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Shareholder Shauna B. Itri To Speak At The 2017 Association of Clinical Research Professionals Meeting & Expo

Posted: March 10, 2017
Practice Areas: Whistleblowers, Qui Tam & False Claims Act

Shareholder Shauna B. Itri will speak at the 2017 Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Meeting & Expo, which will be held in Seattle, WA from April 28 - May 2, 2017.

Ms. Itri's session is entitled "Blowing the Whistle: A 2017 Update on Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Clinical Research." Session attendees will get a primer on the federal and state False Claims Acts-or Whistleblower Acts-that play an important role in detecting fraud, waste, or abuse in healthcare and clinical research. Ms. Itri will cover current issues and trends in fraud enforcement and review what individuals can do to report fraud.

The 2017 ACRP Meeting & Expo will focus on the future of clinical research. Attendees will gain practical strategies to manage change, streamline operations, minimize risk, and position themselves for success. For more information or to register for the meeting, please visit https://conference.acrpnet.org/.

Ms. Itri represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and tax and securities whistleblowers with claims under the IRS and SEC whistleblower programs.

Ms. Itri has worked on a series of False Claims Act cases against large drug companies for fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid drug pricing. This litigation has returned well over $1 billion to state and federal governments pursuant to the Federal and State False Claims Acts. Ms. Itri also has experience representing shareholders in securities class action cases that have recovered millions of dollars in settlements.

Ms. Itri received a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University, where she captained the University's Women's soccer team, and she received her J.D. from Villanova University. She is presently an adjunct professor at Widener Law School, teaching a corporate deviance course.

Ms. Itri was named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" in 2010-2016 by Philadelphia Magazine after an extensive nomination and polling process among Pennsylvania lawyers, and a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" in 2014 by The Legal Intelligencer.

Ms. Itri currently serves as co-chair of the Stanford University Alumni Undergraduate Admissions Volunteer Interview Program and is actively involved in the Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc., an organization of approximately 800 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.