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076625

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6 CLE Hours
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1 Professionalism
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WHISTLEBLOWER LAW SYMPOSIUM

RECORDED SEPTEMBER 20, 2007

Congress and the states are enacting a wave of new “whistleblower” statutes, based on two decades of successes with the federal False Claims Act in recovering money for the government. This seminar will explore how these new statutes work, and how lawyers should handle cases brought under them. This seminar will focus on the federal False Claims Act, the new Georgia “State False Medicaid Claims Act,” and the new IRS Whistleblower Program.

Presiding:
Michael A. Sullivan, Program Co-Chair, Finch McCranie, LLP, Atlanta
Richard W. Hendrix, Program Co-Chair, Finch McCranie, LLP, Atlanta

INTRODUCTION AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Richard W. Hendrix
OVERVIEW OF THE FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT AND THE WAVE OF NEW STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACTS
Michael A. Sullivan
ANOTHER STATE'S SUCCESS WITH ITS STATUTE:  HOW TEXAS HAS ACCOMPLISHED LARGE RECOVERIES IN ITS HEALTH CARE FRAUD CASES Patrick J. O’Connell, Chief, Civil Medicaid Fraud Section, Office of Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX
HOW TO DEFEND CASES UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT AND THE NEW STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACTS: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator:
Stephen S. Cowen, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:
Barry J. Armstrong, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP, Atlanta
Glenn P. Hendrix, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, Atlanta
Bryan B. Lavine, Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta
Rebekah N. Plowman, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., Atlanta
LEGISLATIVE GOALS IN ENACTING THE NEW GEORGIA STATE FALSE MEDICAID CLAIMS ACT
Rep. Edward Lindsey, Legislative Sponsor of the New Georgia State False Medicaid Claims Act, Atlanta
HOW GEORGIA WILL IMPLEMENT ITS NEW STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACT
Charles M. Richards, Healthcare Fraud Section Leader & Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of Attorney General of Georgia, Atlanta
Doug Colburn, Inspector General, Georgia Department of Community Health, Atlanta
COORDINATING MULTIPLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWSUITS UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT AND THE STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACTS
James J. Breen, The Breen Law Firm, P.A., Alpharetta
Patrick J. O'Connell
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF OBTAINING FAVORABLE SETTLEMENTS IN FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASES — FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF ALL SIDES
Moderator:
Amy L. Berne, Chief of Civil Division, United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta

Panelists:
William R. “Mitch” Mitchelson, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
Marlan B. Wilbanks, Harmon, Smith, Bridges & Wilbanks, LLP, Atlanta
PURSUING TWO IMPORTANT BASES OF LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT: STARK AND ANTI-KICKBACK VIOLATIONS
Mark Simpson, Simpson Law Firm, LLC, Atlanta
UNDERSTANDING THE ARCANE: THE NEW IRS WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM
Richard W. Hendrix