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)
 Standard
(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.


THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 28
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

PANEL 1
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

Click Here to hear from moderator John Thomas on what to expect from this panel.

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

PANEL 2
Subjectivity: Medical Necessity, Medical Judgment, Science Grants

  • Sarah Mary Frazier, Partner, Berg & Androphy (Moderator)
  • Tarra 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) 
  • Brian P. Hudak, Deputy Chief, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mark Kleiman, Lawyer, Law Office of Mark Allen Kleiman
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon
Glenn A. Fine, Acting Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

PANEL 4
Statistical Sampling and Algorithms

  • Ashley W. Hardin, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP (Moderator) 
  • Benjamin C. Mizer, Partner, Jones Day
  • Andy Mao, Deputy Director, Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Tim Renjilian, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.

Click Here to hear from moderator Ashley Hardin on what to expect from this panel.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

PANEL 5
Materiality Issues

  • Katherine J. Seikaly, Partner, Reed Smith LLP (Moderator) 
  • Paul S. Chan, Principal, Bird Marella
  • David Finkelstein, Trial Attorney, Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Lesley C. Reynolds, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Tejinder Singh, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.

Click Here to hear from moderator Katherine Seikaly on what to expect from this panel.

FRIDAY - MARCH 1
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

PANEL 6
CIAs and Compliance Program

  • Scott R. Grubman, Partner, Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP (Moderator)
  • Eliza L. Andonova, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Perham Gorji, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Mary Riordan, General Attorney, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

PANEL 7
Ability to Pay

  • Andrew M. Miller, Shareholder, Baron & Budd, P.C. (Moderator) 
  • 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
  • Eileen Zimmer, Senior Financial Analyst, Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Click Here to hear from moderator Andrew Miller on what to expect from this panel.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PANEL 8
Mediating a Qui Tam Case

  • Lee Wallace, Partner, The Wallace Law Firm LLC (Moderator)
  • Michael E. Paulhus, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
  • Jennifer M. Verkamp, Partner, Morgan Verkamp LLC
  • Natalie Waites, Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud, Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon
Michael Granston, Director, Fraud Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

PANEL 9
Ethics

  • 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

Click Here to hear from moderator Traci Buschner on what to expect from this panel.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

PANEL 10
The FCA and Opioids

  • Wendy West 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

 
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



Thought Leadership Sponsor
Bird Marella

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.

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