This year’s NAFUSA conference will bring together experts on the False Claim Act for an update on this important area of federal practice. The panel will be moderated by NAFUSA Past President Jack Selden (Northern District of Alabama, 1992-1993). Selden, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Birmingham, has extensive experience in cases arising under the FCA and qui tam whistleblower actions, including winning a summary judgment on behalf of AseraCare Hopsice in 2016 in one of the most important cases in FCA history.
The panel will include Michael Granston, who has served as the Director of the Civil Fraud Section of the Justice Department since 2013. In that capacity he is the leading federal attorney for cases under the FCA.
He will be joined by Jack Boese, a nationally known expert on the FCA. Boese is the author of the book, Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions, commonly cited as authority by courts at all levels, including the United States Supreme Court. Boese is a member of the Litigation Department in Fried Frank’s Washington, DC office.
Two newer members of NAFUSA will round out the panel. Bill Nettles served as the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina, where FCA claims was one of his top priorities. This resulted in his district becoming one of the top districts for false claims recovery. He is now in private practice with a nationwide false claims practice.
The other NAFUSA member to join the panel is Carmen Ortiz, District of Massachusetts, 2009-2017. She recently joined the law firm of Anderson & Kreiger, while also serving as a visiting professor at Boston College Law School.