Change is Good: New Directions in Government Contracting – Nuts and Bolts of a FCA Practice

November 1-3, 2018
ABA Section of Public Contract Law Fall Educational Program
Nashville, Tennessee

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lisa Rivera will participate on a panel at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law’s Fall Educational Program. Lisa’s panel is titled “Change is Good: New Directions in Government Contracting – Nuts and Bolts of a False Claims Act Practice.”

This panel will feature a discussion of the practical implications of the Escobar decision in the
context of False Claims Act (FCA) litigation. The panelists will focus on the nuts and bolts of a post-Escobar FCA case — from pleading and motions to dismiss through discovery. Topics will include:

  • Practical considerations in alleging and defending implied certification theories
  • How discovery has (and hasn’t) changed in a materiality world
  • What the future may hold for FCA law and litigation

The conference will be held November 1-3 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Kaitlin Hazard and Todd Overman are serving as program chairs for the conference. More information about the event can be found on the ABA website.