Tag Archives: FCA

DOJ Announces Formal Guidance in Justice Manual for Considering Disclosure and Cooperation by Contractors on False Claims Act Matters

On May 7, 2019, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new guidelines for awarding credit to contractors or individuals who voluntarily disclose False Claims Act (FCA)−related misconduct, actively cooperate with the DOJ on FCA investigations, or take effective remedial measures to mitigate or rectify FCA-related misconduct. Continue reading DOJ Announces Formal Guidance in Justice Manual for Considering Disclosure and Cooperation by Contractors on False Claims Act Matters

False Claims Act Recoveries in FY 2018: A Quantitative Review

On December 21, 2018, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released its False Claims Act (FCA) recovery results for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. It was another strong year for FCA judgments and settlements for the DOJ, which recovered over $2.8 billion from civil cases involving false claims and other related fraud. There were 767 new FCA matters initiated in FY 2018, a decrease of fifty-eight from FY 2017. Continue reading False Claims Act Recoveries in FY 2018: A Quantitative Review

Justice Department Recovers over $3.5 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2015

Healthcare, mortgage, and government contract fraud dominated fiscal year 2015 recoveries. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Department of Justice has exceeded $3.5 billion in recovery. Continue reading Justice Department Recovers over $3.5 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2015

Report Details $2.3B in 2014 Health Fraud Recovery

A recent Law360 article noted that federal prosecutors in 2014 netted more than $2 billion from fraud investigations in healthcare and life sciences. Whistleblower suits are on the rise, and the government recovered $1.9 billion more in 2014 than in 2013 in False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute violations. Continue reading Report Details $2.3B in 2014 Health Fraud Recovery

Government Contracts Pricing Webinar: Issues, Challenges, and Systems

Berkeley Research Group and K&L Gates co-hosted a webinar on September 18, 2013, discussing the latest issues and challenges faced by contractors when pricing government contracts. The session included a discussion of the increasing trend in FCA investigation and DCAA/OIG audit activity as it relates to contract pricing and some of the issues that arise during audits and investigation of pricing matters.

In addition, the session discussed challenges faced by contractors in complying with pricing requirements of both FAR Part 15 and commercial item acquisitions. Finally, the session provided an overview of system requirements and best practices to consider when facing the complexities of pricing government awards.

Click here to view the program.

Government Contracts Pricing: Issues, Challenges, and Systems Webinar

September 18, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Berkeley Research Group and K&L Gates will co-host a one-hour webinar discussing the latest issues and challenges faced by contractors when pricing government contracts. The session will include a discussion of the increasing trend in FCA investigation and DCAA/OIG audit activity as it relates to contract pricing and some of the issues that arise during audits and investigation of pricing matters. In addition, the session will discuss challenges faced by contractors in complying with pricing requirements of both FAR Part 15 and commercial item acquisitions. Finally, the session will provide an overview of system requirements and best practices to consider when facing the complexities of pricing government awards.

Click here to register.