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In this episode, hosts Jason Crawford and Mana Lombardo talk with Rebecca Ricigliano and Steve Byers, both partners in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, about key considerations for navigating parallel criminal and civil False Claims Act proceedings. “Let’s Talk FCA” is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

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Photo of Rebecca Ricigliano Rebecca Ricigliano

Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, an accomplished litigator and former federal prosecutor, is the co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and a member of the firm’s Financial Services and Investigations practices. Rebecca is an experienced trial and investigations lawyer…

Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, an accomplished litigator and former federal prosecutor, is the co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and a member of the firm’s Financial Services and Investigations practices. Rebecca is an experienced trial and investigations lawyer, serving nearly a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and then as the First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey. Rebecca is regarded as a leading white collar attorney by Chambers USA, and is called on by both individuals and companies to handle sensitive criminal allegations and regulatory investigations, including those with international elements. Chambers describes her as “a tremendous lawyer who has extensive relationships with the government” and “an excellent lawyer.”

Photo of Stephen M. Byers Stephen M. Byers

Stephen M. Byers is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and serves on the group’s steering committee. He is also a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group and E-Discovery & Information Management Group. Mr. Byers’s practice involves…

Stephen M. Byers is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and serves on the group’s steering committee. He is also a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group and E-Discovery & Information Management Group. Mr. Byers’s practice involves counseling and representation of corporate and individual clients in all phases of white collar criminal and related civil matters, including: internal corporate investigations; federal grand jury, inspector general, civil enforcement and congressional investigations; and trials and appeals.

Mr. Byers’s practice focuses on matters involving procurement fraud, health care fraud and abuse, trade secrets theft, foreign bribery, computer crimes and cybersecurity, and antitrust conspiracies. He has extensive experience with the federal False Claims Act and qui tam litigation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Economic Espionage Act, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In addition to defense of government investigations and prosecutions, Mr. Byers has represented corporate victims of trade secrets theft, cybercrime, and other offenses. For example, he represented a Fortune 100 U.S. company in parallel civil and criminal proceedings that resulted in a $275 million criminal restitution order against a foreign competitor upon its conviction for trade secrets theft.