Qui Tam/False Claims Act

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


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 »

Fraud Whistleblowers Blog: Whistleblowing Down Under


What Happened On July 1, 2019, The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2019 (“Bill 19”) came into effect that amended the Corporations Act 2001 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to provide more protections for whistleblowers in Australia. The Background Prior to Bill 19, Australia did not have legislation specifically pertaining to the protection… Read more »

Supreme Court Delivers Important Victory for Qui Tam Whistleblowers


On May 13, 2019 the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous decision, delivered an important victory for qui tam whistleblowers in United States ex rel. Hunt v. Cochise Consultancy, Inc., (Hunt).[1] The decision, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, held that private qui tam whistleblowers are entitled to the extended statute of limitations period in… Read more »

Pamela Coyle Brecht to present at “A Day on Health Law”


Pamela Coyle Brecht has been invited to speak on a panel at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “A Day on Health Law” event which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. Ms. Brecht will be a part of the program titled “False Claims Act Update.” The number of False Claims Act… Read more »

Why the European Union Whistleblower Laws Are All Doomed To Fail

June 3, 2019

https://www.fraudwhistleblowersblog.com/ Member States of the European Union, over the last several years, have passed a series of so-called “Whistleblower Laws.”  These laws are being implemented allegedly to bolster anti-corruption efforts throughout Europe.  While corruption is no stranger to either side of the Atlantic, the European Union would advance their fraud fighting efforts exponentially by taking… Read more »

Compliance and Healthcare Conference


Marc S. Raspanti and Pamela Coyle Brecht will be speaking at the Compliance and Healthcare Conference in Paris, France on May 16-17, 2019. Mr. Raspanti and Ms. Brecht will be speaking on the topic of Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse Enforcement – American Style. The Conference is being held by The Institute of Risk & Compliance. To… Read more »

Exit Interviews – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? In The Legal Intelligencer

April 30, 2019

Roughly three out of four large U.S. employers utilize exit interviews, which are considered a low-risk, low-cost way to acquire valuable information. However, companies who approach exit interviews with an “auto-pilot” mentality may expose themselves to increased employment liability if they do not think strategically about how and why they conduct such interviews. Conversely, a… Read more »

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