The False Claims Act in Construction Projects

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program Chair:
Virginia K. Trunkes, Ganfer & Shore LLP

  • One of the fastest growing litigation areas today involves the False Claims Act (FCA), and in particular as concerning construction projects with the federal government. Failing to appreciate the very broad reach of the FCA exposes contractors to serious financial penalties including treble damages, as suspension and debarment from contracting with the federal and state governments and even criminal prosecution. The expert faculty will explain how the FCA works, the elements of an FCA violation, the types of acts and/or omissions which have been found to violate the FCA, how to counsel clients to avoid committing these violations and how to defend against FCA actions brought by the federal government.

    Live Program: Member: $149.00 Nonmember: $249.00
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  • Christopher D. Barraza
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Sarah Coyne

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

    Thomas J. Curran
    Peckar & Abramson PC

    Richard K. Hayes
    Deputy Chief, Civil Division
    US Attorney’s Office, EDNY

    Kathleen Nandan
    Reed Smith LLP

    Winston M. Paes
    Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section
    US Attorney’s Office, EDNY

    Ruth Ritzema
    Senior Manager of Fraud Investigations and Disputes
    Ernst & Young LLP

    Elyse Ruzow
    President, Ruzow & Associates, Inc.

  • 6:00 – 6:10 p.m.  Introductions
    6:10 – 6:20 p.m. History of FCA, Purpose and Recent Trends
    6:20 – 6:35 p.m. Consequences of FCA Violation
    6:35 – 7:15 p.m. Elements, Procedure and Considerations
    7:15 – 7:30 p.m. Common FCA Triggers in Construction Industry and Practical Tips for Contractors’ Counsel
    7:30 – 7:45 p.m. Preventative Tips for Contractors – Compliance
    7:45- 8:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.2 General
    2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General MCLE

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  • Sponsoring Association Committees: Construction Law, Terri C. Matthews, Chair & Women in the Profession, Lori L. Pines, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Ann Rappleye, Director, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6606 | or
    Darianne De Leon, Program & Sponsorship Coordinator, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6731 |