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Smith Pachter McWhorter False Claims Act Practice Guide: 2020
Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to present the 2020 edition of its False Claims Act Practice Guide. This Guide is intended to serve as a practical reference tool, providing general guidance about False Claims Act (“FCA”) legal standards, required elements of proof, common issues that give rise to FCA liability, and recent legal and enforcement developments.
Download the 2020 edition of the FCA Practice Guide here.
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- Cormac T. Connor
Mr. Connor is a trial lawyer and litigator with experience in a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation matters including allegations related to mail and wire fraud, the False Claims Act, embezzlement, accounting fraud, procurement fraud, criminal antitrust violations, obstruction of justice, income tax evasion, money laundering, import/export and custom violations. Cormac has assisted clients during or in anticipation of investigations by agencies including the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Office of Foreign Asset Control, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, the IRS, the National Credit Union Administration and several State investigative agencies.
- Elizabeth N. Jochum
Ms. Jochum’s practice focuses on government contracts and enforcement defense. She represents government contractors in bid protests, claims and appeals and other government contracts litigation, as well as in regulatory, investigative and trial matters – including U.S. Department of Justice and Inspector General investigations, False Claims Act and procurement fraud investigations, compliance counseling, mandatory and voluntary disclosure matters, and internal investigations.
- Todd M. Garland
Mr. Garland represents clients in government contracts, white collar, and construction litigation matters. He performs internal investigations, provides Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance counseling, helps clients address potential False Claims Act issues, and provides guidance on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other statutes and regulations governing federal government contractors. His government contracts experience includes responding to DCAA audits, counseling contractors on GSA federal supply schedule compliance, contract changes and claim preparation, and cost allowability issues.