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False Claims Act & Qui Tam

False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and litigation can be among the most consequential matters faced by companies and their boards. Paul, Weiss has successfully represented a wide range of clients in FCA and other matters involving allegations of government fraud. Our team offers an unparalleled combination of litigation expertise and senior government experience.

Awards & Recognition

Randy Luskey Named a 2022 “Top Health Care Lawyer” by the Daily Journal

Litigation partner Randy Luskey was recognized as a 2022 “Top Health Care Lawyer” by the Daily Journal, which annually highlights the California-based attorneys leading in the most noteworthy health care matters ranging from litigation to transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and counseling.

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Client News

Citibank Secures Dismissal in Florida False Claims Act Case

Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Citibank, N.A., securing the dismissal of a qui tam action brought in Florida state court under the Florida False Claims Act (FFCA).

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Publications

Randy Luskey and Michael Milea Discuss Uncertainty About the Scope of the Eliminating Kickbacks Recovery Act in the Daily Journal

Litigation partner Randy Luskey and associate Michael Milea discuss how the first criminal conviction under the EKRA has created uncertainty.

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Publications

Private Equity Firms Face Increasing False Claims Act Scrutiny

The DOJ recently announced a settlement in an FCA case involving a medical testing company that included a parallel settlement with the company’s minority owner, a private equity firm. The settlement joins a growing number of similar FCA cases taking aim at private equity firms based on their involvement with or ownership of portfolio companies.

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Events

Jeannie Rhee to Participate in Mock Trial as Part of ABA’s FCA Mock Trial Institute

Litigation partner Jeannie Rhee will cross-examine a witness as part of the ABA’s 2022 FCA Mock Trial Institute.

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Publications

DOJ Announces First False Claims Act Settlement with Borrower and its CEO for PPP Fraud

The DOJ recently announced its first civil settlement with a borrower for allegedly committing fraud in obtaining a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, in violation of the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). 

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Publications

False Claims Act Liability in the Age of COVID-19

The CARES Act and other COVID-19 relief measures have brought new focus on the False Claims Act, a potent tool used by the government and private whistleblowers for pursuing government fraud claims.  This memo provides a primer on the key aspects of FCA civil and criminal liability, identifies the primary areas of risk under the CARES Act and discusses strategies for mitigating FCA exposure.  

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Client News

JM Eagle Prevails in High-Stakes FCA Case

Paul, Weiss prevailed in a high-stakes False Claims Act damages lawsuit against our client, JM Eagle, when a judge issued a judgment as a matter of law and dismissed the case.

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Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins Dismissal of New Jersey False Claims Act Lawsuit

Paul, Weiss secured a victory for Citigroup Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. when New Jersey False Claims Act claims against them were dismissed without prejudice.

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Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins Dismissal Without Leave to Amend in California False Claims Act Lawsuit

Paul, Weiss won the dismissal with prejudice of California False Claims Act claims against Citigroup Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

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