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SEC and CFTC Encourage Internal Fraud Reporting But Whistleblowers Should Proceed With Caution

Employees who discover SEC and CFTC fraud on the job face many difficult choices about reporting that fraud. At or near the top of that list is the question of...
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Erica Blachman Hitchings, Former Justice Department Attorney, Joins The Whistleblower Law Collaborative

Erica Blachman Hitchings most recently served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California.
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False Claims Act Cases and Recoveries Down in 2018, But We Remain Bullish

In late 2018, the Department of Justice issued its annual press release on False Claims Act cases and recoveries. For the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2018, DOJ had...
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Factors in Successful Whistleblower Cases

Whistleblower attorneys and government attorneys look at certain key factors in deciding whether matters have the potential to become successful whistleblower cases. We first consider liability — whether the allegations...
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How Does the False Claims Act Pull In Other Theories of Liability?

How does the False Claims Act bootstrap other theories of liability and turn into civil damages, violations of other statutes, including criminal laws? As Bob Thomas’ Health Care Fraud and...
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Bob Thomas Discusses Anti-Kickback Statute

Attorney Bob Thomas of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative discussed the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) at yesterday’s Life Sciences Symposium held in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the economic consulting firm of Bates...
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