False Claims Act/Qui Tam/FIRREA

Extensive experience helping clients navigate complex regulatory, strategic, and litigation issues that arise in false claims cases. Broad industry experience including healthcare, life sciences, higher education, financial services and government contracts.

Why Cooley
  • Global senior team made up of five Fellows of American College of Trial Lawyers and 30+ former government attorneys, including the former Acting Associate Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice, former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers, and a former FDA enforcement attorney
  • Deep experience with False Claims Act, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), qui tam and other whistleblower claims brought against companies, directors and officers
  • Experience conducting internal investigations and advising on corporate compliance concerns for companies in all phases of maturity
  • Expertise working with early-stage companies on fraud and abuse compliance
  • Deep understanding of specifically regulated industries, including mortgages, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and other products regulated by the FDA
  • Routine engagement with federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Defense, Homeland Security, State, Interior, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, the Small Business Administration and the General Services Administration, as well as the procuring agencies of many state and local governments
  • Knowledge of the factors the government (including Inspectors General, Assistant US Attorneys and state regulators) considers in deciding whether to pursue fraud and abuse matters
  • Extensive experience in cases that involve parallel civil, criminal, and internal investigations
  • Team of attorneys with significant experience defending False Claims Act and FIRREA cases and investigations—and their administrative equivalent under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA)—related to government-backed loan programs
  • Deep bench of 400+ litigators worldwide
  • Access to team of experienced employment litigators ready to advise on and aggressively defend against claims of retaliation by whistleblowers
Their capacity to handle really complex matters and arguments is very impressive. – Chambers USA
Recognition
  • The American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 
  • Chambers USA: Commercial Litigation; White Collar; Education; Healthcare; Life Sciences 
  • Legal 500 US: Commercial Litigation; White Collar; Education; Healthcare; Life Sciences
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation  
Very strong performer in the area. – Chambers USA

Litigation Department of the Year

Cooley Named Finalist for The American Lawyer's Prestigious Litigation Department of the Year Award.

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Group contacts
Michael Attanasio  Litigation Department Chair San Diego
Douglas P. Lobel  Partner Reston
David E. Mills  Partner Washington, DC
Andrew D. Goldstein  Partner Washington, DC, New York
Daniel Grooms  Partner Washington, DC
Mazda Antia  Partner San Diego, Los Angeles
Shamis Beckley  Partner Boston
Gina Cavalier  Partner Los Angeles
Michael McMahon  Associate Boston
Sonia Nath  Partner Washington, DC
Katherine Brockway Katz  Partner Washington, DC
Michelle L. Rogers  Partner Washington, DC
Katherine L. Halliday  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Kate Goodman  Special Counsel Chicago
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