George Breen Featured in “Attys React to DOJ’s New Memo on FCA Dismissals”

Law360

George B. Breen, 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 featured in Law360, in “Attys React to DOJ’s New Memo on FCA Dismissals.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

A newly unveiled U.S. Department of Justice memo discusses circumstances in which the government should consider dismissing False Claims Act cases brought by whistleblowers.

Here, attorneys offer their perspectives on the significance of the memo, which was authored by Michael Granston, director of the DOJ’s civil fraud section. …

George B. Breen, Epstein Becker Green

“What ultimate import this memo will have — as measured through affirmative efforts to seek dismissal of FCA cases — remains to be seen. But defendants in FCA actions ought to actively be promoting arguments to government counsel — in the right circumstances — that not only does the matter not merit intervention, the interests of justice calls for the proper exercise of authority: case dismissal.”