New York, NY, January 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld, Partner, Patton Boggs 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 Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld
Laura Laemmle-Weidenfeld is a partner at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, DC. During her seven years at Patton Boggs, she has defended clients in various industries against government investigations and litigation, with a particular emphasis on those matters brought under the qui tam provisions of the civil False Claims Act. She also counsels clients on health care fraud and abuse compliance issues, particularly those relating to the Antikickback Statute, Stark Laws, and False Claims Act. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Ms. Weidenfeld served as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, Fraud Section, where she focused exclusively on prosecuting matters under the civil False Claims Act. Ms. Weidenfeld currently serves as a Vice Chair in the AHLA Fraud & Compliance Practice Group. She frequently writes and speaks about fraud and abuse issues and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
About Patton Boggs LLP
Patton Boggs is a leader in public policy, litigation and business law, and is well known for deep bipartisan roots in the political arena. The firm’s core practice areas are government relations and lobbying, administrative and regulatory, commercial and transactional, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property and international law.
From offices in Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, Dallas, Denver and Anchorage; and internationally in Doha, Riyadh, and Abu Dhabi, more than 550 lawyers and professionals provide comprehensive, practical and cost-effective legal counsel to clients around the globe. For more information about the firm or its attorneys, visit www.pattonboggs.com.
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 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