Matthew Benedetto, Counsel, WilmerHale to Speak at TKG's event

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 11, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Matthew Benedetto, Counsel in the Los Angeles Office of WilmerHale will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Statistical Evidence in False Claims Act Cases: Identifying Opportunities and Legal Challenges.”

    About Matthew Benedetto
    Mr. Benedetto is a counsel in the Los Angeles Office of WilmerHale. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation and government investigations. Mr. Benedetto has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical companies, healthcare companies, and financial institutions in both federal and state False Claims Act actions. In the healthcare space, he has unique experience litigating California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, a qui tam statute in the Insurance Code, including argument before the California Court of Appeal. He also has experience representing qui tam whistleblowers, and before joining WilmerHale was a member of a trial team in a four-week federal jury trial involving FCA allegations against a major insurance company.

    In November 2015, in his pro bono practice, he obtained a rare federal jury verdict in favor of his client, a California state prisoner, in a First Amendment retaliation case brought against state correctional officers. He currently represents Theranos, the blood testing technology company, in a number of actions across the country.

    About WilmerHale
    WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of its clients. The law firm’s leading Intellectual Property, Litigation/Controversy, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Securities, and Transactional Departments participate in some of the highest-profile legal and policy matters. With a staunch commitment to public service, the firm is renowned as a leader in pro bono representation. WilmerHale is 1,000 lawyers strong with 14 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

    Event Synopsis:
    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 The Knowledge Group /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 for an event, please visit:

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