False Claims

Safeguarding and advancing our clients' interests while maintaining constructive relationships with governmental investigators.

Meet the team

False Claims Act enforcement poses a significant and growing threat to corporations and institutions, oftentimes with billions of dollars at stake. Our lawyers understand the importance of avoiding and mitigating the disruption, distraction and risk associated with governmental investigations and large-scale litigation arising under the False Claims Act, Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback Act, and other federal and state statutes.

Locke Lord lawyers have broad and extensive experience representing clients from various industries in all facets of FCA and qui tam litigation as well as the governmental investigations that frequently precede such litigation.

OIG, DOJ and CMS Experience

Our experience includes inquiries originating from the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Offices, Office of the Inspector General, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Medicaid Fraud Control Units, state offices of inspector general and state attorneys general.

Industry Experience

  • Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers
  • Health care systems, physician groups and managed care organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Oil and gas businesses
  • Accounting service providers

Along with these companies, we also frequently represent their past and current employees and officers in connection with civil and criminal investigations.

How We Address Potential Litigation Risks

In addition to defending our clients in the courtroom and courts of appeal, we routinely work with our clients to identify and preemptively address potential litigation risks as well as assist our clients with structuring their commercial dealings to avoid potential statutory violations and comply with applicable safe harbors.