At a time when federal and state authorities have deployed unprecedented resources and passed new legislation to root out billing and related fraud against the government, many legitimate businesses have been pulled into sweeping investigations, often based on scant evidence or fanciful theories. At the same time, some businesses continue to use lax governmental oversight as an opportunity to bilk the state and federal agencies. Whether to attack fraudulent practices or protect honest businesses, we litigate false claims cases.
- Conducted internal investigation for national health care company based on alleged product defects, which triggered potential liability under the False Claims Act. Parent company reached civil settlement; defunct subsidiary entered guilty plea; civil and criminal fines paid.
- Represented technology company during investigation of alleged fraud and over-billing. No criminal charges filed; subpoenas quashed by motion in New York Supreme Court.
- Represented health care company after indictment for alleged fraud and over-billing. Indictment dismissed.