Government Contracts Webinar: The Year of the False Claims Act? Why the FCA Will Loom Large in 2021
Miller & Chevalier and Dixon Hughes Goodman will present, "The Year of the False Claims Act? Why the FCA Will Loom Large in 2021," on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it recovered only $2.2 billion under the False Claims Act (FCA) in fiscal year 2020 – the lowest of any year in the past decade. But with a new administration, the introduction of new laws, and trillions in new federal spending to support the economy, there is little doubt that 2021 will produce a significant increase in procurement fraud enforcement across the nation. Bill Walter and Gary McDonald, Dixon Hughes Goodman, and Alex Sarria and Jason Workmaster from Miller & Chevalier will discuss a confluence of factors that could make 2021 "The Year of the FCA," including:
- 2020 laws creating fertile ground for 2021 FCA enforcement
- Increased federal spending leading to increased oversight
- A new administration focusing on FCA recoveries
- New and more dynamic whistleblower threats