2020 Qui Tam Conference

Programming will provide a 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 emerging trends and key developments pertaining to the FCA. Take this opportunity to interact with leading practitioners in the field while earning CLE credit and enjoying multiple networking events.

We've made it easy to register for this national event:

Register Online
Scan PDF Registration Form to meetings@fedbar.org 

Faxed and mailed registrations are also accepted. Check payments will only be processed when mailed. You must include the check in the same envelope as the form. Please be advised that faxed and mailed registrations may take up to a week for processing.

  - Fax PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090 
  - Mail PDF Registration Form to the below address 
        Federal Bar Association
        Attn: 2020 Qui Tam Conference
        PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279-0395

Registration Fees

Registration Fees

Early Bird
(on/before 1/24)

(after 1/24)

Sustaining Member 












Section Member






Payment Methods
Acceptable methods of payment include credit card and check. We can accept 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, January 31. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification. Please contact Ariel White at awhite
@fedbar.org with cancellation and/or substitution requests. 

THURSDAY - February, 27
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast 

8:30  - 9:30 a.m.

Panel 1: Year in Review

  • John R. Thomas, Partner, Healy Hafemann Magee Thomas (moderator)
  • Stuart F. Delery, Partner Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP
  • Tejinder Singh, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
  • Claire M. Sylvia, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP
9:45  - 10:45 a.m.

Panel 2: AseraCare and the Future of Medical Necessity Cases

  • Paul Chan, Principle, Bird Marella (moderator)
  • Doug Baruch, Litigation Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Natalie Waites, Senior Trial Counsel for Health Care Fraud, U.S. Department of Justice
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panel 3: Multi-Realtor Cases

  • Marlan Wilbanks, Senior Partner, Willbanks & Gouinlock (moderator)
  • Laurie Oberembt, General Attorney, The Offices, Boards and Divisions
  • Marc Raspanti, Partner, Pietragallo, Gordon, Alfano, Bosick, & Raspanti
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Keynote Speaker
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Panel 4: Emerging Trends
  • Cleveland Lawrence III, Of Counsel, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC (moderator)
  • Eric Havian, Partner, Constantine Cannon
  • Marcia Madsen, Chair of Government Contracts Practice, Mayer Brown
  • John McKnight, Senior Litigation Counsel/Co-Chair, Whistleblower Practice, Sandford Heisler Sharp LLP
  • Rebecca Tinio, Deputy Chief of the Civil Frauds Divison, United States Attorney's Office of Southern District of New York
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.


  • David Chizewer, Principal, Goldberg Kohn Ltd. (moderator)
  • Niall McCarthy, Principal, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
  • Mitch Neumeister, Attorney, California Department of Insurance
  • Joel Richlin, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel, Prime Healthcare
  • Ross Silverman, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Panel 6: Asset Forfeiture

  • J. Scott Gilbert, Counsel, Watkins & Eager (moderator)
  • Ralph Caccia, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Colleen Kennedy, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California
  • Silvija Strikis, Partner, Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Fredrick

FRIDAY - February, 28
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast 

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Panel 7: Cooperation

  • Kyle Cohen, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorneys Office, Middle District of Florida (moderator)
  • David Finkelstein, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Adam Katz, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator, U.S. Attorneys Office, Northern District of New York
  • Jason Mehta, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • David Rosenbloom, Partner, McDermot, Will, & Emery
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Panel 8: Dismissals

  • Colin Huntley, Assistant Director of Justice Civil Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice (moderator)
  • Derek Adams, Partner, Feldesman, Tuker, Leifer, Fidel LLP
  • Ed Crooke, Assistant Director of Civil Division and Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Anna Haac, Partner, Tycko & Zavareei LLP
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Panel 9: Discovery

  • Selina Coleman, Partner, Reed Smith LLP (moderator)
  • Chris Harwood, Partner, Morvillo
  • Amy Kossak, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Chris LaCour, Chief, Tort Litigation Branch, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency
  • Jed Wulfekotte, Partner, Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP
12:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Panel 10: AUSA Procedures
  • R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, PC (moderator)
  • Ann Bildsten, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota
  • Charlene Fullmer, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Joe Price, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California
  • James Weinkle, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Panel 11: Ethics
  • Michael E. Paulhus, Partner, King & Spalding LLP (moderator)
  • Jennifer Verkamp, Partner, Morgan Verkamp, LLC
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Please find a list of hotels below that are within walking distance of the conference venue:

Courtyard Washington DC / Dupont Circle (Marriott)
1900 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-9300

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-3000

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

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Ariel White, Conference Coordinator.

February 27 - 28, 2020
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

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