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Recent Criminal Prosecutions for Trade Secret Theft

USA - September 21 2018 Theft of trade secrets typically spurs civil actions against the offender, but theft of trade secrets can also be prosecuted criminally under the...


Expect Increased Enforcement Activities with DOJ’s New Fraud Task Force

USA - July 18 2018 The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the creation of a Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud. Relevant to the contracting...


Self-Disclosure and the FCA Statute of Limitations

USA - May 2 2018 Most practitioners are aware that the statute of limitations under the False Claims Act (FCA) is six years after the date on which the violation is...


The Government Never Dies: Ninth Circuit Upholds Government Action Rule Dismissal

USA - December 8 2017 A key ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will block qui tam relators from bringing copycat False Claims Act suits...

Christopher Myers, Cheryl A. Feeley.


The Expanding False Claims Act Materiality Requirement

USA - December 5 2017 There is a renewed focus on the government's activities for purposes of the False Claims Act (FCA) materiality analysis and as demonstrated by a...