In-House Counsel CLE Series: The False Claims Act – What You Need to Know

November 17, 2014

By: Suzanne O. Galbato


11:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration and Lunch
Lunch is included and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon.

Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Presented by Edward R. Conan and Suzanne O. Galbato

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the number of lawsuits claiming violations of the federal False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA’s unique enforcement provisions create a strong incentive for individuals to bring suit against current or former employers, or other companies and institutions alleging fraud against the government by means of false certifications of compliance, false claims for payment, false statements resulting in payment with U.S. funds, or the improper use of grant monies. The substantial damages and penalties available under the federal and New York FCA statutes can give rise to significant exposure for companies and institutions that receive funding from, or do business with, governmental agencies or their contractors. Litigation of federal FCA cases resulted in recoveries of more than $3.8 billion in 2013 alone, and nearly $39 billion since 1986. Suzanne Galbato and Ed Conan of Bond’s Complex Litigation Practice Group will provide an overview of the evolving FCA litigation landscape, including the FCA’s background, enforcement mechanisms, provisions pertaining to liability, and provisions relating to damages and penalties. The program will also feature an overview of New York’s recently amended False Claims Act. Practical advice will be offered for in-house counsel charged with avoiding liability under the FCA, dealing with employee-relators and government investigators, and defending against FCA claims.

1.5 CLE Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)

CLE Credit

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. Each program has been designated as providing the listed number of credits in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.

Registration Fee

$25 per person
The registration fee will be waived for demonstrated cases of financial hardship.

This seminar series is intended for the invited guests of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, who reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant.

Seminar Locations

This seminar series will be conducted live from one Bond office and transmitted simultaneously via a videoconference network connecting our offices in Central, Eastern and Western New York, New York City and on Long Island. Bond’s technology allows real time interaction between the attendees in our offices and the speaker(s). Seating is limited. Early registration is recommended.

Albany — 111 Washington Avenue, 518.533.3000
Buffalo — Key Center, 40 Fountain Plaza, 716.566.2800
Garden City — 1010 Franklin Avenue, 516.267.6300
New York City — 600 Third Avenue, 646.253.2300
Rochester — 350 Linden Oaks, 585.362.4700
Syracuse — One Lincoln Center, 315.218.8000