July 20, 2015

Joel Androphy featured at Second Annual National False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute


Second Annual National False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute

Description of Proceedings

As the number of False Claims Act cases filed, and settled, continues to rise, an increasing number of cases
are litigated through discovery and trial. This one-of-a-kind Institute will focus on the unique, and often little understood, discovery, evidentiary and trial challenges that the parties must negotiate to successfully litigate and try a False Claims Act case. Working from a hypothetical fact pattern, a faculty consisting of experienced trial attorneys will explore the strategic, tactical and practical aspects of successfully litigating FCA cases. The capstone of this one of a kind program will be a two-day mock FCA trial, from voir dire through jury deliberations, which attendees will be able to observe live and via video. Attendees of this program will improve their knowledge and understanding of the novel challenges involved in litigating a False Claims Act case, including the following:

  • Developing Trial Themes and a Litigation Plan
  • Obtaining Discovery from the Government
  • Building or Limiting Damages
  • Mounting and Defending Daubert Challenges
  • E-Discovery Management
  • Jury Selection, from using mock jury through voir dire
  • Openings and Closings
  • Direct and Cross Examination
  • Assessing and Reducing the Risk of Exclusion

Program attendees will gain knowledge, understanding and insights that will improve their ability to develop — and present to their clients — a viable plan for successfully litigating and trying an FCA case.

Presented by

Health Law Section, Criminal Justice Section


David L. Douglass

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Washington, DC

Joel Androphy

Berg & Androphy

Houston, TX

Max Bloom

Trial Behavior Consulting, Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Michael Brien

Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP McLean, VA

Michael Clark

Duane Morris LLP

Houston, TX

Jack Fernandez

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Tampa, FL

Sarah Frazier

Berg & Androphy

Houston, TX

Colin Huntley

U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, DC

Suann Ingle

Suann Ingle Associates

New York, NY

Andy Liu

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC

Greg Luce

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Washington, DC

Rick Morgan

Morgan Verkamp LLC

Cincinnati, OH

Chris Mead

London and Mead

Washington, DC

Kristen Murphy

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Washington, DC

Mark Pearson

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Chicago, IL

Robert Rhoad

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC

Laura Schweitzer

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Washington, DC

Richard Westling

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA