This session will explore the fast-moving landscape of white-collar investigations and prosecutions with a focus on the Government’s increasing use of the False Claims Act. Between an unprecedented wave of pandemic fraud investigations and the Government’s continued focus on healthcare fraud, forensic accountants are an increasingly important member of the white-collar criminal defense team.
Differentiate between civil and criminal fraud statutes and understand that resources the Government has available in conducting investigations under the False Claims Act.
Identify the types of fraud prosecuted under False Claims Act statutes and the significant role that whistleblowers and qui tam litigation play.
Recognize the importance of forensic accountants to white collar defense lawyers in investigations under the False Claims Act.
Predict future prosecutorial trends under the False Claims Act.