Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
Thomas M. Greene and Ryan P. Morrison of Greene LLP will present on the False Claims Act to the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists on March 22, 2013. The presentation, made just after the 150th anniversary of the False Claims Act, will focus on increased use of the law in the banking industry and with other forms of lending fraud, following a big year for such cases in 2012.
Although the False Claims Act has been employed principally in health care, it has also been used to garner recoveries for the government in other industries. Greene LLP attorneys have filed or investigated cases in a number of industries, particularly in the last two years. Such cases extend to the import industry, post office fraud, workers’ compensation, disaster relief, public construction, public utilities, bailout funds, and banking. “Where there is government money, there tends to be fraud,” said Greene. “And where there is fraud, someone sees it. The people who see it are coming forward in growing numbers, and we think this is something to be encouraged.”
Recent amendments to the False Claims Act have strengthened the law to cover more conduct. “It’s clear that the impetus for many of the recent amendments to the False Claims Act was to combat the types of fraud that caused the financial crisis in 2008,” said Morrison. “A number of cases relating to mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and other financial institution fraud were filed in the last several years as a result, and we expect that more are on the way.”
The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists webinar will introduce the False Claims Act in some detail for attendees that may have only a general understanding of whistleblower litigation. Greene and Morrison will also offer case studies of recent False Claims Act cases in a handful of industries of interest to financial fraud specialists, and make some best practice recommendations for compliance departments.
“Government fraud isn’t going away,” said Greene. “Government and private attorneys will continue to pursue more and more frauds under the False Claims Act, and so it’s important to get the word out on what’s possible under the law and how we all stand to gain if whistleblowers come forward with specialized knowledge.”
To enroll in the complimentary webinar, please visit The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists webinar sign up page.
The webinar will introduce the False Claims Act in some detail for attendees that may have only a general understanding of whistleblower litigation. Greene and Morrison will also offer case studies of recent False Claims Act cases in a handful of industries of interest to financial fraud specialists, and make some best practice recommendations for compliance departments.
To learn more about Greene LLP, visit http://falseclaimsactattorney.com.
Greene LLP is a complex civil litigation firm that specializes in False Claims Act litigation, with a track record of successes in a variety of industries. The firm’s partners have each pursued whistleblower cases for twenty years, and they are often called on for their expertise; in February 2013, partner Thomas M. Greene testified before Congress on the False Claims Act. Located in the heart of Boston, the six attorney firm has unparalleled experience in successfully pursuing whistleblower cases regardless of whether the government elects to intervene.