An Analysis of Clarett’s Challenge to the Legality of the NFL’s Draft Eligibility Rule Under Antitrust Laws.” Ms. Itri was named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star” in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by Philadelphia Magazine and was placed on Philadelphia’s First Judicial District’s 2010 and 2011 Roll of Honor for Pro Bono Service for her service in the community. Collapse
Tracy L. Hilmer Tracy L. Hilmer is an Assistant Director in the Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, in Washington, D.C. She joined the Section as a trial attorney in 1999 after a number of years in...MoreTracy L. Hilmer is an Assistant Director in the Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, in Washington, D.C. She joined the Section as a trial attorney in 1999 after a number of years in private practice and has investigated, litigated, and settled a broad range of False Claims Act cases. She was promoted to Senior Trial Counsel in 2007 and became an Assistant Director in 2010. Ms. Hilmer is a 1989 graduate of the Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Collapse
Mark A. Kleiman Mark A. Kleiman specializes in False Claims Act litigation. Cases he has filed have led to nearly 500 million dollars being recovered for the federal and state governments, with his clients receiving over 80 million dollars in relator’s share. An...MoreMark A. Kleiman specializes in False Claims Act litigation. Cases he has filed have led to nearly 500 million dollars being recovered for the federal and state governments, with his clients receiving over 80 million dollars in relator’s share. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Kleiman has won multi-million dollar verdicts in consumer fraud and other cases he has taken to trial. Mr. Kleiman has written a NELA amicus brief to the Supreme Court on whistleblowerrights, and co-authored a second brief. He has served on an FDA Advisory Panel for medical devices, and on the boards of state licensing agencies. He has been a consultant for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the American Public Health Association, and the American Cancer Society. He has served as a state bar appointed Special Master during investigations of fraudulent medical-legal activity in California. He has lectured at UCLA, Columbia University and the University of North Carolina. In addition to his legal education, he holds a Masters degree in Public Health from UCLA. He practices in Venice, California. Collapse
Ann Lugbill Ann Lugbill is of counsel to Murphy Anderson, PLLC, with offices in Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Murphy Anderson is a union-side labor and public interest law firm, representing unions and union workers and employees in employment...MoreAnn Lugbill is of counsel to Murphy Anderson, PLLC, with offices in Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Murphy Anderson is a union-side labor and public interest law firm, representing unions and union workers and employees in employment related matters (ERISA, class action, wage & hour, and appellate practice), and whistleblowers. Ms. Lugbill focuses upon representation of False Claims Act qui tam, SEC and IRS whistleblowers. She recently represented a former Tremco roofing executive in a $ 61 million GSA pricing fraud scheme settled in August 2013. She represented the late Glenn DeMott, a Pfizer whistleblower, whose qui tam case was part of the overall $ 2.3 billion Pfizer pharmaceutical fraud settlement involving multiple drugs–the largest such False Claims Act civil settlement to date. Past clients include over 40 qui tam relators, including Jack Gravitt, a pioneer whistleblower whose experiences are in the 1986 False Claims Act legislative history and Mer edith McCoyd, the primary whistleblower in the blockbuster $ 1.6 Depakote pharmaceutical False Claims Act settlement involving Abbott Labs. A co-founder of NELA’s Ohio Employment Lawyers Association and the Morrow Fund of Workplace Fairness, Ms. Lugbill is NELA’s Sixth Circuit Affiliate Relations Committee Representative and charter member of Ohio’s Board for Certification of Specialists in Labor and Employment Law, certifying experts in labor and employment law. She and her firm have authored or co-authored many NELA amicus briefs—including the first NELA brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. She chaired the Cincinnati Bar’s Grievance Committee, authorized by the Ohio Supreme Court to enforce lawyers’ professional ethics rules, and co authored two books: False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation and Representing the Terminated Employee in Ohio. Ms. Lugbill graduated from Kalamazoo College and the University of Virginia Law School. Collapse
October 18, 2013
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Getting To Know The False Claims Act -Audio
Getting To Know The False Claims Act - Release of Claims
Getting To Know The False Claims Act - Itris
Getting To Know The False Claims Act - PPT
Getting To Know The False Claims Act - Kleinman Paper
Getting To Know The False Claims Act - Simpson vs Bayer
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