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Ty Howard brings the perspective of a former state and federal prosecutor to defending and counseling businesses and individuals involved in government investigations, compliance matters, False Claims Act and whistleblower cases, related business litigation, and white-collar criminal matters. As a litigator and chair of Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations group, he works collaboratively with clients, across many industries, to find creative solutions to their compliance needs, to conduct sensitive investigations and negotiations, and—when necessary—to mount a vigorous defense.

Focus on False Claims Act Suits Continues in 2020 Despite a Nationwide PandemicThe 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

False Claims Act Suits Remain a Focus of Whistleblowers in 2019Both the Justice Department and an array of whistleblowers’ counsel continue to use the False Claims Act (FCA) to bring suits against banks and mortgage companies, even though recoveries in the financial services sector were scant in 2019. To keep you informed on the status of the law, Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group

Justice Department Banks on False Claims Act Enforcement Again in 2018Though recoveries from the financial services sector fell drastically in 2018, the Justice Department and a veritable army of whistleblowers’ counsel continue to use the False Claims Act (FCA) to bring suits against banks and mortgage companies. To keep you informed on the status of the law, Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group is

In Case You Missed It: Justice Department Banks on False Claims Act Enforcement Again in 2017The Justice Department and a veritable army of whistleblowers’ counsel continue to use the False Claims Act (FCA) to bring suits against banks and mortgage companies. In 2017 alone, the Department of Justice obtained $543 million in FCA settlements and judgments from the financial services industry.

To keep you informed on the status of the

Book of ComplianceThe federal government continues to use the False Claims Act (FCA) as one of its prime enforcement tools against banks and mortgage companies. In 2016 alone, the Department of Justice obtained $1.6 billion in FCA settlements and judgments from the financial services industry. As it does each year, Bradley has assembled an overview of the

Supreme Court Narrows Application of Implied Certification under the False Claims Act and Establishes a Demanding Materiality StandardThe Supreme Court’s decision in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar reframes when falsity may be implied under the False Claims Act (FCA) and raises the bar for materiality under the statute. Though the Court upholds the controversial theory of implied false certification, Escobar limits it to situations where both (1) a