False Claims & Whistleblower
Trusted Advisors In The False
Claims & Whistleblower Arena
In today’s political and business climate, corporations doing business with federal The DOJ has
and state agencies — particularly in the healthcare, defense contracting, and energy reported that,
industries — face ever increasing scrutiny from government regulators and between ﬁscal 1987
whistleblowers (who are often facilitated by an aggressive plaintiff’s bar). Central to and ﬁscal 2011, the
this legal environment are the federal False Claims Act and its state level analogues.
These statutes allow for treble damage recoveries and civil penalties, provisions
which have led to settlements and judgments in the billions of dollars. As shown by
our record of successfully representing corporations in this area, King & Spalding’s $30 billion in
attorneys have the experience and backgrounds necessary to successfully guide settlements and
businesses through these difficult and complex matters. judgments in False
Claims Act cases.
King & Spalding’s False Claims & Whistleblower Litigation Practice Group is
comprised of experienced litigators in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech,
medical device, and energy industries, including numerous former federal
prosecutors, congressional investigators, and certiﬁed compliance specialists with
decades of experience in the government and private practice. From high-proﬁle
criminal and civil fraud and abuse matters to private, internal corporate compliance
and employment issues, we tailor our approach to each client and each set of facts.
Whether the case requires delicate interaction with or a voluntary disclosure to
regulators or an aggressive litigation and trial stance, our team is prepared to
vigorously defend client interests.
Nationally Recognized Industry Expertise
• 21 King & Spalding attorneys working in the False Claims and Whistleblower
ﬁeld were named in the 2011 Best Lawyers in America guide, with 4 receiving
notable recognition for their experience in “bet-the-company litigation.”
• King & Spalding’s Government Investigations Practice was proﬁled in 2010
by Law360 as a “White Collar Group of the Year” and was described as “the
premier ﬁrm in this practice area” by the U.S. News & World Report/Best
Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” survey.
• King & Spalding’s FDA, Healthcare, and Energy and Natural Resources
Practices are regularly ranked among the nation’s best by Chambers and other
• King & Spalding attorneys regularly lecture at regional and national
conferences and CLEs on false claims and other fraud and compliance issues,
in addition to hosting numerous programs throughout the year for our clients
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Because Experience Counts
Our lawyers include experienced civil litigation experts and numerous attorneys
who have served in key government positions. Notably, our practice includes:
• The former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department’s
• A former acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice
Department’s Civil Division and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General,
with oversight over all civil False Claims Act cases nationwide;
• A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department’s Civil
Division, with responsibility for overseeing civil and criminal proceedings under
the Food Drug & Cosmetic Act;
• Three past presidents of the American Health Lawyers Association, who
collectively have decades of experience defending healthcare companies in
• The former Inspector General of the Department of Defense;
• One of the top energy industry litigators in the country with more than 25
Contacts years of civil litigation experience defending companies in qui tam actions;
• A former Acting General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel for
Jeff Bucholtz the United States Department of Health and Human Services;
+1 202 626 2907 • Three former United States Attorneys, and more than a dozen former Assistant
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• A nationally recognized leader in employment and labor law specializing in
Steve Cowen defending against alleged whistleblower violations of the False Claims Act;
+1 404 572 4688 • Three former members of the FDA’s Office of the Chief Counsel.
Gary Eiland Having handled well over 80 False Claims Act matters in the last ﬁve years alone,
+1 713 751 3207 King & Spalding has diverse experience across industries:
email@example.com • Represented a major defense contractor in a qui tam case related to work
done on a federal contract and successfully convinced the U.S. government not
Eleanor Hill to intervene in the case.
+1 202 626 2955 • Represented numerous hospitals and hospital systems in the defense and
firstname.lastname@example.org settlement of False Claims Act investigations and related qui tam actions, e.g.,
allegedly improper billings to federal healthcare programs, alleged violations
Drew Hruska of the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act (the Stark Law), issues regarding
+1 212 556 2278 supplemental Medicaid funding, and quality of care concerns.
email@example.com • Represented multiple national retail pharmacy companies in a variety
of government investigations and follow-on FCA suits, including issues of
Paul B. Murphy coordination of beneﬁts, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute violations,
+1 404 572 3085 Medicare and Medicaid billing, and retention of overpayments.
firstname.lastname@example.org • Represented a major health insurer in parallel criminal, administrative
and civil False Claims Act investigations, obtaining a criminal declination, no
Rick Shackelford adverse administrative consequences, and a favorable civil settlement with DOJ.
+1 404 572 4995 • Represented numerous pharmaceutical companies and medical
email@example.com device manufacturers in federal and state investigations (including qui tam
actions) involving off-label promotion, unlawful inducements, and other sales,
Wick Sollers marketing, and development activities.
+1 202 626 5612 • Represented a number of major energy companies in numerous False
firstname.lastname@example.org Claims Act matters including cases alleging undervaluation of royalties on
nationwide production of oil and natural gas, mismeasurement of production
Chris Wray volumes, underpayment of interest on balance adjustments, and improper
+1 202 626 5570 deductions of post-production costs.
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