Welcome to McDermott’s FCA Update Blog!

By , and on February 10, 2015
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Welcome to FCA Update!  As the volume of False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and qui tam (or “whistleblower”) litigation continues to rise at a rapid pace, McDermott’s FCA defense practice has launched FCA Update to share our observations and insights regarding the most recent developments in this evolving area of law.  Our contributors will include former federal prosecutors and numerous other McDermott lawyers who are experienced in defending clients in FCA investigations and qui tam litigation in courts across the United States, as well as negotiating with regulators such as Office of the Inspector General. We will discuss legal developments under the FCA and related statutes, and what such developments mean for the defense – and avoidance – of investigations and litigation.

We hope you find the blog to be both interesting and helpful, and we welcome your feedback. Our goal is for this blog to serve as a forum through which we can communicate and interact with our readers and we encourage you to comment on our posts.  If you have questions or topic suggestions, please let us know via the “Contact” form or feel free to reach out to one of the editors directly.

Laura McLane, Paul M. Thompson and Tony Maida
FCA Update Editors and Partners, McDermott Will & Emery

Laura McLane
Laura McLane serves as head of McDermott's Boston Litigation Practice Group. Laura represents national and international clients in health care, securities and other government enforcement matters, both civil and criminal. She also represents clients in professional and products liability cases and in complex commercial disputes. A significant part of Laura's practice is devoted to representing health care and other companies, as well as individuals, in government investigations and qui tam litigation based on the False Claims Act (FCA) and related statutes, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. Read Laura McLane's full bio.

Paul M. Thompson
Paul M. Thompson focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, congressional investigations and appellate matters. He is a current member of the Firm-wide Management Committee and a former member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. From 2011 to 2015, Paul served as partner-in-charge of the Washington, DC office. Read Paul M. Thompson's full bio.

Tony Maida
Tony Maida counsels health care and life sciences clients on government investigations, regulatory compliance and compliance program development. Having served as a government official, Tony has extensive experience in health care fraud and abuse and compliance issues, including the federal and state Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws and Medicare and Medicaid coverage and payment rules. He represents clients in False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam matters, government audits, civil monetary penalty and exclusion investigations, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspension, and revocation actions, negotiating and implementing corporate integrity agreements, and making government self-disclosures. Read Tony Maida's full bio.