MIAMI BEACH BAR ASSOCIATION OUR SEPTEMBER 2016 MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
12:00 P.M. (NOON) – LUNCH
MIAMI BEACH GOLF CLUB
2301 ALTON ROAD
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33140
- James A. Weinkle, Assistant United States Attorney Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator
- Susan Torres, Assistant United States Attorney Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator
United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida
TOPIC: What is the False Claims Act? How does a qui tam case work?
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS CLE PRESENTATION WITH ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS JAMES A. WEINKLE AND SUSAN TORRES SPEAKING ON THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT AND RECENT FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTS. Qui tam lawsuits are a type of civil lawsuit whistleblowers bring under the False Claims Act, a law that rewards whistleblowers if their qui tam cases recover funds for the Government. Qui tam cases are a powerful way for whistleblowers to help the government stop many kinds of fraud affecting vital government programs in areas such as Medicare and Medicaid, mortgage and housing, education, defense, small business procurement, veterans’ affairs and many other programs. The impact is significant. In Fiscal Year 2015 alone, the Department of Justice recovered over $2,000,000,000 in qui tam and non-qui tam matters while Relator share awards which are calculated on the portion of the settlement or judgment attributable to the relator’s claims amounted to over $355,000,000.
CLE CREDIT: 1 HR. OF CLE CREDIT APPLIED FOR
- $20 FOR JUDGES, LUNCH INCLUDED
- $30 FOR MEMBERS, LUNCH INCLUDED
- $50 FOR NON-MEMBERS, LUNCH INCLUDED
FOR MORE INFO. OR TO RSVP PLEASE EMAIL THE PRESIDENT MICHAEL GONGORA AT email@example.com.
* BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL MEET PRIOR AT 11:00 A.M. *