FALSE CLAIMS ACT DEFENSE
The False Claims Act is the federal government’s primarily litigation
tool in combating fraud. Throughout the years, there has been a significant
increase in enforcement activity under the civil and criminal False Claim
Acts, both by direct government action and by private qui tam relators.
In fiscal year 2014 alone, the United States recovered nearly $6 billion
in False Claims Act settlements and judgments. Many states, as well as
the District of Columbia, also have False Claims Act statutes that can
be utilized to independently recover state funds lost to alleged fraud.
Thus, it is critical that any government contractor subject to an investigation
or charged under the False Claims Act immediately seek seasoned counsel.
Our government contracts attorneys are also internationally recognized
trial attorneys who regularly defend clients against fraud allegations,
both throughout federal and state investigations and at trial. Many of
our attorneys previously served as government prosecutors before coming
to private practice. We know the courts and investigating agencies, and
understand how government prosecutors think. This specialized knowledge
allows our attorneys to develop a tailor-made strategy based on the anticipated
tactics and theories of prosecutors or investigators. The result is a
proactive, thorough and analytical approach to defense that is necessary
given the high-stakes involved in False Claims Act cases.