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The False Claims Act in Construction Projects

Length: 1 hour 58 minutes

One of the fastest growing litigation areas today involves the False Claims Act (FCA), and in particular as concerning construction projects with the federal government. Failing to appreciate the very broad reach of the FCA exposes contractors to serious financial penalties including treble damages, as well as suspension and debarment from contracting with the federal and even state governments. The expert faculty will explain how the FCA works, the elements of an FCA violation, the types of acts and/or omissions which have been found to violate the FCA, how to counsel clients to avoid committing these violations and how to defend against FCA actions brought by the federal government.

Program Chair: Virginia K. Trunkes, Ganfer & Shore LLP


6:00 - 6:10 p.m. Introductions

6:10 - 6:20 p.m. History of FCA, Purpose and Recent Trends

6:20 - 6:35 p.m. Consequences of FCA Violation

6:35 - 7:15 p.m. Elements, Procedure and Considerations

7:15 - 7:30 p.m. Common FCA Triggers in Construction Industry
and Practical Tips for Contractors’ Counsel

7:30 – 7:45 p.m. Preventative Tips for Contractors - Compliance

7:45- 8:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

CLE credit: NY: 2.0 pp; NJ: 2.4 general; CA & PA: 2.0 general


Original Recording Date: 6/17/2015

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • The False Claims Act in Construction Projects
  • Affirmation of Self-Study