Government Enforcement Compliance and White Collar Litigation

It’s Not Just Cash In a Bag: Exploring Corruption From Both Sides of the Table


Corruption is in the news all-too-often today. Join Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Gibson along with Pietragallo Partners Lourdes Sánchez Ridge and John Schwab to discuss how prosecutors make charging decisions in corruption cases and the minefields that defense attorneys must navigate to prepare clients under investigation. This CLE will cover an overview of federal corruption offenses… Read more »

PA Justices’ Ruling May Rein in Grand Jury Report Releases


On Jan. 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion ordering the permanent sealing of a grand jury report relating to allegations of sexual abuse and a potential coverup. In the opinion, In re Grand Jury Investigation No. 18, the Supreme Court concluded that because the report did not meet the Investigating Grand Jury… Read more »

Fraud Whistleblowers Blog: Can I Just Be John Doe?

January 23, 2020

Can I Just Be John Doe? A review of remaining anonymous in False Claims Act cases  There is strong appeal in the concept of remaining anonymous for many whistleblowers but unless you can prove both a fear of severe harm, and that the fear of severe harm is reasonable, two recent Circuit Court decisions illustrate how… Read more »

Fraud Whistleblowers Blog: What’s It Like Blowing the Whistle in Ukraine?


What Happened On January 1, 2020, Amendments to the Law of Ukraine On Prevention of Corruption (“Amendments”) came into effect that introduced groundbreaking protections for whistleblowers in Ukraine that rival the protections offered under the United States False Claims Act (“FCA”). The Motivation Ukraine has suffered through a longstanding history of corruption. In the United… Read more »

Kevin Raphael Shares 2020 Outlook on Fraud & Abuse in Inaugural Podcast Episode


Pietragallo Partner, Kevin Raphael, who works out of the Philadelphia office of Pietragallo Gordon Aflano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP recently participated in a podcast in which he shared his 2020 outlook regarding fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry. The episode, by the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (“AHLA”),… Read more »

Partner Michael A. Morse to present “The False Claims Act Update” in Nashville, Tennessee


On Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 24th Annual Compliance Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, Michael A. Morse will present to attendees “The False Claims Act Update.” During this presentation, attendees will: Understand the fundamentals of liability, damages and procedure under the FCA Review critical recent court interpretations of the Supreme Court’s… Read more »

Tips For Representing Corporations, Employees In Government Investigations


Individual liability continues to be at the forefront of criminal investigations and the litigation that often follows. Throughout the past five years, the U.S. Department of Justice’s edicts on individual culpability have varied in tone and rigidity, but the underlying focus on individuals has remained constant. On Sept. 9, 2015, former Deputy Attorney General Sally… Read more »

Michael A. Morse to present at PBI’s Health Law Institute in 2020


Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP Partner Michael A. Morse will be presenting at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (“PBI”) Health Law Institute on March 11-12, 2020. Mr. Morse’s session topic is, “Preparing for the Fight of Your Life: Anatomy of a Health Care Fraud Prosecution.” The PBI notes that the Health Law Institute is,… Read more »

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