In July 2011, two groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of three former Purdue executives, including a former general counsel, who are appealing their exclusion from federal health care programs by the HHS-OIG. In its amicus brief in support of the executives, the Association of Corporate Counsel cited the inappropriateness of excluding general counsel on the basis of their corporate clients' wrongdoing. In a separate amicus brief, the Washington Legal Foundation, represented by Jones Day, argued that the exclusions raise serious constitutional due process concerns relating to the nature of a strict liability offense and the severity of the penalty. Final briefing in the case is scheduled to be completed on September 29, 2011.