New York, NY, March 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today John T. Boese, Of Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “False Claims Act Enforcement: Understanding the Legal Landscape LIVE Webcast” This 2-hour event is scheduled for May 5, 2010, Wednesday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2010_False.html)
False Claims Act ("FCA") enforcement actions continue to be a high priority for the US Department of Justice ("DOJ") and are popular among civil plaintiffs (also known as whistleblowers) as well. Recent settlements and litigation under emphasize the ongoing need for comprehensive and effective compliance programs. This seminar will provide critical insight regarding:
- Innovations in government liability theories and expansion of FCA actions;
- How increased government investigative resources may impact your business;
- Lessons learned from recent FCA enforcement actions;
- Tools and best practices for preventing and identifying FCA risks and potential violations of law; and
- How to cope effectively with government investigations or private civil actions.
A panel of industry leaders and governance experts is being assembled by the Knowledge Group to discuss compliance policies, recent innovations, and best practices, among others. The False Claims Act Enforcement: Understanding the Legal Landscape LIVE Webcast is for Executives, Compliance Officers, and Corporate Counsel.
About John T. Boese
John T. Boese is a member of the litigation department in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 1977 after five years in the United States Department of Justice, and he became a partner in 1980. He was a managing partner of the Washington, DC office and co-chair of the Washington, DC Litigation Department from 2001-2005. Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Boese was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he was awarded a Special Commendation for Outstanding Service in 1976. For over 30 years, Mr. Boese has assisted corporations, academic and other non-profit institutions, individuals, and state and local government entities in a wide variety of federal white-collar criminal and civil investigations and proceedings.
Mr. Boese is a nationally-recognized expert on the civil False Claims Act. He has represented defendants in numerous False Claims Act cases brought by qui tam relators or by the Department of Justice. His clients include corporations and institutions in a broad variety of industries. He has represented defense contractors, hospitals, churches, construction companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, oil & gas companies, major retailers, import/export firms, computer manufacturers, software and computer service providers, universities and airports in False Claims Act litigation. He has appeared in over 40 Federal district courts and argued in most of the Federal circuit courts of appeal.
About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Fried Frank has more than 500 attorneys based in principal financial centers in the US, Europe and Asia. We represent many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions. Our strength is to deploy well-configured attorney teams with the requisite experience and expertise to meet our clients' demands on their most challenging transactions and matters.
Our attorneys work together across practice areas and jurisdictions and regularly advise clients in all major regions including the US, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.