PHILADELPHIA, PA- Michael A. Morse and Pamela C. Brecht of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspanti, LLP will be featured presenters at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2014 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on October 17, 2014 in Atlantic City, NJ.
Mr. Morse will moderate the panel “False Claims Act or Whistleblower Litigation: What Every Practitioner Must Know About This Constantly Developing Area of the Law.” Ms. Brecht will be part of the panel presentation. The panel will include an overview of the federal and state False Claims Act statutes; the unique procedural postures of these complex cases; how these cases are prepared and litigated; pitfalls involved in this unique litigation; working with the federal and state governments in whistleblower cases and the pivotal role of the court in False Claims Act litigation.
Michael A. Morse is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office where he serves as Chair of the Federal and State Whistleblower (Qui Tam) Litigation Practice Group. He has represented whistleblowers in some of the most ground-breaking false claims cases in the country, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for federal and state taxpayers. Since 1986, more than $38 Billion has been recovered under the False Claims Act. Mr. Morse has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2014 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. He has also been selected by The Legal Intelligencer as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2010. Mr. Morse received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Emory University Law School.
Pamela C. Brecht is a senior associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Ms. Brecht focuses her practice on state and federal qui tam litigation and complex federal litigation. She has been or is currently involved in litigating some of the most complex Qui Tam cases filed in various courts throughout the United States. Her cases have included alleged fraud by a large multi-state Medicaid managed care contractor, FCA violations by three of the largest hospital corporations in the country, and complex financial relationships among healthcare providers, as well as pharmaceutical fraud cases. She is also part of the team that is advancing one of the first national cases alleging fraud in the Medicare Part D program. Ms. Brecht received her B.A. from Villanova University, cum laude, and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law.