FCA Report Author Backs Proposed Reforms Over Objections

Law360, Washington (December 6, 2013, 7:04 PM EST) -- One of the authors of a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce report calling for an overhaul of the False Claims Act on Friday defended the report’s reform proposals, despite claims from a whistleblowers’ advocate that the act was an effective anti-fraud tool that did not need revision.

David W. Ogden, chair of WilmerHale’s government and regulatory litigation practice group, said that though he was a “believer” in the FCA and its goal of reducing fraud against the government, “relatively modest” adjustments were needed to bring the...
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