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Cash Is King: DOJ Weighs New Guidance on Employee Compensation Packages

USA - December 5 2022 The U.S. Department of Justice is eyeing new guidance for how prosecutors should assess employee compensation packages when determining whether a…

Cara Rice

Medicare Advantage Programs’ Increasing Popularity Invites Heightened FCA and Regulatory Scrutiny

USA - November 21 2022 As Medicare Advantage attracts more eligible beneficiaries, it is also drawing attention from False Claims Act (FCA) prosecutors. In 2022, enrollment…

Ocasha O. Musah

PPP Loan Fraud Enforcement: DOJ’s Complex Criminal Conspiracies and Civil Enforcement Actions

USA - October 10 2022 With some estimates as high as $80 billion, fraud within the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been described as…

Following Doctors’ Orders: SCOTUS Prescribes Subjective Scienter to Controlled Substances Act “As Authorized” Exception

USA - September 29 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ruan v. United States ups the ante for prosecutors who bring charges against doctors for unlawfully dispensing…

Ty E. Howard, Brad Robertson

Recent $900 Million FCA Settlement Highlights Risks in Speaker Programs

USA - August 1 2022 Several days ago, Biogen Inc. announced that it had reached a settlement to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claims Act (FCA)…