2019 Qui Tam Conference


Join the Federal Bar Association’s Qui Tam Section as it provides fresh analysis on the rapidly changing landscape of False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement. This two-day conference will feature experienced FCA litigators from a variety of perspectives who will dive into advanced topics and discuss the latest developments, practices, and pitfalls pertaining to the FCA. Take this opportunity to interact with leading practitioners in the field while earning CLE credit and enjoying multiple networking events.

Watch a recently released video featuring the planning chairs and their vision for the conference!  

There are three ways to register for this national event:
1) Register Online
2) Fax PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090 for processing
3) Mail PDF Registration Form to the following address for processing
        Federal Bar Association
        Attn: 2019 Qui Tam Conference
        PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279-0395

Registration Fees

   Early Bird
(on or before 1/18)
(after 1/18)
 Sustaining Member   $380  $435
 Member  $400  $460
 Section Member  $325  $385
 Nonmember  $525  $625
 Government/Academic   $300  $350
 Student  $180  $200

Payment Methods
Acceptable methods of payment include credit card and check. We can accept exact cash payments onsite on the event date. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.
Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, February 1, 2019. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification. Please contact Caitlin Rider at
crider@fedbar.org with cancellation and/or substitution requests.

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Year in Review

  • John R. Thomas, Partner, Healy Hafemann Magee Thomas (Moderator)
  • Claire M. Sylvia, Attorney, Phillips & Cohen LLP
  • Stuart F. Delery, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Subjectivity: Medical Necessity, Medical Judgment, Science Grants

  • Sarah M. Frazier, Partner, Berg & Androphy (Moderator)
  • Tara DeShields, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, District of Maryland, U.S. Department of Justice
  • David L. Douglass, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Nola J. Hitchcock Cross, Attorney, Cross Law Firm, S.C.

Click Here to hear from moderator Sarah Frazier on what to expect from this panel.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PANEL 3
Parallel Civil and Criminal Investigations

  • Jonathan W. Haray, Partner, DLA Piper (Moderator) 
  • Kate Connelly, Corporate Counsel, Investigations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Brian P. Hudak, Deputy Chief, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mark Kleiman, Owner, Law Office of Mark Allen Kleiman
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Statistical Sampling and Algorithms

  • Ashley W. Hardin, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP (Moderator) 
  • Benjamin C. Mizer, Partner, Jones Day
  • Andy Mao, Deputy Director, Commercial Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Tim Renjilian, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Materiality Issues

  • Katherine J. Seikaly, Partner, Reed Smith LLP (Moderator) 
  • Paul S. Chan, Principal, Bird Marella
  • David Finkelstein, Trial Attorney, Civil Frauds Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Lesley C. Reynolds, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Tejinder Singh, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

CIAs and Compliance Program

  • Scott R. Grubman, Partner, Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP (Moderator)
  • Eliza L. Andonova, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Ability to Pay

  • Andrew M. Miller, Shareholder, Baron & Budd, P.C. (Moderator) 
  • Eileen Zimmer, Senior Financial Analyst, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Jonathan H. Gold, Trial Attorney, Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • William F. Gould, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Daniel R. Miller, Shareholder, Berger Montague PC
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PANEL 8
Mediating a Qui Tam Case

  • Lee Wallace, Mediator, The Wallace Law Firm LLC (Moderator)
  • Michael E. Paulhus, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
  • Lane Woodke, Chief, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Jennifer M. Verkamp, Partner, Morgan Verkamp LLC
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon
Joseph H. Hunt, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.


  • Traci L. Buschner, Founding Partner, Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC (Moderator) 
  • Kathleen Clark, Professor, Washington University School of Law
  • Precious M. Gittens, Partner, Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC
  • David Wiseman, Senior Trial Counsel, Commercial Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

The FCA and Opioids

  • Wendy W. Feinstein, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Moderator)
  • Jennifer Fountain Connolly, Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Daniel J. Grooms, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Rebecca J. Hillyer, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Contact Elizabeth Johnson if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Caitlin Rider, Sr. Meeting Planner.

February 28 - March 1, 2019
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

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