Susan R. Hershman,Senior Counsel,Greenberg Gross LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Speaking Opportunity - Implied Certification and Materiality in FCA Lawsuits

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Susan R. Hershman, Senior Counsel, Greenberg Gross LLP will speak at TKG’s webcast entitled: “Implied Certification and Materiality in FCA Lawsuits: Everything You Need to Know and Do” This event is scheduled for June 05, 2019 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Susan R. Hershman
    Susan R. Hershman is the chair of the False Claims Act and qui tam practice at Greenberg Gross LLP (Los Angeles). She has over 40 years’ experience in complex commercial litigation, including 21 years specializing in the False Claims Act as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the Los Angeles United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Fraud Section, at the time the largest dedicated federal affirmative civil enforcement office in the nation, outside of Washington, D.C. As the Deputy Chief of that Section for more than 12 years, and co-Deputy Chief for over five years, she supervised an average of more than 71 False Claims Act and other government affirmative cases per year. She also was lead counsel in many such successful multi-million-dollar cases, including a Medicare Part C and Medicaid settlement with SCAN Healthcare totaling $323.67 million.

    Her own False Claims Act cases have involved both the federal and State False Claims Acts; the Federal Acquisition Regulation; government health care law (Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other programs); government contract law; aerospace and defense contracting; defense contract cost accounting; defective products and false testing; classified investigations and litigation; U.S. Small Business Administration issues; international False Claims Act issues; the California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act; and whistleblower issues. She has decades of experience working with the major federal agencies affected by the Act, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Reconnaissance Office, and in industries involving a wide variety of companies and products, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, physician practices, durable medical equipment, satellites, rockets, and cutting-edge nanotechnology.

    Ms. Hershman received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley Law School and her A.B. from Harvard College of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    About Greenberg Gross LLP
    Greenberg Gross LLP, an elite law firm that specializes in high-stakes business litigation, represents public and private companies, prominent law firms, nonprofit organizations, high-level executives, and others in their most significant cases. It is regularly ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.

    Event Synopsis:
    In the wake of the Escobar case, issues on the uniformity of implied certification and materiality standards in False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuits have emerged. As the impact of the Stephens Institute ruling on the mandatory use of the two-part falsity test on implied certification is hugely affecting the litigation landscape, the lack of consensus among the courts on the nature of the test being advisory rather than mandatory has been causing ambiguity to both defendants and plaintiffs. This, along with the more stringent requirements in proving the materiality of a claim, is changing the FCA litigation landscape.

    With the recent developments on the ever-evolving FCA litigation landscape, government contractors should be able to keep abreast of the changing tides and mitigate the increased risks and liabilities in the post-Escobar landscape. Being well-versed with a comprehensive knowledge of the latest trends and updates is vital to developing effective litigation procedure and strategies

    In this LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help businesses and their counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Implied Certification and Materiality in FCA Lawsuits. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective litigation strategies in light of the recent changes and updates on FCA litigation.

    Key topics include:
    - FCA Litigation Trends in 2018
    - Implied Certification and Materiality in FCA Lawsuits: Examining the Nooks and Crannies
    - Notable Cases and Rulings
    - Risks and Pitfalls
    - Practical Litigation Tips and Strategies
    - 2019 Outlook

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