George B. Breen, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices and Chair of the firm’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Law360, in “4 Key Takeaways from the DOJ’s $4.7B FCA Haul,” by Jeff Overley. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Experts say the trend is probably linked to the Yates memo, a 2015 policy statement in which the DOJ vowed greater individual accountability for fraud.
“Looking behind the numbers makes plain that the enforcement climate became worse for individuals in fiscal year 2016,” Epstein Becker Green member George B. Breen said Thursday.