Government Enforcement Compliance and White Collar Litigation

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

2020/01/17

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

2019/12/17

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 »

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

2020/03/29

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

2019/10/24

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

2020/03/11

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 »

Storm Clouds on the Horizon: Private Equity and the False Claims Act

2019/10/21

The United States recently filed a False Claims Act Complaint in Intervention against Florida-based compounding pharmacy Patient Care America (“PCA”), two PCA employees, as well as the private equity (“PE”) firm that acquired PCA and helped manage the company.1 The scheme alleged by the government was a common one: the payment of kickbacks for referrals… Read more »

John Schwab and Jennifer Bouriat to speak at ACBA CLE – Parallel Government Investigations: The Civil Side of a Criminal Investigation

2019/11/21

Pietragallo Partners John Schwab and Jennifer Bouriat will be participating in the ACBA’s November 21, 2019 CLE, “Parallel Government Investigations: The Civil Side of a Criminal Investigation.” During this two-hour course, attendees will hear from a panel of experts about the handling of parallel proceedings in government investigations including learning how federal prosecutors investigate and… Read more »

William Pietragallo, II Appointed as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior

2019/10/21

William Pietragallo, II, Founding Partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior (“CLBB”). The CLBB is based at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, and serves as a resource for the understanding of the interaction… Read more »

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