Recent FCA Cases
Kathleen Clark
ABA Public Contract Law Section
August 8, 2014
Boston
Does
A-C privilege
cover
a company’s
internal investigation?
primary
purpose
test
compliance
v
legal advice
HHS IG guidance:
separate
compliance
&
legal
functions
Perspective
US ex rel Barko v KBR
D. D.C.
March 6, 2014
internal
investigation
not
covered
Perspective
In re: KBR
mandamus
D.C. Circuit
June 27, 2014
Perspectiveno
rigid distinction
between
a legal purpose
&
a business purpose
Perspective
a
significant
purpose
PerspectiveCan
a lawyer-relator
sue
a former client
under
FCA?
Perspective
US ex rel
Fair Laboratory Practice Assoc.
v
Quest
2nd Cir - 2013
Perspective
examine
state
professional
confidentiality
rules
Perspectiveconfidentiality
exception
for
rectifying
client
fraud
Recent FCA Cases
Kathleen Clark
ABA Public Contract Law Section
August 8, 2014
Boston
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Two recent False Claims Act (FCA) cases relevant to legal ethics: In re: Halliburton (D.C. Circuit 2014) on whether attorney-client privilege applies to corporate internal investigations and US ex rel Fair Laboratory Practices Association v. Quest (2nd Cir. 2013) on whether lawyers may serve as relators under the FCA.

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  1. 1. Recent FCA Cases Kathleen Clark ABA Public Contract Law Section August 8, 2014 Boston
  2. 2. Does A-C privilege cover a company’s internal investigation?
  3. 3. primary purpose test
  4. 4. compliance v legal advice
  5. 5. HHS IG guidance: separate compliance & legal functions
  6. 6. Perspective US ex rel Barko v KBR D. D.C. March 6, 2014
  7. 7. internal investigation not covered
  8. 8. Perspective In re: KBR mandamus D.C. Circuit June 27, 2014
  9. 9. Perspectiveno rigid distinction between a legal purpose & a business purpose
  10. 10. Perspective a significant purpose
  11. 11. PerspectiveCan a lawyer-relator sue a former client under FCA?
  12. 12. Perspective US ex rel Fair Laboratory Practice Assoc. v Quest 2nd Cir - 2013
  13. 13. Perspective examine state professional confidentiality rules
  14. 14. Perspectiveconfidentiality exception for rectifying client fraud
  15. 15. Recent FCA Cases Kathleen Clark ABA Public Contract Law Section August 8, 2014 Boston

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