Brett S. Covington

Brett S. Covington

Saul Ewing LLP

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White Collar Watch - August 2014

In This Issue: - Court of Appeals asked to clarify scope of Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower protections - Supreme Court to address circuit splits on wartime tolling and first-to-file bar - IRS amends...more

9/4/2014 - Dodd-Frank First-to-File IRS SCOTUS Tolling Whistleblower Awards Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

Court of Appeals asked to clarify scope of Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower protections

A federal court of appeals has been asked to clarify the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010’s (“Dodd-Frank” or “Act”) whistleblower protections. Specifically, the court has been...more

8/29/2014 - Compliance Dodd-Frank Popular Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

White Collar Watch - July 2014

In This Issue: - Move over Big Pharma: Health care is not the only industry susceptible to False Claims Act scrutiny - Third Circuit affirms dismissal of False Claims Act suit, citing contract...more

7/18/2014 - False Claims Act FDA GSA License Agreements Licenses Medicaid Medicare Medtronic Omnicare Pharmaceutical Software

Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence: Five Key Questions That Have Actually Been Answered – and Five New Questions - Supreme Court Asked If State Universities Are Exempt From...more

7/8/2014 - Colleges Rape SAFE Act Sexual Assault Title IX Universities VAWA

Supreme Court Asked If State Universities Are Exempt From Claims Under the False Claims Act

A professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the standard for imposing liability on state universities (and their related entities, such as hospitals and...more

7/1/2014 - Appeals Eleventh Amendment False Claims Act Hospitals Liability Public Entities Research Center SCOTUS Universities

White Collar Watch - June 2014

In This Issue: - Whistleblower’s one-two punch: Confidential informant/employee spurs criminal investigation, then successfully sues individual company owner in qui tam action - Alleged illegal recruiting for...more

6/3/2014 - Colleges Criminal Prosecution False Claims Act First-to-File Hiring & Firing Qui Tam Recruitment Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch

In This Issue: - Federal court unseals rare False Claims Act complaint against home mortgage servicer - Qui tam relators target – and gain access to – internal investigation on ground that attorney-client...more

5/6/2014 - Banks False Claims Act Mortgages Qui Tam Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - March 2014

In This Issue: - SEC at odds with Siemens over whether whistleblower protections extend to employees who report wrongdoing directly to their companies - Fourth Circuit decision tolling False Claims Act statute...more

3/31/2014 - False Claims Act Fraud SEC Siemens Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - February 2014

Contents - False Claims Act ruling opens door to large damage awards... pages 1 - 2 - Supreme Court asked if state universities are exempt from liability under the False Claims Act... pages 2 - 4 -...more

2/28/2014 - False Claims Act Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Hospice Medicare SCOTUS Universities Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - January 2014

In This Issue: - SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Report shows best practices make for an effective compliance and ethics program - In unprecedented move, government seeks to extend the responsible...more

1/28/2014 - Bid Rigging Compliance Dodd-Frank Ethics SEC Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - July 2013

In This Issue: - Factors in Forfeiture: Eleventh Circuit Rules in Seizure of Rothstein Ponzi Assets - Health Care False Statement Statute Serves as Backstop for Government In Nearly Failed Prosecution -...more

7/25/2013 - Anti-Corruption Compliance Enforcement False Statements Forfeiture Fraud Healthcare Ponzi Scheme White Collar Crimes

The D.C. Circuit Expands the Scope of Honest-Services Fraud and Illegal-Gratuities Prosecutions in Ring v. United States

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in United States v. Ring recently upheld a conviction under the public sector “honest-services” fraud statute and the “illegal-gratuities” statute. Notably, the court: (1)...more

3/25/2013 - Compliance DOJ Honest Services Fraud Illegal Gratuities Jack Abramoff Lobbyists Ring v US

White Collar Watch - March 2013

In This Issue: - Eleventh Circuit Holds that Production of Foreign Bank Account Records May be Compelled in Criminal Investigation Under Required Records Exception to Fifth Amendment Privilege - Supreme Court...more

3/22/2013 - Discovery DOJ Fifth Amendment Foreign Financial Accounts Honest Services Fraud Illegal Gratuities Motion to Compel Off-Label Promotion Records Exception SCOTUS SEC Statute of Limitations

Virginia Supreme Court Holds that Individuals May Be Held Personally Liable for Wrongful Discharges

States are beginning to permit wrongful discharge claims against individuals, putting supervisors and managers at risk for personal liability. ...more

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