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Starting in September, Mr. Thomas will be teaching his Health Care Fraud and Abuse for the tenth year at Boston University School of Law, covering the substantive areas of health care fraud prosecuted by government and plaintiffs’ attorneys. The course provides a survey of healthcare fraud enforcement to second and third-year law students.
In early October, Ms. Durrell will be moderating a panel on Emerging Practice Areas on the opening day of the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Nineteenth Annual Conference in Washington, DC. This panel will discuss developing strategic areas of the law, including the interplay between antitrust enforcement and the False Claims Act, customs fraud, and enforcing civil rights protections in conjunction with the False Claims Act.
On October 9, 2019, Mr. Thomas and Ms. Durrell will join forces as guest speakers at the Health Care Fraud and Abuse course taught by Robert Sherman and Eric Christofferson of DLA Piper LLP at Northeastern University School of Law. They have been asked to give the students a perspective on whistleblower litigation in the pharmaceutical space, how one builds a whistleblower case, and the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Escobar decision on FCA litigation.
Ms. Durrell’s and Mr. Thomas’ upcoming speaking and educational engagements follow False Claims Act related events earlier this year in which they and other members of the WLC participated, including:
“We are firm believers in the value of teaching and speaking at conferences as it enables us to stay up to date on cutting-edge issues and connect with colleagues from around the country,” said attorneys Durrell and Thomas.