New York, NY, December 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Douglas W. Baruch, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 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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About Douglas W. Baruch
Douglas W. Baruch, a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, leads the Firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam practice group. Mr. Baruch represents corporations and individuals in a variety of complex civil and criminal litigation matters, with an emphasis on cases arising under the False Claims Act, particularly financial industry, health care, defense procurement and federal grant fraud and enforcement matters. Mr. Baruch is a co-author of FraudMail Alert®, which regularly reports on significant developments in the False Claims Act arena. He also writes and lectures extensively on various aspects of the False Claims Act. Mr. Baruch received his JD from Georgetown University Law and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and numerous other Federal and state courts.
About Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s (www.friedfrank.com) lawyers advise clients in their most critical legal and business needs. Fried Frank’s False Claims Act attorneys have extensive experience in every facet of the civil False Claims Act, and have been on the cutting edge of litigation and debate about the FCA's interpretation scope. The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, health care, and other government contractors in high stakes cases. The Firm’s FCA practitioners also assist and represent entities not normally associated with federal and state fraud investigations, such as municipal airport authorities, computer manufacturers, private and state universities, academic medical centers, import and export companies, major accounting and consulting firms, magazine publishers, and oil and gas exploration companies.
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, it is likely to 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 them for this two-hour live webcast and get a chance to ask the speakers your questions, live.
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