False Claims Act

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Cadwalader’s attorneys have represented companies, their executives, and other third parties in the defense of significant False Claims Act investigations by the Department of Justice and various State Attorneys General.  Several of these matters have involved individual whistleblowers who initiated these inquiries that were ultimately taken over by the government.  In a number of instances, our attorneys have represented these parties in civil litigation that followed either declinations of the criminal inquiries or settlements, as well as in parallel debarment actions initiated by government agencies.

Our attorneys possess extensive expertise representing such clients in all stages of these matters, including in challenging and responding to Civil Investigative Demands, and in parallel administrative actions.  The practice group includes experienced nationally recognized lawyers, many of whom are former prosecutors and senior officials of the Department of Justice who had led investigative teams in the government, seasoned trial lawyers with extensive jury trial experience, and subject-matter specialists from other leading practice groups in the firm, such as Health Care, Energy, and Financial Services.

  • Representation of an export company in a False Claims Act investigation in the Southern District of New York.
  • Representation of a state governor in a civil False Claims Act and civil rights action in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Representation of major company in a criminal and follow-up civil False Claims Act case led by the Department of Justice and the whistleblower.
  • Representation of a senior financial services official in an False Claims Act investigation arising out of the financial crisis. 
  • Representation of executives of several major defense contractors in separate criminal False Claims Act investigations by the Department of Justice.
  • Representation of the Chief Executive Officer of a multi-national defense contractor in a criminal False Claims Act investigation and in subsequent civil litigation by the Department of Justice.
  • Representation of senior sales director of life science company in False Claims Act investigation involving off-label marketing of a medical device.

11 Attorneys

Avergun, Jodi L. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2456
Campbell, Bret A. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2253
Duncan, J. Robert Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2233
Gerver, Keith M. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2381
Jay III, A. Joseph Special Counsel Washington
T. +1 202 862 2248
Kukowski, Colleen D. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2286
Tompkins, Anne M. Partner Charlotte
T. +1 704 348 5222
Washington
T. +1 202 862 2496
Treanor, James A. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2330
Urban, Lex Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2320
Wainstein, Kenneth L. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2474
Wharton, Kendra (Clayton) Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2333

Contact(s)

Jodi L. Avergun
+1 202 862 2456 
jodi.avergun@cwt.com
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