ABA: Qui Tam Litigation: A Practitioner’s Symposium

Anne M. Tompkins will moderate a panel at this event.

This panel will discuss strategic considerations and tasks to be performed after a qui tam complaint is filed and prior to the government making an intervention decision. Topics include who conducts the post-filing investigation; document production and preservation issues; sharing of documents and information between the government, target(s) and relators’ counsel; interviews of relators; relator assistance to the government; how to handle a whistleblower who is a current employee; strategies for obtaining a declination and/or decision to not intervene; conducting an internal investigation; the use of white papers and legal/factual presentations to the government; partial or full intervention and its consequences; extending the seal; how to interact with multiple relators; and financial statement disclosures.

Moderator: Anne M. Tompkins, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Charlotte, NC

Speakers: Frederick Morgan, Morgan Verkamp LLC, Cincinnati, OH

Eric H. Cottrell, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte, NC

Wendy Weiss, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting (former Chief, Civil Fraud Section, US Attorney's Office, Central District of California)