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James M. Hanley Federal Building
100 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13261

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Melissa Withers
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.

"False Claims Act and Qui Tam Seminar"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

James M. Hanley U.S. Federal Building
100 S. Clinton Street, 7th Floor, Jury Assembly Room
Syracuse, New York

10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Session I:  Registration at 9:30 a.m. (2.5 credits) (Reprise of July 15, 2014 CLE program - "Introduction to the False Claims Act")

Session II:  Registration at 12:30 p.m. (3.0 credits) ("Advanced Forum on False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement" - new material)

The civil False Claims Act is one of the fastest growing areas of federal litigation, particularly because of its unique qui tam provisions, which allow private citizens to file suit alleging fraud on behalf of the government. If the government prevails in the action, the whistleblower (known as a “relator”) receives up to 30 percent of the recovery. The U.S. Department of Justice obtained a record $5.69 billion in  settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government last fiscal year alone, with whistleblowers receiving 435 million.

Honorable Richard S. Hartunian
United States Attorney
Northern District of New York

Adam J. Katz, Esq.
Assistant United States Attorney
Northern District of New York

Michael D. Gadarian, Esq.
Assistant United States Attorney
Northern District of New York

Randall Fox, Esq.
Partner, Whistleblower Practice Group
Kirby McInerney LLP

Omer Poirier, Esq.
Chief Counsel, Office of Inspector General
United States Department of Transportation

Gabriel M. Nugent, Esq.
Partner and Co-Chair, White Collar Practice
Hiscock & Barclay LLP

Suzanne O. Galbato, Esq.
Member, Litigation Department
Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Lauren Owens, Esq.
Dreyer Boyajian LLP