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DOJ Announces $3B in False Claims Act Recoveries

Jan.10.2020

The Department of Justice announced that it recovered more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from False Claims Act matters in Fiscal Year 2019. The release may be found here. In addition to describing in detail significant cases, the press release covers:

  • $2.6 billion in healthcare related recoveries
  • 633 qui tam suits filed
  • Research and grant misconduct by universities leading to more than $100 million in settlements
  • Penalties and damages imposed against individuals/company executives

This annual press release is an important tool for companies to understand FCA enforcement trends. Among other things, the press release offers a broad window into the state of False Claims Act risks and provides an opportunity for companies to review their compliance programs and address emerging issues or gaps that may exist.

For more information, join Crowell & Moring lawyers for a webinar discussing emerging False Claims Act risks for 2020 and beyond on Wednesday, January 15 from 1-2:30pm eastern. Registration is available here.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Jacinta Alves
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2573
Email: jalves@crowell.com
Troy A. Barsky
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2890
Email: tbarsky@crowell.com
Brian Tully McLaughlin
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2628
Email: bmclaughlin@crowell.com
David B. Robbins
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2627
Email: drobbins@crowell.com