Government Enforcement Compliance and White Collar Litigation

Pamela Coyle Brecht Presenting at HCCA’s 24th Annual Compliance Institute

2020/03/30

Pamela Coyle Brecht will be presenting at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 24th Annual Compliance Institute in Nashville, Tennessee on March 30, 2020. The title of Ms. Brecht’s presentation is, “Healthcare Private Equity, Moving Into the Government’s Crosshairs.” Private equity (PE), through mergers and acquisitions, has moved into the healthcare space in a very big… Read more »

48 Arrested in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey Involved in Health Care Fraud and Pill Mill Schemes

2019/09/27

A coordinated law enforcement effort among myriad federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey resulted in the arrests of 48 defendants. Included in those arrested were doctors and medical professionals who, allegedly, submitted over $160 million in fraudulent insurance claims, caused losses of over $800 million and distributed over 3.25… Read more »

Webinar: The Broad Reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

2019/11/14

Join Partners Douglas Rosenblum and Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge, on Thursday, November 14th at noon, for an informative webinar discussion of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  This federal statute, enacted more than 40 years ago, has become more and more prevalent in federal investigations.  It is critical for counsel representing any American company doing business abroad to… Read more »

Pietragallo Partner Pamela Coyle Brecht Receives 2019 Best of the Bar Award

2019/09/19

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that Pamela Coyle Brecht, the Chair of the Firm’s Qui Tam Practice Group, has been selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Recipient of the 2019 Best of the Bar Awards. The awards identify Philadelphia’s top lawyers across nine categories, including white-collar defense… Read more »

Preparing for Pennsylvania’s Consumer Privacy Legislation

2019/08/23

In the wake of several massive data breaches, consumer privacy (or lack thereof) has become a growing concern. For some, more surprising than the breaches was learning how much personal information companies collect from consumers—everything from Social Security numbers and email addresses to location data and demographics—and how much personal information is being sold or… Read more »

The Broad Reach of the FCPA

2019/07/29

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), codified in 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et. seq., prohibits certain classes of persons and entities from paying foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Specifically, persons and entities may not corruptly use any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce in furtherance of any offer or payment… Read more »

Expected FCPA Enforcement in Latin America

2019/07/26

Will the Trump administration’s changes in corruption enforcement policies decrease prosecutions of companies and individuals doing business in Latin America? Not likely.   Despite the public perception that the Trump administration is relaxing its antibribery Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement efforts, in the last couple of years we have seen an increase in FCPA… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Crisis Communications Damage Privilege

2019/06/28

Corporations engaged in civil litigation or government investigations often need to address public relations resulting from their legal involvement, commonly referred to as “crisis communications.” Outside and in-house legal counsel and the corporate officers involved have always had to exercise considerable care to avoid potential waiver of attorney-client and attorney work product privileges. In a… Read more »

A Corruption Overview: It’s Not Always Cash in a Bag

2019/05/30

Unfortunately, corruption is in the news all-too-often today. Lourdes Sanchez Ridge and John Schwab will lead this seminar, hosted by the ACBA, and discuss some of today’s front-page public and private corruption scandals during this program. Learn how prosecutors make charging decisions in corruption cases and the minefields defense attorneys must navigate to prepare clients… Read more »

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