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James E. Miller, Partner, Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that James E. Miller, Partner, Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: Effective Use of Sampling and Extrapolation to Prove Liability in FCA Litigation: A 2017 Perspective.” This event is scheduled for January 26, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET).

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About James E. Miller

James E. Miller is one of the founding partners of Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah, LLP.

He is admitted to practice law in the States of California, Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and numerous federal courts, including the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second Circuit, Third Circuit and Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Miller earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University (B.S. 1988) and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (J.D. 1991). While at Penn Law School, he was awarded the Edwin R. Keedy Cup and was Editor of the Comparative Labor Law Journal. Following graduation, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Daniel H. Huyett, 3rd, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Miller concentrates his practice on securities, corporate governance and employee benefirs litigation, as well as significant employment, defamation and wage/hour cases. He also serves as outside general counsel for certain select clients of the Firm, most of which are subsidiaries of corporations based in Europe and India. During his career, he has supervised a number of internal corporate investigations and has litigated numerous whistleblower and False Claims Act cases, both on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Miller has tried over twenty (20) cases to successful verdict or judgment during his career, including class action, defamation, employee benefits, employment and whistleblower matters. In proceedings on behalf of plaintiffs and whistleblowers, Mr. Miller has secured a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and arbitration awards.

About Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP is an established law firm with an international reach and reputation. Founded by alumni of large firms, SFMS began as a litigation boutique over ten years ago and has grown into a full-service firm with offices located strategically throughout the United States and strong international affiliations. Since SFMS was founded in 2002, the Firm’s lawyers have recovered more the $1 billion for clients in securities arbitrations, class action litigation, qui tam lawsuits and other matters. The Firm’s client base is diverse and eclectic, and includes small and midsize business entities, multinational corporations, institutional investors, broker-dealers, benefit funds and plan administrators, financial institutions, governmental entities, labor unions and individuals, including corporate executives, employees, consumers, retirees and whistleblowers. SFMS maintains offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as an affiliate office in London, England. The Firm also is an active member of Integrated Advisory Group (, a highly-respected network of attorneys, fiduciary trust and tax advisors that provide the firm's clients with access to high quality advice at reasonable costs in almost any jurisdiction around the world.

Event Synopsis:

In False Claims Act (FCA) cases, both the government and private plaintiffs suing on behalf of the government are seeking to use streamlined approaches, like statistical sampling and extrapolation, to prove liability and damages in complex cases, especially when individualized proof of multiple claims is burdensome and impractical. Statistical sampling draws conclusions about a large data set from the characteristics of a (small) sample of that data set. Extrapolation, on the other hand, draws inferences about a larger population from the analysis of a smaller sample. Both approaches involve identifying a representative sample of claims and using that sample to draw inferences and make conclusions about the larger pool of claims, which may themselves remain individually unidentified.

How might these statistical methods, commonplace in other civil contexts, affect the future of FCA litigation?

In this Live Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders, practitioners, and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis and discussion of the Effective Use of Sampling and Extrapolation in Proving Liability in a FCA Litigation. Speakers will go beyond the basic and present to the audience their expert thoughts and opinions not only on how to maximize the benefits of sampling and extrapolation, but also how to defend an FCA action when sampling is proposed.

Key topics include:
· Historical Uses of Statistical Sampling and Extrapolation in Complex Civil Litigation
· Using Statistical Sampling and Extrapolation in Proving FCA Liability
· Recent Court Decisions
· Opportunities, Challenges, and Defenses
· Potential Risks and Best Practices

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