False Claims Act Expert Witnesses
The Federal False Claims Act (FCA) is a law that imposes liability on a person who knowingly defrauds a government program. Claims under the law usually involve health care fraud, military, or other government spending programs. The government pursues perpetrators on its own, but the act also allows for a citizen (a “whistleblower” or “relator”) to file a qui tam suit on behalf of the government. For the 2020 fiscal year alone, the Department of Justice reported that more than $2.2 billion in settlements and judgments were obtained involving fraud or false claim against the government.
A related law, the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) prohibits any form of remuneration in exchange for the referral of services or products covered by any federal healthcare program (for example: drugs, supplies, or health care services for Medicare or Medicaid patients).
A False Claims Act expert witness should expect to provide an expert report, expert opinion, deposition testimony and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a professional with prior expert testimony experience.
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a False Claims Act expert around quickly and provide candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
False Claims Act Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those False Claims Act experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the False Claims Act landscape.