False Claims Act Roundtable, hosted by Ropes & Gray, New York, NY, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, from 12-5 p.m.
This specialized roundtable will be a forum for sharing the latest intelligence on the state of False Claims Act litigation in the life sciences sector. Bob Thomas will offer remarks from the whistleblower's perspective and speak about "The Ten Things You've Always Wanted to Ask About Whistleblowers and The Lawyers Who Represent Them."
New England Legal Foundation, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30 a.m., Boston College Club, Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Durrell will be a contributor to NELF's 2012 Fall Breakfast Program Whistleblowing in 2012: What Every Business and Business Lawyer Should Know. New England Legal Foundation is a not-for-profit public interest foundation whose mission is promoting public discourse on the proper role of free enterprise in our society and advancing free enterprise principles in the courtroom.
Bench and Bar Conference, October 18-19, 2012, Newton Marriott, Newton, Massachusetts
Suzanne Durrell is to participate in the 2012 Bench and Bar Conference, Changing Landscapes in Law--Legal Practice and Beyond, hosted by the Honorable Nathaniel Gorton and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Levy. Her panel will be discussing trends in health care fraud enforcement. Also participating in this panel is the Honorable Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Bob Ullmann from Nutter, John Griffin from Covidien, and Nathaniel Yeager on behalf of the Department of Justice.
Twelfth Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference and Awards Dinner, Wednesday, September 12, through Friday, September 14, 2012, Marriott Metro Center, Washington, DC
The Whistleblower Law Collaborative attorneys are excited to be active participants in this year's conference. It is the only national conference dedicated to serving those who prosecute False Claims Act qui tam actions and brings together key FCA players, including government attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys offices, federal agency officials, state government attorneys and officials, relators' counsel, and other experts. The TAFEF Conference and Awards Dinner provides valuable educational information and practical analysis in this important legal practice area. Suzanne Durrell is a member of the planning committee and is moderating a panel on the Evolving Role of the Relator--Opportunities and Challenges. Bob Thomas is a member of a panel discussing Ethical Considerations in False Claims Act Practices.
American Bar Association's Ninth National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, June 6-8, 2012, Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC
Bob Thomas and Suzanne Durrell are panelists at this year's ABA National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act & Qui Tam Enforcement, which will be held June 6-8, 2012, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Suzanne is participating in a panel discussion covering the "Investigation of a False Claims Act Case." She will be speaking specifically on the Relator's role in False Claims Act investigations.
Bob's panel will be examining the components of "Settlement of an FCA Healthcare Case." Bob will address the many complexities which arise in negotiations and final settlement of these intricate, multi-party False Claims Act cases.
Healthcare breakfast with the Hon. Janice Symchych (Former) and Maria Walsh, Esq., Wednesday, June 6, 2012, sponsored by JAMS, One Beacon Street, Suite 2300, Boston, MA.
The Honorable Janice Symchych (former) and Maria Walsh, Esq. will be joined by a small select group to talk about the realities of resolving False Claims Act cases. Bob Thomas will be a contributor at this private breakfast.
Bob Thomas spoke at the Boston Bar Association's Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Under the False Claims Act, April 4, 2012