An Attorney's Guide to the Federal False Claims Act
About this Program
The current economic situation has made fraud an increasingly relevant concern for legal practitioners. In this fast-paced and engaging dialogue from attorneys Sheila Gowan and Robert Sadowski, the Federal False Claims Act is examined from multiple angles, from the bases for liability to monetary awards for qui tam plaintiffs; from filing a claim to the complex phenomenon of government intervention. Gowan and Sadowski also pay special attention to the Federal Enforcement Recovery Act, passed in May 2009, which amends the Federal False Claims Act. They provide detailed case law examples, and offer a variety of practical tips for attorneys involved in fraud litigation.
I. Bases for Liability and Definitions of Key Terms
II. Practice and Procedures
III. Qui Tam Actions
V. Government Declination to Intervene
VI. Monetary Awards to the Qui Tam Plaintiff
Outstanding presenters. Very well organized
Very nicely done. Neat, coherent, orderly.
very well done
Nice sharing of the presentation and back and forth between the two speakers.
Great introduction to this topic.
Clear and concise with good materials.
Good treatment of the subject. Very well done and methodically presented. Kudos.
I really like these seminars where there's a dialogue between two speakers. Much more dynamic.
Excellent presentation! Please have these speakers back for a seminar on how to present a Qia Tam petition to the Dept of Justice including info other procedural steps that are necessary in this kind of action.
This is a solid review of a must-know topic for any lawyer.
subject matter was a little dry but otherwise informative
GOOD ON SUBSTANCE. GREAT OVERVIEW OF FALSE CLAIMS.
Very nice overview. Glad to see the update on the statute.
Good short review
Concise and informative.
Good format made presentation mopre interesting.
Excellent presentation -- clear summary of a fairly obscure topic.
Very interesting and informative presentation.
helpful having 2 speakers instead of 1. helpful having speakers refer to pages in written materials.
The attorneys meshed well in the mechanics of their presentation and in their relating of the material
I was surprised & pleased to find that I enjoyed the seminar, since ,in my over fifty one years of practice, I've never been involved in this area of law. The presentation was interesting and informative.
Great presenters! Excellent paper and content. It was worth every penny!
Speakers and content were good. Area of law is not one of which I have keen interest but I would recommend this lecture.
Both speakers were excellent.
Really great explanation for a type of case that I have wondered about. I look forward to prosecuting one of these.
I had already researched the false claims act but I enjoyed the refresher.
presenters were informative and easy to follow
an interesting topic of which I had no knowledge.
Seasoned practitioners speaking succinctly on their area of expertise. Well done.
interesting area of the law
Dialogue done well - only one face on screen at time, Qs and As well done.
Excellent choice of speakers for this course
Best course I've seen yet, despite the fact that it's outside the area of my practice.
If interested in this area, a good overview course.
Concise but thoroughly informative on a specialized area of the law, likely to be of increasing importance with the continuing expansion of government activity and concomitant government contracts. Nuanced enough but not bogged down in technicalities.
Excellent introduction to a complicated topic.
The written materials are exceptional!
straight forward, very informative
I never heard of the Federal False Claims Act. I now appreciate it greater as a possible remedy to employ.
Very informative. Speakers were well versed on the material and kept it interesting.
Superb course -- very clear and well-organized.
Very good course and written marterial.
Very good introduction to the subject.
a lot of detail in a short course
Outstanding, highly qualified presenters. Interaction between 2 presenters made this a much more enjoyable presentation than most of the individual presentations.
This is the best course I have seen on Lawline, due to the interesting content and the conversational format that the speakers use. Bravo!
Great primer on an interesting topic.
Best course I have taken thus far. Presenters were knowledgeable and kept the pace up. An excellent job.
A daunting area, but the speakers do a good job. Enjoyed it.
These are top-flight attorneys who present very well. Thank you.
Very comprehensive and clear presentation by two extremly knowlegeable former Assistant United States Attorneys with hands on experience handling False Claims Act cases. Great Program. They should be engaged for other related cases.
Well presented, insightful, and very interesting.
A very good tag-team presentation. Well done!
Very engaging team.
This course was particularly helpful to me, and it was well prepared and presented.
Very clear and precise. No wasted time on personal stories. Extremely professionally presented. A pleasure to follow.
Good discussion of the False Claims Act by both parties---good planning points were provided.
Very good speakers. Enjoyed their presentation.
excellent and substantive program
Speakers could be a little more lively, but I learned a great deal as an employment attorney re a completely different approach to a few of my cases.
Good job on the question/answer format.
good tentative beginning overview of very complex subject.
What a great job these two dynamic speakers did with False Claims. Excellent all around presentation.
Clear and concise presentation.
If in a person's every day practice, it would be helpful.
I loved the fact that they were both former AUSAs.
Interesting seminar - good speakers.
Well-done, concise, recitation of a complex topic.
I enjoyed the dual presentation with give and take. Much easier to remain engaged in presentations using this presentation format.
Gives a very, very scary glimpse into the unfettered power of the federal government against private companies...
As a former FCA practitioner looking for an update, this was an excellent and concise presentation.
An excellent presentation of the basics of the Federal False Claims Act.
Great introduction to the Federal False Claims Act, a complicated (but potentially lucrative!) area of litigation.
the speakers clearly spent a lot of time preparing this presentation
The speakers condensed a lot of material into a short period of time. It was a good overview of the topic.
helpful for work
Well done. This is a fascinating, and growing area of the law. No doubt more and more lawyers will be looking to handle these types of claims as the record payouts continue to be reported in the news.
Excellent presentation of a complex topic
Engaging speakers. Very informative into an area of law I had little to no idea of. A must watch.
Wonderful. It brought to my attention a complete new area of the law I knew nothing about.
Great practical experience and examples.
This is a very "solid" seminar.
Clear and cogent presentation.
practical and useful
Liked the two speaker format. Both very knowledgable.
covered a lot of material in a short period of time
very well presented and fascinating subject
Extremely well presented, direct and to the point. Presenters had clear command of subject matter. Only wish it was longer and covered more.
Very pleasantly surprised on how good the course structure, presentation and materials were. Much, much better than those I've taken through the NYS bar association, sad to say.
Good basic primer on the FCA
Well rehearsed dialogue, smooth flow with focus on key points.