In addition to the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et. seq., 29 states and the District of Columbia have false claims act statutes, which they use independently of and in cooperation with the federal government to recover state dollars allegedly lost to fraud.  False Claims Act actions have been successfully brought against companies in virtually every segment of the economy, including defense contractors, health care providers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, banks and similar lending institutions and commercial companies that sell goods and services to governments.

Sheppard Mullin’s experience defending False Claims Act investigations and litigation is broad and deep.  Collectively, our attorneys have hundreds of years of experience defending against state and federal False Claims Act investigations and litigation.  We have defended False Claims Act investigations and litigations nationwide.  We have defended state and federal False Claims Act investigations and litigations on behalf of government contractors, health care providers, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, commercial companies and financial institutions.  Our experience includes:

  • False Claims Act litigation,  including jury and bench trials of False Claims Act cases
  • Responding to civil, criminal, and administrative investigative subpoenas
  • Civil Investigative Demands (or “CIDs”)
  • Grand jury investigations
  • Search warrants
  • Suspension and debarment proceedings

Industries Represented:

  • Financial services
  • Government contracts
    • Defense
    • Civilian
  • Health care
  • Other federal programs
    • HUD programs
    • Crop insurance
  • Postal Service

For more information about our False Claims Act Practice Group, click here.