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False Claims Act/Qui Tam Investigations and Defense

The risk of being directly impacted by a government investigation or faced with a government or whistleblower-initiated white collar lawsuit continues to grow. The lines between regulatory, civil, and criminal claims and penalties have been blurred by rapid change, making it difficult for companies and individuals to fight False Claims Act (FCA)-related issues.

Combining the experience of our Health Care, White Collar, and Government Affairs attorneys, as well as subject matter experts in individual fields, Spencer Fane’s False Claims Act/Qui Tam Investigations & Defense group understands the unique aspects and intricacy of these issues, lawsuits, and related administrative proceedings. Our team comprises experienced former state and federal prosecutors and regulators, as well as seasoned defense attorneys and accomplished civil litigators from around the country with decades of knowledge in all industries impacted by this ever-evolving area. Our clients include companies, executives, boards, and individuals in a wide variety of industries, including health care, environmental, banking and finance, data privacy, cybersecurity, and procurement and defense.

Spencer Fane takes a coordinated approach to address the complex issues involving FCA cases. We handle all manner of matters, including assisting on initial law enforcement and agency contact, responding to subpoenas and Civil Investigative Demands, and advising clients regarding investigations, regulatory reviews, congressional investigations, and ultimately, parallel civil and criminal litigation. We develop strategies to address the complications that frequently arise in these parallel proceedings. We have significant experience responding to and providing assistance in federal, state-specific attorney general requests, and all other government-initiated requests for information.

In addition to lawsuits from states and the U.S. government and its many agencies, Spencer Fane collaborates with clients and stakeholders to conduct internal investigations and seek recovery of organizational assets. These engagements include everything from internal compliance and monitoring, audits, and coding and billing reviews, to department-specific claims relating to HR or board-initiated inquiries and oversight.

Clients trust us to successfully handle high-profile, sensitive, and high-stakes litigation in a precise, economical, and confidential manner. Regardless of the industry, Spencer Fane is prepared to vigorously represent clients and provide strategic insight in these potential bet-the-company investigations.