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Mintz Attorneys Thomas S. Crane and Laurence J. Freedman to Speak at National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement

Thomas S. Crane and Laurence J. Freedman, Members of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.  will speak at the 11th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement presented by the American Bar Association. The conference will take place June 8-10 at the Park Hyatt in Washington, DC.

The conference will bring together experts from all areas – including the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorney general offices, federal agencies, and leading defense and plaintiff firms – to discuss the fastest growing area of federal litigation.

Mr. Crane and Mr. Freedman will participate on panels throughout the conference. Mr. Crane will discuss the unique issues that arise when the FCA is used as a fraud and enforcement tool against hospitals, device and pharmaceutical companies, and other health care providers. In his panel, Mr. Freedman will explore FCA pretrial procedure, including the strategy and the timing of pretrial motions and current case law. 
Mr. Crane is nationally recognized for his experience with fraud and abuse. Practicing in Boston and Washington, DC, his work in defending clients against Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act, and whistleblower allegations includes litigation, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and negotiating settlements and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs).  

Mr. Freedman’s health care and life sciences litigation practice focuses on defending clients against government and whistleblower allegations and investigations of fraud and abuse under the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Law. He is the former Assistant Director of the Civil Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, and for over a decade has represented clients against actions brought by federal and state agencies including the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and the United States Attorneys’ Offices.