New York, NY, December 10, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Andrew W. Schilling, Partner, BuckleySandler LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “False Claims Act: Enforcement and Compliance Issues Explored.” This event is scheduled for March 13, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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Since January 2009, the Department of Justice has pulled in more than $13 billion in False Claims Act recoveries and there is no indication the Department will slow enforcement actions any time soon. In recent remarks, Tony West, the acting associate attorney general of the DOJ, told reporters that "the False Claims Act is, quite simply, the most powerful tool that we have to deter and redress fraud.” In 2013, we can likely expect new and expanded DOJ enforcement actions seeking stiff penalties and possible suspension and debarments for firms doing business with the federal government. It is essential for companies to not only understand the False Claims Act, but to be current on the latest enforcement and compliance trends and developments to avoid potential pitfalls and mitigate risk.
A panel of distinguished thought leaders and key experts assembled by The Knowledge Group will chair an interactive webcast, addressing the most significant enforcement and compliance issues, including:
- Overview of the False Claims Act
- Regulatory Updates and Enforcement Developments
- Key Takeaways from Related Cases
- Identify Risks for Potential FCA Violations
- Develop a Robust Compliance Program
- And so much more!
Join us for this two-hour LIVE webcast and get a chance to ask the speakers your questions, LIVE.
About Andrew W. Schilling
Andrew W. Schilling, a partner at BuckleySandler LLP, leads its New York office’s government enforcement practice. Mr. Schilling represents entities and individuals facing government enforcement actions and complex civil litigation, and his practice includes the defense of False Claims Act and FIRREA matters, white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations. Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Schilling served as Chief of the Civil Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In that role, he established that office’s Civil Frauds Unit, which investigates and prosecutes complex financial fraud cases, including health care fraud and mortgage fraud cases, and directly supervised several nationally significant financial fraud lawsuits, including major False Claims Act cases, against top financial institutions. Mr. Schilling received his J.D. from Fordham University and his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.
About BuckleySandler LLP
With over 150 lawyers in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, and Orange County, BuckleySandler (www.buckleysandler.com) provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of its financial services industry and other corporate and individual clients across a full-range of government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation, and transactional, regulatory, and public policy issues. The Firm represents many of the nation's leading financial services institutions. "The best at what they do in the country." (Chambers USA).
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org