5 Tips For Internal False Claims Act Investigations

Law360, New York (August 13, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT) -- When federal contractors investigate potential violations of the False Claims Act within their company, they must walk a fine line between self-preservation and cooperation with the feds.

Contractors are required to report credible evidence of fraud or significant overpayments on their contracts, but sometimes they struggle with ways to protect themselves during internal FCA investigations. The topic was the subject of a panel discussion involving representatives from law firms, in-house counsel and the government, moderated by Marcia Madsen of Mayer Brown LLP, at the American Bar Association's recent meeting in Boston.

Here are some tips that emerged for balancing the competing...

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