Three Philadelphia Lawyers To Serve As Co-Chairs of ABA White Collar Crime Qui Tam Substantive Committee

September 24, 2012

Marc S. Raspanti, Meredith S. Auten and Christopher R. Hall, along with Washington, D.C. attorney Janet Goldstein, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey W. Dickstein, have been appointed to serve as Co-Chairs of the ABA Qui Tam Substantive Committee of the Criminal Justice Section’s White Collar Crime Committee. They will serve a two-year term.

The Qui Tam Substantive Committee focuses its members on the many areas affected by the False Claims Act and its unique qui tam enforcement provisions. It offers training and publications related to important case decisions and settlements; FCA enforcement initiatives in various industries; and defense and plaintiff strategies in FCA cases.

Marc S. Raspanti is a name partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP. He practices in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense; Federal and State Qui Tam Litigation; Criminal, Civil and Administrative Health Care Fraud Litigation; and Complex Commercial Litigation. Mr. Raspanti is the founder of the firm’s national Affirmative Qui Tam practice group.

Christopher R. Hall is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Saul Ewing LLP and serves as Chair of the firm’s White Collar and Government Enforcement Practice. He assists clients during internal investigations, government criminal investigations, government civil enforcement actions, and related civil proceedings such as False Claims Act and securities fraud proceedings.

Meredith S. Auten is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Morgan Lewis and is a member of the White Collar Litigation and Government Investigations Practice. Ms. Auten concentrates her practice on the representation of corporations and individuals in all aspects of white collar litigation. A significant portion of her practice involves defending Civil False Claims Act/qui tam actions.

Janet L. Goldstein is a named partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Vogel, Slade & Goldstein, LLP. For over 20 years, Ms. Goldstein has represented whistleblowers in major procurement, health care, and financial fraud cases under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and related wrongful termination lawsuits.

Jeffrey W. Dickstein is an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Miami, Florida. He primarily handles cases involving medical necessity and quality of care issues.

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