Robert J. Nelson, Partner and Chair of the False Claims Act Practice Group, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast
New York, NY, December 17, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert J. Nelson, Partner and Chair of the False Claims Act Practice Group, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “False Claims Act in 2014: Implementation Issues LIVE Webcast This two-hour event is scheduled on January 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.
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With record recoveries, the Department of Justice, qui tam whistle blowers, and state Attorneys General have continued to step up their enforcement efforts in False Claims Act cases. Armed with enhanced legislation and stricter enforcement tools, DOJ and other agencies, are able to more easily identify and act on fraud. Now, more than ever, government contractors in various industries including defense, aerospace, healthcare, and financial services, must be mindful of this powerful statute and vigilant about compliance or face stiff penalties.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to help business executives, consultants, auditors, and attorneys understand the most significant issues and recent developments with respect to the increased risks associated with the False Claims Act.
About Robert J. Nelson
Robert J. Nelson is a partner at Lieff Cabraser and chairs Lieff Cabraser’s False Claims Act practice group. Mr. Nelson has been the lead lawyer on numerous whistleblower cases, including a $46 million settlement involving Sutter Health in 2013, as well as a $78.5 million settlement involving the University of Phoenix. Mr. Nelson was recognized in 2010 as California Lawyer magazine's Attorney of the Year for his work on the University of Phoenix case. Mr. Nelson previously achieved the same recognition in 2008 in connection with a verdict he obtained against Chrysler for $54 million, including $50 million in punitive damages. Mr. Nelson has been court-appointed class counsel in more than two dozen class actions in state and federal courts around the country, and is a frequent lecturer on class action and whistleblower issues. He is a 1987 graduate of NYU School of Law, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and was an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Nelson served as a judicial clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
About Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is a sixty-plus attorney AV-rated law firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Nashville. Representing plaintiffs in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases, Lieff Cabraser has taken on many of the world's largest corporations, holding them accountable for their behavior. Lieff Cabraser also represents plaintiffs in the fields of personal injury and mass torts, securities and financial fraud, employment discrimination and unlawful employment practices, product defect, antitrust and intellectual property, consumer protection, environmental and toxic exposure, and human rights.
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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.
The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website: www.knowledgecongress.org