False Claims Act/Qui Tam

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 and government contracts.

Why Cooley
  • Global senior team made up of 4 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, 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 pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and other products regulated by the FDA
  • Routine engagement with federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Education, Defense, Homeland Security, State, Interior, Veterans Affairs 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 and criminal investigations
  • 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
  • Financial Times: Innovative Lawyers: Dispute Resolution    
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Chambers USA: Commercial Litigation; White Collar; Education; Healthcare; Life Sciences 
  • Law360: Trial Ace 
  • 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 Powerhouse

Law360 praises Cooley for its first class litigation work and dominant victories.

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Group contacts
Michael Attanasio Litigation Department Chair San Diego
Douglas P. Lobel Partner Reston
David Mills Partner Washington, DC
Andrew D. Goldstein Partner Washington, DC, New York
Daniel Grooms Partner Washington, DC
Mazda Antia Partner San Diego, Los Angeles
Gina Cavalier Partner Los Angeles
Sonia Nath Partner Washington, DC
Michael McMahon Associate Boston
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