Suzanne Galbato to Participate in Panel Discussion at NDNY-FCBA CLE Seminar

April 21, 2015

By: Suzanne O. Galbato

The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents “False Claims Act and Qui Tam Seminar”

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session I: Registration - 9:30 a.m.
Session II: Registration - 12:30 p.m.
James M. Hanley Federal Building and Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 7th Floor
100 South Clinton Street

The civil False Claims Act is one of the fastest growing areas of federal litigation, particularly because of its unique qui tam provisions, which allow private citizens to file suit alleging fraud on behalf of the government. If the government prevails in the action, the whistleblower (known as a “relator”) receives up to 30 percent of the recovery. The U.S. Department of Justice obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government last fiscal year alone, with whistleblowers receiving $435 million.

2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Adam J. Katz, Randall M. Fox, Omer Poirier, Suzanne O. Galbato
Moderator: Gabriel M. Nugent

  • parallel civil and criminal proceedings
  • damage theories
  • ethical concerns when advancing a case
  • emerging issues in FCA litigation
  • New York State FCA