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Shareholder Shauna B. Itri to Speak at the American Bar Association’s 12th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement

DATE: May 10, 2018

Shareholder Shauna B. Itri will speak at the American Bar Association’s 12th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, which will be held in Washington, D.C. from June 13 – 15, 2018.

Ms. Itri’s panel is scheduled for June 13 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and is entitled “Relator’s Perspective.” As the False Claims Act has matured, lawyers who represent whistleblowers have worked to develop best practices for the investigation, initiation, litigation, and settlement or trial of qui tam cases. Ms. Itri and her fellow panelists will discuss the vetting, initiation, and resolution of such cases.

The 12th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement will bring together experts from all areas – including the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorney general offices, and leading defense and qui tam whistleblower law firms – to discuss the False Claims Act, one of the fastest-growing areas of federal litigation. For more information or to register for the Institute, please visit www.ambar.org/cfc2018. Because Ms. Itri is a faculty member, her colleagues can save 15% on admission using discount code FACFRIENDS at checkout.

Ms. Itri concentrates her practice on complex litigation, specifically representing whistleblowers in qui tam or False Claims Act lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as 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 $3 billion to state and federal governments pursuant to the Federal and State False Claims Acts. In addition to representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases, Ms. Itri has experience representing whistleblowers both in cases involving claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the Internal Service Revenue and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Ms. Itri received a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University. While attending Stanford, Ms. Itri captained the Stanford University Women’s Soccer Team, was on the Scholar Athlete and Honor Roll, and served on the Women’s Soccer Pacific Ten Conference All-Academic Team. Ms. Itri earned her Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law School Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.

Ms. Itri is presently an adjunct professor at Villanova University, teaching a white collar crime and corporate deviance course and at Widener University School of Law, teaching a corporate deviance course. Ms. Itri speaks on various topics regarding whistleblower laws.

Ms. Itri was named a “2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer and a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star” from 2010 – 2016 by Philadelphia Magazine after an extensive nomination and polling process among Pennsylvania lawyers. She was placed on Philadelphia’s First Judicial District’s 2010 and 2011 Roll of Honor for Pro Bono Service for her service in the community, including acting as a volunteer attorney for the Education Law Center, Veterans Pro Bono Consortium, Philadelphia VIP Mortgage Foreclosure Program, the Homeless Advocacy Project, and HIAS.

Ms. Itri is currently the President-Elect and a Board Member of the Junior League of Philadelphia, an organization consisting of approximately 900 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing women’s potential, and improving the community through trained volunteers’ effective action and leadership.

Ms. Itri is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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