Thompson Government Contracting

The Civil False Claims Act: What it is and Why It is Important

Thursday, September 22, 2016 

Webinar Details

Subject: Federal Contracting

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

Government business can generate strong profits, but if a contractor or subcontractor violates the Civil False Claims Act (FCA), they can face stiff penalties.

Unfortunately, violating the FCA can be easier than you think: Fraudulent claims, spending money inappropriately on behalf of the government, or failing to comply with contract provisions, statutes or regulations can all potentially lead to FCA violations.

And remember, government isn’t the only one enforcing the FCA — Even private citizens can sue contractors on behalf of the federal government, if they believe the contractor has defrauded the government in some way. Before that happens, you need to head off trouble—and lawsuits.

Register now for The Civil False Claims Act: What It Is and Why It Is Important.

In this 90-minute webinar, legal expert Paul Debolt explains how the FCA has become such a powerful tool in the government’s anti-fraud arsenal. From the fine lines on how “knowingly” is defined, to indirect liability, you’ll learn how to conduct business with the federal government without triggering enforcement action or a lawsuit.

Practical steps for avoiding claims and lawsuits. Debolt explains what contractors must understand about the FCA and its amendments. He shares real-world tips for mitigating risks, including “hypotheticals” you can use to identify potential issues and areas of concern in your specific business. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Learning Objectives:

Reserve your space now for trouble-shooting guidance on:

  • Explore the role of the False Claims Act today and what it covers
  • Discover what constitutes a “false claim”
  • Understand what implied certification means and how trouble can arise
  • Review the penalties associated with false claims
  • Learn what steps contractors can take to mitigate the risk of potential False Claim Act lawsuits

Remember, with whistleblowers eligible to receive up to 30% of recovered funds, your claims, records, goods, services and even contracts are under intense scrutiny. Don’t miss this opportunity to reduce the risks of FCA enforcement and lawsuits!

Register now for The Civil False Claims Act: What It Is and Why It Is Important.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all contractors and subcontractors. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Contract administrators
  • Program managers
  • CFOs
  • CTRs
  • Agency and contractors’ counsel

Paul Debolt
Paul Debolt assists companies and individuals on issues that arise from conducting business with the federal government, including civil fraud. He is experienced in the competitive source selection process, defending or prosecuting bid protests, issuing advice concerning compliance with government regulations and laws during the performance of a contract, and helping to resolve disputes and claims during contract performance or as a result of contract termination. Mr. Debolt also has significant experience with due diligence in connection with the merger and acquisition of government contractors, as well as post-transaction matters such as novations. He counsels clients on the Service Contract Act, the civil False Claims Act, joint ventures and teaming agreements, prime-subcontractor disputes, internal investigations, mandatory disclosures and data rights issues.

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