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Erica Blachman Hitchings Speaks About False Claims Act Law in Massachusetts

April 15, 2021

The Whistleblower Law Collaborative’s Erica Blachman Hitchings was a proud ​presenter at this week’s False Claims Act Today – District of Massachusetts ​seminar hosted by the Federal Bar Association’s Qui Tam Section on Monday, April 12, 2021 in cooperation with the local FBA chapter. “The False Claims Act Today” is part of an ongoing discussion series that examines the details of real-life FCA practice in specific jurisdictions.  Erica spoke about how her career as a False Claims Act attorney at the Department of Justice in D.C. and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco informs her representation of our whistleblower clients.

Erica was joined on the panel by a numerous distinguished panelists from the Bar and Bench:

  • The Honorable Patti B. Saris, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  • Amy Crafts, Division Chief, False Claims Division, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  • Ian Marinoff, Managing Attorney, Medicaid Fraud Division, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  • Gregg Shapiro, former Civil Enforcement Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts
  • Doreen M. Rachal, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP
  • R. Scott Oswald – Chair, FBA Qui Tam Section (moderator)

Erica is a ​Board Member of the FBA’s Qui Tam Section and was honored to help bring this event to fruition.  You can learn more about the FBA’s qui tam section here and see a list of upcoming events, including FCA Today events in other districts, here.