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False Claims Act

Once The Whistle Has Sounded: Courts Should Aggressively Enforce The False Claims Act's First-To-File Bar

The False Claims Act's ("FCA") first-to-file bar – 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5) – encourages a race to the courthouse to reward a qui tam relator who promptly discloses fraud. In essence, the rule creates an incentive for relators to alert the government to the essential...

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The Nuts And Bolts Of Internal Investigations

Editor: Please tell our readers about your background as first a government prosecutor as well as your practice at Kramer Levin. Schoeman: I was a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Later, I came to Kramer Levin and was partner in our...

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Regulatory & Compliance

SEC’s Second Annual Report Summarizing Whistleblower Program Shows Little Change

On November 15, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) released its Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program (the Report).[1] The Report is remarkable for three reasons. First, the Report shows that, despite very significant...

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