False Claims Act Enforcement During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report November 2020

George B. Breen and Alexis Boaz, attorneys in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, co-authored an article in Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report, titled “False Claims Act Enforcement During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.”

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF):

In remarks addressing the U.S. Department of Justice’s top priorities for enforcement actions related to COVID-19, Ethan P. Davis, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, indicated that the Justice Department plans to “vigorously pursue fraud and other illegal activity.” The authors of this article examine the remarks, which provide an indication of how the Department might approach enforcement over the next few years.

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