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Mastering Qui Tam, False Claims, and Whistleblower Law CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Mastering Qui Tam, False Claims, and Whistleblower Law with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Mastering Whistleblower Law, Qui Tam Litigation, & the False Claims Act CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

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Fluency in Mastering Qui Tam, False Claims, and Whistleblower Matters law has become increasingly important in recent years due to a significant expansion of whistleblower reward and protection laws. Over the past two decades, nearly $30 billion has been recovered through Qui Tam cases under the False Claims Act, and recently the SEC’s whistleblower program has issued large awards. At the same time, recent amendments to whistleblower laws and significant decisions construing whistleblower protection laws have resulted in an increase in whistleblower litigation. The Rossdale faculty for this seminar features three national authorities in these evolving practices, who will describe the latest developments and cutting edge issues in whistleblower protection, litigating & handing Qui Tam and False Claim Acts. Registration includes online access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the program.


Whistleblower Retaliation:

a. Recent Developments in Laws Protecting Whistleblowers, including import of the Supreme Court’s Lawson v. FMR LLC decision

b. What is the Scope of Protected Whistleblowing under Dodd-Frank & Sarbanes-Oxley?

c. Key Procedural Distinctions Between Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claims

d. Use of “Purloined” Documents and Self-Help Discovery to Prove Retaliation Claims

e. SEC's Increased Focus on "Gag Provisions" in Settlement Agreements

Successfully Litigating False Claim Act Claims:

a. Winning Techniques for Qui Tam Enforcement

b. Unearthing the Fastest Growing Area of Federal Litigation

c. Decoding the Recent Amendments to False Claim Legislation

d. Navigating FCA Investigations & Demands

Cutting-edge Strategies in Qui Tam Cases:

a. Statutory & Decision Update

b. Issues Affecting Health Care Provides

c. Techniques in Drafting and Arguing Pleadings

d. Hot Topics from the Plaintiff's Bar

Interactive Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Tracy Cole is a Partner at BakerHostetler, where she is the co-chair of BakerHostetler's Whistleblower and Compliance team. She has experience representing clients against numerous federal, state and city agencies and offices, both civil and criminal. A former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, Tracy Cole focuses her practice on employment and complex commercial litigation, as well as on internal investigations and litigation relating to criminal, antitrust, RICO and other compliance issues. She has successfully resolved whistleblower complaints without litigation, adverse publicity or reputational harm, and has obtained dismissals and summary judgments on actions filed in state and federal courts. Ms. Cole is sought out by companies and individuals facing sensitive and high-risk issues who need prompt, practical and accessible advice on intricate legal problems. She has published and spoken widely on Whistleblower and internal investigations. Ms. Cole is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia University School of Law.

2. William E. Curphey is the Managing Partner of Curphey & Badger, P.A., where he focuses on labor & employment law, civil rights, corporate law & litigation. Mr. Curphey started his own practice in 1999 after decades of litigation experience, including work in the government sector for the U.S. Department of Labor, as in-house counsel at a Fortune 200 company, and as a partner at a large law firm. He has tried hundreds of cases over the course of his career. His experience encompasses jury trials for corporate defendants and plaintiffs alike, in both federal and state courts, in matters including complex business disputes, breach of contract including employment contracts, covenants not to compete, sexual harassment, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other employment-related matters. He has also successfully handled numerous appeals. In addition to his active litigation practice, Mr. Curphey also assists clients outside of the courtroom, advising businesses on regulatory compliance, and responding to EEOC, OSHA, and other government investigations of the workplace. Mr. Curphey has written and spoken widely on sexual harassment, labor law, and investigations.

3. Steven J. Durham is a Partner at Labaton Sucharow, where he focuses on SEC whistleblower claims. With over 25 years of experience as a federal prosecutor and a senior in-house attorney, Mr. Durham possesses a rare combination of knowledge and skills that makes him a powerful champion for SEC whistleblowers. A seasoned trial lawyer, he has tried over 55 cases to verdict and argued 15 cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals. His extensive understanding of both white collar securities enforcement and the inner workings of multinational corporations give him unique insights to identify securities violations and safely navigate the various stages of the reporting process. For more than two decades, Mr. Durham served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. During this time, he was a founding member of the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force and longtime Chief and Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. As a prosecutor and section chief, his experience included a broad array of complex white collar cases and numerous parallel enforcement actions with the SEC involving corrupt broker-dealer violations, offering frauds, market manipulations, Ponzi schemes, insider trading infractions, FCPA violations and accounting frauds. As a prosecutor, Mr. Durham was a tireless advocate for victims of financial crimes, successfully prosecuting or supervising several of the most high-profile corporate criminal cases in history. These include United States v. Siemens AG, which resulted in a combined SEC/DOJ settlement of $1.6 billion and stands as one of the largest enforcement actions under the FCPA. He also led the investigation and prosecution in United States v. Riggs Bank, which resulted in Riggs, the oldest bank in Washington, pleading guilty to criminal violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and paying a record fine following a criminal conviction. In connection with his work, Steve held some of the highest security clearances in the federal government. In 2012, following 20 years of government service and numerous commendations and awards, he joined the Office of Global Compliance for a large multinational corporation. Mr. Durham worked with a global team of attorneys, accountants, investigators and other professionals to build a best-in-class corporate compliance program. Traveling throughout the world, he conducted comprehensive audits and internal investigations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Russia. Steve has extensive experience in corporate risk management, identifying weaknesses in internal controls and deficiencies in corporate books and records. He also has broad knowledge of corporate internal reporting systems, ethics hotlines and anti-retaliation policies. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law and of the University of Chicago.

CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this convenient, on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending, available, & approved jurisdictions:

Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 1.5 CLE Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE credits

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Illinois - Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE Credits

Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kentucky Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Montana Commission of CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oklahoma Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

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