Berger Montague, Proud Sponsor of the Seventeenth Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference & Awards Dinner

DATE: November 8, 2017

Berger Montague was a proud sponsor of the recently-held Seventeenth Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference and Awards Dinner in Washington, DC from November 1-3, 2017. The TAFEF Conference brought together over 300 individuals from across the country committed through their work to fighting fraud against the government. This is the pre-eminent group of whistleblower attorneys in the country.

From left to right: Daniel Miller, Shauna Itri, Russell Paul, Joy Clairmont, Susan Schneider Thomas

Berger Montague’s Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Department had one of the largest contingents of attorneys attending the conference, together with numerous other qui tam attorneys in private practice, whistleblowers and representatives from the government including officials from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, General Services Administration, Whistleblower Office at the CFTC, Small Business Administration, and several State Attorney General’s Offices and U.S. Attorney’s Offices.

The conference agenda included sessions discussing the False Claims Act as well as the SEC, IRS and CFTC whistleblower programs. Some of the discussion topics included:

  • Developments in False Claims Act Liability Post-Escobar
  • Litigating Declined Cases
  • Developments in Reverse False Claims Liability
  • Damages Calculations

The lively and informative panel discussions included experienced qui tam counsel and representatives from the government, allowing us to learn current government priorities and views about various types of FCA cases as well as to renew our professional connections with Federal and State prosecutors from around the country.

We were pleased to have been a significant sponsor of this important event.

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