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Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing: False Claims Act Reform

Event Date: Friday, December 6, 2013

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237, Washington, DC

Program Description: The False Claims Act (FCA) is an important tool for uncovering fraud and abuse against the United States. The FCA not only aids in the recovery of fradulently obtained money, but also seeks to deter future fradulent acts an encourage ethical behavior. Also known as the Lincoln Law," the FCA was passed during the Civil War to prevent fraud in the sale of goods and services to the military. In recent years, the FCA has been criticized for being ineffective. 

The Law & Economics Center held a discussion of the issues surrounding the False Claims Act and considering if reform of the law is necessary.


David W. Ogden, Partner and Chair, Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Group, WilmerHale

Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director, National Whistleblowers Center




For More Information, Contact: Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy


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