The False Claims Act (FCA) continued to be a key tool in 2022 for the Justice Department and whistleblowers to bring suits against companies, including those in the financial services sector. While the focus stayed largely on the healthcare industry, the risk to corporations of huge financial penalties under the FCA remains. The number of
Jonathan H. Ferry
Jon Ferry brings his substantial experience as a federal prosecutor to assisting clients in False Claims Act litigation, government investigations and other enforcement actions, internal risk analysis and internal investigations.
Jon served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for over seven years. As the head of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) program and the Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jon led and supervised numerous investigations in the areas of healthcare, financial services and other complex frauds. He has significant experience with the False Claims Act and other whistleblower actions, healthcare regulations (including the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law), the Food Drugs and Cosmetics Act, and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).
2021 Proves to Be Another Big Year for the False Claims Act
Picking up where 2020 left off, the False Claims Act (“FCA”) continued to be a key tool in 2021 for the Justice Department and whistleblowers to bring suits against companies, including those in the financial services sector. The Justice Department obtained more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments in 2021, the largest amount since…
Focus on False Claims Act Suits Continues in 2020 Despite a Nationwide Pandemic
The False Claims Act (FCA) continues to be a primary tool for both the Justice Department and whistleblowers’ counsel to bring suits against companies in the financial services sector, and the nationwide pandemic did not halt the investigation and litigation of these cases. Whistleblowers filed 672 new cases in 2020, comprising a significant percentage of…