Webinar: False Claims Act Trial – Lessons Learned
August 4 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pmEDT
Although the United States government recovers billions of dollars per year under the federal False Claims Act (FCA), the vast majority of that recovery is the result of voluntary settlements, and very few FCA cases proceed to trial, let alone verdict. Panelist will discuss their experiences preparing for and trying these cases and provide tips to other FCA attorneys on how to prepare for an FCA trial, including tips for conducting effective discovery, recurring issues subject to motions practice, and preparing effective arguments for a judge and jury.
Presented by the Health Law Section
Brittany represents individuals and companies in complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. She has represented clients in various complex business litigation matters involving antitrust, RICO, and the False Claims Act. She also counsels clients in a wide array of issues including commercial business disputes and business torts.
Before joining Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever, Brittany was an associate with Eversheds Sutherland (US)’s Litigation Practice Group, focusing her practice on complex business litigation, government investigations, and class action defense.
Brittany graduated in 2013 from the University of Georgia School of law, she served as the Editor in Chief of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, as an Intern for Superior Court judges of Barrow and Jackson counties, and as a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic.
Scott is a former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) and Department of Justice Trial Attorney who represents businesses and individuals across a wide variety of industries in connection with government and internal investigations, False Claims Act litigation, and white collar criminal defense.
Although Scott represents clients across industries, a substantial portion of his practice involves representing healthcare providers of all types and sizes in connection with high-stakes government investigations – both criminal and civil – by agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, HHS-OIG, the FBI, and state Medicaid Fraud Control Units. Scott also has extensive experience representing healthcare providers in connection with administrative proceedings, payor audits, and general healthcare regulatory matters, particularly those related to the False Claims Act (including qui tam whistleblower actions), Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute. He has represented healthcare clients ranging from multi-hospital health systems to individual physicians, ancillary providers, and every type and size in between. He served as lead trial counsel in Georgia’s first-ever False Claims Act trial, which resulted in a favorable settlement after 4 days of testimony.
In addition to his healthcare clients, Scott also regularly represents clients who are being investigated for, or who have been charged with, white collar crimes, including fraud, embezzlement, theft, and public corruption. He has first-chaired numerous criminal and civil jury trials in both federal and state courts, and has handled criminal and civil appeals. Scott is skilled and experienced in handling high-profile investigations as his matters have garnered substantial attention by the international, national, and local news media. He has also represented individuals in connection with Congressional investigations, including the representation of a key witness before the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (the “January 6 Committee”). Scott has a reputation for passionately defending his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.
After graduating from law school with highest honors and then clerking for two federal judges (both U.S. District and U.S. Circuit Courts), Scott was accepted into the Attorney General Honor’s Program, first serving as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and then as an AUSA in Savannah, Georgia, where he investigated and prosecuted healthcare and other white collar fraud cases, and was a member of his district’s Healthcare Fraud Task Force. He also represented the United States as lead counsel in dozens of cases in both federal District Court and before the Eleventh Circuit, including felony criminal investigations and prosecutions, criminal and civil appeals, habeas, constitutional claims, and asset forfeiture. He was awarded a Special Commendation by the DOJ, and was recognized by HHS-OIG for his government service.
Scott has published dozens of articles on healthcare fraud and white collar crime topics in nationally-recognized journals and publications, and regularly presents at healthcare and white collar crime conferences and seminars nationwide. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at both Emory University and Georgia State University law schools, where he teaches courses on white collar crime and healthcare fraud and abuse. Scott has helped to train lawyers on trial advocacy skills both domestically and internationally, including serving on the faculty of a week-long NITA trial advocacy training program in Lagos, Nigeria. He also serves in leadership positions in state and national organizations, including the American Health Law Association (AHLA), the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia. He has been quoted by both national and local news organizations on issues related to healthcare fraud and abuse and white collar crime, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, MSNBC, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Lauren A. Warner is an equity partner at Chilivis, Grubman, Warner & Berry LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauren is an experienced trial attorney who represents companies and individuals in complex civil litigation, government and internal investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. Lauren is a strong advocate who spent years honing her litigation skills, representing both behemoth corporations in bet-the-company litigation and individual clients alike. Lauren is known for displaying fervor and pragmatism in the courtroom. Lauren also frequently represents clients in mediations and arbitrations, and her negotiating acumen has saved countless clients the significant time, expense, and stress associated with protracted litigation. Lauren has worked extensively with medical doctors, both as clients and as expert witnesses. Lauren has a strong working knowledge of various medical specialties and understands how to present complicated medical issues to judges and juries.
Lauren is licensed in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Florida and has extensive experience with civil jury trials, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the country. A New Orleans native, Lauren made Atlanta her home after working in Philadelphia and developing her expertise as a trial attorney for nearly a decade. Before advancing her career at Chilivis Grubman, Lauren worked in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office as a Senior Associate, where she served as an active member of the Tort and Environmental practice group representing businesses in complex product liability actions. Lauren specialized in developing and presenting state-of-the-art medical defenses for trials with particularly difficult medical issues, including working extensively with medical experts regarding pulmonary and oncological diseases related to cigarette smoking.
Lauren graduated from Villanova University School of Law with honors having received a full academic scholarship. After clerking for the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Lauren began her legal career as an associate at Dechert LLP, a large international law firm, representing pharmaceutical companies in mass tort, product liability, and off-label marketing investigations. Yearning for more work in the courtroom, Lauren went to Haines & Associates, a boutique litigation firm in Philadelphia, where she gained extensive first- and second-chair trial experience representing clients in all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts in a variety of areas, including business disputes, legal malpractice, personal injury, civil rights, and defamation.
Lauren lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with her husband and their two children.
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