Kayla Kaplan, Attorney, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP to Speak at the KG's Event
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About Kayla Stachniak Kaplan
Kayla Stachniak Kaplan, senior associate at Fried Frank and a member of the Firm's False Claims Act and FIRREA practice group, represents corporations in a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on cases arising under the civil FCA and, in particular, cases involving the financial, aerospace, and defense industries. Ms. Kaplan has been a contributing co-author of FraudMail Alert®, which regularly reports on significant developments in the FCA arena. Ms. Kaplan was named a James Kent Scholar and received her JD from Columbia Law School in 2009. She received her BS, summa cum laude, and BA, summa cum laude, from Tulane University in 2006. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's lawyers provide advice to clients regarding their most critical legal and business needs. Fried Frank's False Claims Act and FIRREA attorneys have extensive experience in every facet of the civil False Claims Act, and have been on the cutting edge of litigation and debate about the interpretation and scope of both statutes - the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989. The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, healthcare, and other government contractors in high stakes cases. The Firm's False Claims Act and FIRREA practitioners also assist and represent entities not normally associated with federal and state fraud investigations, such as municipal airport authorities, computer manufacturers, private and state universities, academic medical centers, import and export companies, major accounting and consulting firms, magazine publishers, and oil and gas exploration companies.
In 2015, there were 632 qui tam lawsuits filed at the federal level. These claims were filed under the False Claims Act, which allows individuals to file lawsuits on behalf of the government. In such cases, the government has the option to intervene and prosecute the case or allow the whistleblower to pursue the claim on its behalf, thus, entitling the relator an award up of to 30 percent of the amount recovered. Due to inconsistent interpretations of the Act's provisions, recoveries in these cases vary significantly, with high-end recoveries reaching into the hundred millions and presenting significant risks to companies facing such claims.
It is crucial for companies to be fully aware of potential qui tam claim conditions to be able to prepare for, and therefore avoid, legal risks and threats that may arise in the future.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will help in-house counsel, chief compliance officers and private practitioners in understanding the significant developments in the rapidly evolving Qui Tam and False Claims Act landscape.
Key topics include:
• Qui Tam and False Claims Act - An Overview
• False Claims Act Provisions
• Statute of Limitations
• Exemptions to the False Claims Act
• Legal Risks and Challenges
• Recent Trends and Developments
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org
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