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June 13, 2018

Michelle Peirce and David Chorney Co-Host FBA Health Law Committee Panel

By and David Chorney

Michelle Peirce and David Chorney co-hosted a panel on the False Claims Act and developments since the US Supreme Court’s Escobar ruling in 2016. The title of the event was “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Escobar Ruling on False Claims Act Cases – Trends and Developments Since the June 2016 Decision”

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Escobar decision recognized the “implied certification” doctrine in False Claims Act cases and created much debate about the future reach and application of that theory. Experienced practitioners from all perspectives—the bench, the government, plaintiffs’ bar, and defense bar—came together to discuss how Escobar has affected FCA cases and to predict what is still to come.

The panelists included the Honorable Dennis F. Saylor, IV, Suzanne E. Durrell, Esq., Greg Shapiro, Assistance United State Attorney, and Lawrence M. Kraus, Esq.

Michelle and David are co-chairs of the Health Law Committee of the FBA’s Massachusetts’ Chapter.

About the Authors

Michelle Peirce

Michelle Peirce is Co-Chair of Barrett & Singal's Litigation practice. Her work includes business litigation, licensing matters, and white-collar criminal defense. You can find her on LinkedIn and Google+.

David Chorney

David Chorney is an associate in the health care department of Barrett & Singal.  He regularly represents small and large businesses and non-profits in regulatory affairs, corporate governance issues, and mergers and acquisitions. You can find him on LinkedIn.


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