Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman will be speaking in a live webcast on January 13, 2016 titled “Latest Trends and Developments in Qui Tam Lawsuits and the Statute of Limitations.” Other featured event panelists include Kayla Stachniak Kaplan and Jennifer Wollenberg (Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP), Robert Sadowski (Sadowski Katz LLP), and Ian Samson (Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack).
The “qui tam” provision of the False Claims Act (covering whistleblower law) allows a person or persons to act as a whistleblower and sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the U.S. government. In such cases, whistleblowers are referred to as “relators.” “Qui tam” comes from a Latin phrase meaning “he who sues for the king as well as for himself.” Typically, the whistleblower is or was employed by the company engaged in the wrongdoing. The Act has express language forbidding retaliation by employers against whistleblowers.
Additional Webcast Information
Hosted by The Knowledge Group, the webcast will cover qui tam lawsuits and the statute of limitations, qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, recent trends and developments, and the legal risks and challenges of qui tam lawsuits.
About Rachel Geman and Lieff Cabraser
Ms. Geman is a partner in our New York office with a practice dedicated to employment law, consumer protection, and to recovering money for the government lost to fraud through False Claims Act litigation or whistleblower law. On behalf of her clients, Ms. Geman has filed qui tam suits in multiple courts involving numerous industries that are under investigation, and is presently involved in active litigation involving off-label and kickback claims in the pharmaceutical industry. Her current class action cases involve employment discrimination, consumer civil rights, and consumer protection.