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The third year of False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement under the Trump administration was defined by a number of notable settlements, the implementation of several policy changes announced last year concerning how the Department of Justice (DOJ) will pursue (and in some instances, dismiss) cases under the FCA, and a Supreme Court decision addressing the statute of limitations circuit split. These highlights are among the important developments discussed by C&M attorneys in a “Feature Comment” published in The Government Contractor, which considers key issues impacting FCA liability, such as the increased risk associated with cybersecurity noncompliance, small business fraud, and the continued significance of materiality post-Escobar.

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Photo of Brian Tully McLaughlin Brian Tully McLaughlin

Brian Tully McLaughlin is a partner in the Government Contracts Group in Washington, D.C. and a leader of the firm’s False Claims Act Practice. Tully’s practice focuses on False Claims Act investigations and litigation, particularly trial and appellate work, as well as litigation…

Brian Tully McLaughlin is a partner in the Government Contracts Group in Washington, D.C. and a leader of the firm’s False Claims Act Practice. Tully’s practice focuses on False Claims Act investigations and litigation, particularly trial and appellate work, as well as litigation of a variety of complex claims, disputes, and recovery matters. Tully’s False Claims Act experience spans procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, defense industry fraud, and more.

Photo of Nkechi Kanu Nkechi Kanu

Nkechi A. Kanu is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group.

Nkechi’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations involving various regulatory matters, suspension and debarment proceedings, and…

Nkechi A. Kanu is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group.

Nkechi’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations involving various regulatory matters, suspension and debarment proceedings, and False Claims Act litigation. In addition, she provides affirmative and defensive claims counseling to clients in connection with complex government contracts. Her practice also includes conducting compliance reviews, counseling on regulatory and compliance matters, and performing government contracts due diligence.

 

Photo of Payal Nanavati Payal Nanavati

Payal Nanavati is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Payal’s government contracts practice focuses on contract claims/disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), litigation before the Armed Services Board of…

Payal Nanavati is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Payal’s government contracts practice focuses on contract claims/disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), and bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Her health care practice includes regulatory compliance governing digital health initiatives and fraud and abuse.

Admitted in New York only; practicing under the supervision of DC Bar members