Angela Pazzaglia, PhD, Senior Economist, Bates White to Speak at The Knowledge Group's LIVE Webcast

Top Quote This two-hour event is scheduled on Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm (EST). End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 10, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Angela Pazzaglia, PhD, Senior Economist, Bates White will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled Statistical Evidence in False Claims Act Cases: Identifying Opportunities and Legal Challenges LIVE Webcast.

    Event Summary:
    With the growing number of lawsuits brought under the federal False Claims Act (FCA), the dispute over the use of statistical evidence to prove liability in FCA cases continues to spark interest among industry leaders, professionals, and litigators. The plaintiffs in these cases, including both the government and qui tam relators, routinely argue that the use of statistical evidence to prove liability should be allowed to avoid difficult and prolonged litigation. A number of recent court decisions have addressed the issue and reached different conclusions; thus, the battle over statistical evidence and how this evidence may be used in FCA cases will likely continue. It is therefore imperative to carefully consider the significant ramifications of employing statistical evidence in all stages of FCA litigation to avoid any legal risks and pitfalls.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of Statistical Evidence in False Claims Act Cases and will help the audience better understand all the important aspects of this significant topic. Speakers will also offer best practices in identifying opportunities and legal challenges while ensuring compliance with applicable laws.

    Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
    Use of Statistical Evidence in False Claims Act Cases
    Opportunities for FCA Plaintiffs and Potential Defenses
    Recent Court Decisions
    Best Practices and Risk Mitigation Strategies

    About Angela Pazzaglia
    Angela Pazzaglia is a senior economist at Bates White, a leading firm in economic and statistical consulting. In her role as a statistical expert, Dr. Pazzaglia conducts quantitative analyses such as sampling and extrapolation, causation and liability analysis, and damages estimation. She focuses on litigation in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, including work on False Claims Act and anti-kickback statute engagements. While with Bates White, Dr. Pazzaglia has estimated liability and damages for a case involving alleged kickbacks by a major brand name pharmaceutical company and assessed statistical claims and sample projections in a matter related to false advertising. She also has extensive experience analyzing pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursements using large transactional sales and claims databases.

    Dr. Pazzaglia received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied computational modeling.

    About Bates White
    Bates White is an economic consulting firm that provides advanced, empirically-based economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. We advise clients on litigation, case development and strategy, assessing and analyzing the relative strengths of economic arguments, and determining optimal strategies for discovery, motions, trial preparations, and settlement.

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

    The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

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