Inside DOJ’s New Cyber-Fraud InitiativeThe Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, which will utilize the False Claims Act (FCA) to pursue cybersecurity-related fraud by government contractors and grant recipients. Key features of and takeaways from this new initiative are discussed below.

Key Features 

  • The initiative aims to hold accountable entities or individuals

The False Claims Act in 2020: A Government Enforcement UpdateThe False Claims Act (“FCA”) continued to serve as one of the primary tools utilized by the federal government against government contractors in 2020. One of the key areas that the government focused on this past year was procurement fraud, collecting more than $100 million from government contractors for fraud involving the government’s purchase of

DOJ Recovered Over $3 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in FY 2019The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it obtained more than $2.2 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments in the fiscal year ending September 29, 2020.

Notably, DOJ reports that “matters that involved the healthcare industry” again comprised the largest portion of these FCA recoveries, but that “procurement fraud” recoveries