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

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Learn the latest on Mastering False Claims, Qui Tam, & Whistleblower Cases CLE 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 False Claims, Qui Tam, & Whistleblower Cases CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to over 150 pages of Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


Understanding False Claims, Whistleblower, & Qui Tam laws has become increasingly important in recent years due to a significant expansion of whistleblower reward and protection statutes. 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 seminar features a national authority in this evolving practice, 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

Recorded Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Reuben Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has represented clients in claims brought under the Federal False Claims Act, securities laws, the Price Anderson Act, Department of Energy statutes and regulations, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and various employment discrimination, labor and environmental statutes. He has also tried and/or litigated claims involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, business interference and other common law torts. The International Business Times has called Mr. Guttman “one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys.” He has served as counsel in some of the largest recoveries under the False Claims Act. Mr. Guttman served as lead counsel in a series of cases resulting in the recovery of more than $30 million under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Guttman is the author and/or editor of numerous articles, book chapters, and technical publications and his commentary has appeared in Market Watch, American Lawyer Media, AOL Government, Accounting Today, and the Jerusalem Post. In addition to his writings, Mr. Guttman has testified before committees of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate on the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). In 1992, he advised President-elect Clinton’s transition team on labor policy and worker health and safety regulation. Mr. Guttman earned his law degree at Emory University School of Law, where he has been appointed as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Emory University School of Law Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and has been a Team Leader for the school's Trial Techniques Program.

2. Adam S. Hoffinger is a Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group. Mr. Hoffinger focuses his practice on complex civil and white collar criminal matters, including securities, health care, False Claims Act (“qui tam”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export sanctions, criminal tax, money laundering, antitrust and bankruptcy. He counsels corporations and individuals in compliance matters, internal investigations, and Congressional and regulatory matters. He also represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation. Mr. Hoffinger has defended numerous high-ranking executives and general counsel from some of the world’s largest companies, as well as high-profile staff and members of the Senate, Congress, White House and various government agencies, faced with federal and state criminal investigations and indictments. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has successfully tried cases throughout the country. Mr. Hoffinger has been recognized in Chambers USA as “an absolutely fearless criminal defense lawyer” as well as for his “immense talent as a trial lawyer” and “strong advocacy skills,” in The Legal 500 US as “an aggressive trial advocate,” and in Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a “celebrated government investigations practitioner.” He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defense, Global Investigations Review, Washingtonian Magazine and Washington DC Super Lawyers. Adam was named “Government Investigations Attorney of the Year” for 2015 and “Life Sciences Star” from 2013 to 2018 in LMG Life Sciences. In addition, Mr. Hiffinger was recognized in the National Law Journal’s “Hot Defense List” for his jury trial victory on behalf of a former pharmaceutical executive in a criminal case charging conspiracy and violations of the federal Anti-Kickback statute. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1990. He is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School and has been an instructor at Georgetown University Law Center’s National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 1992. He also serves on the alumni board of the Fordham University School of Law.

3. Jay P. Holland is a Principal at Joseph Greenwald & Laake, P.A.’s Civil Litigation Group and chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment, and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice. Mr. Holland is a renowned employment and qui tam litigator known for taking on tough cases and achieving exceptional results. He counsels clients in individual and class action cases involving gender and race discrimination and sexual harassment, violations of the wage and hour laws, and wrongful termination. Mr. Holland has an active qui tam practice, representing whistleblowers in actions under the federal False Claims Act. He has been lead counsel in several high-profile cases that have received national media attention. In Clark v. Prince George’s County, he represented a group of 64 highly qualified firefighters whose employment offers had been rescinded based on the county’s illegal affirmative action policy. He obtained the extraordinary relief of an affirmative injunction requiring the county to hire the firefighters. Mr. Holland also successfully blocked the Maryland Board of Elections’ attempts to oust Elections Administrator Linda Lamone for political reasons. He has achieved success in several high-profile qui tam cases under the False Claims Act, resulting in settlements of hundreds of millions of dollars. For example, Mr. Holland represented the relator in the case of United States ex. rel Hallivis v. Allergan. In that matter, he pursued a whistleblower case against Allergan, the maker of Botox®, for off-label marketing of Botox for pharmaceutical purposes. Allergan ultimately pled guilty to criminal charges and settled the case for a total of $600 million in civil and criminal fines. Mr. Holland also successfully pursued a case of off-label marketing and misrepresentation against the spinal device maker Trans1, which resulted in a total settlement of $6 million. He also prosecuted and resolved qui tam and retaliation matters for millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in cases involving over-billing on Defense Department contracts and failing to pay government-required wages to employees on multiple government contracts. Mr. Holland has obtained favorable results for government and private-sector employees in severe sexual harassment and retaliation cases, resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and other relief for his clients, including job transfers, reinstatement of leave, and reimbursement of attorneys’ fees. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on labor, employment law, and False Claims Act cases and is often called upon to present to bar associations and other organizations. He also is frequently quoted in the media on employment and qui tam cases.

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

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

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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