False Claims Act & Whistleblower Defense

Latham represents individuals and companies across a wide range of industries in complex investigations and high-stakes fraud matters alleging violations of the US False Claims Act (FCA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and other claims brought by the US federal government and/or qui tam whistleblowers. Drawing on the unique government experience of many lawyers in the practice, we have a long record of successfully resolving FCA matters for clients.    

We counsel clients at every stage of an FCA civil proceeding, from the critical investigation period — when the qui tam case is under seal — to trial and appeal. We have developed encyclopedic knowledge of healthcare and government contracts regulatory law, which we combine with our experience handling the unique aspects of FCA matters. We craft effective legal strategies to mitigate potential FCA liability. Our FCA practitioners provide invaluable insight into investigating, litigating, and settling FCA cases, and the key strategic considerations at each of these stages. 

Market Leaders in Healthcare FCA Defense

Latham’s team of healthcare enforcement lawyers provides comprehensive counsel in FCA actions by combining deep substantive knowledge of healthcare laws and regulations with expertise resolving FCA issues. Drawing on an extensive understanding of the sector’s varied business models and operations, Latham defends the country’s largest hospital systems, healthcare companies, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in the highest stakes healthcare fraud investigations.   

Dedicated Government Contracts Team for FCA Dispute Resolution

Latham’s Government Contracts Practice draws on decades of experience handling virtually all government contract-related issues. Latham’s team of FCA lawyers leverage their insight in government contracts laws and regulations to craft strategies to resolve FCA procurement matters favorably. We represent traditional defense contractors and companies in a full range of industries, including in the financial services, IT, and healthcare industries.  

Our Team Includes:

  • Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division
  • The former deputy head of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice and General Counsel of Health and Human Services
  • Experienced defense counsel and numerous former government officials, including from the following districts:
    • Southern District of New York
    • District of Columbia
    • Central District of California
    • Northern District of Illinois
Latham represents clients in complex investigations and high-stakes fraud matters alleging violations of the FCA, AKS, and other claims brought by the US federal government and/or qui tam whistleblowers.
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October 31, 2022Recognition

Crisis Management and Government Oversight—Finalist

Firm honored for regularly delivering results that dramatically reduce our clients’ financial exposure, prevent or navigate through potentially debilitating litigation, and manage possibly brand-destroying public discourse.

Fisher, Alice S.
October 28, 2020Recognition

White Collar MVP: Alice Fisher

Washington, D.C. partner recognized for securing a settlement with the US Department of Justice on behalf of a pharmaceutical client related to the sale and marketing of a pain management drug.