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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Heightened Scrutiny of Nursing Homes (and Private Equity) in Post-COVID-19 Enforcement

On March 3, 2020, then-Attorney General William Barr announced the Department of Justice’s National Nursing Home Initiative, which aimed to “bring justice to those owners and operators who have profited at the expense of...more

Troutman Pepper

The Long and Short of It

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In January 2021, commentary by members of the social news aggregator Reddit may have contributed to unprecedented trading activity that led some online brokerages to freeze trading of certain securities for a prolonged window...more

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What to Expect from the Biden Administration

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The inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States has set in motion a number of significant policy changes. In this panel discussion, our U.S. legal and policy specialists shared their insights on what our...more

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Not So Special – Securities And Antitrust Regulators May Increase Attention To SPACs In The Coming Year

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In a remarkable year for the equity markets in 2020, the increased use of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) to take companies public stands out as a defining trend. In 2020, well-known private businesses – like...more

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Commissioner Chopra Releases Statement on Private Equity Physician Practice Roll-Ups with FTC/DOJ HSR Annual Report

On Wednesday, an FTC Commissioner used the occasion of a routine report to Congress to send a warning shot to private equity firms, especially those rolling up health care providers. Commissioner Rohit Chopra, an advisor to...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

DOJ’s Civil Division Outlines Enforcement Priorities and Focus on COVID-19 Related Fraud

- The Department of Justice (DOJ) will focus its civil enforcement activity on fraud and other illegal actions relating to COVID-19, including with respect to CARES Act stimulus programs and consumer products marketed for use...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

What PE Firms Need to Know about Whistleblower Risk & How to Mitigate It

Private Equity firms face risk from whistleblowers within their portfolio companies. There are some industries that are more susceptible to whistleblower risk, such as health care, telecom and military contracts....more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

What PE Firms Need to Know about their False Claims Act Risk

Private equity firms have recently become targets of False Claims Act (FCA) liability. This new risk exposure comes from portfolio companies that do business with the government, which necessarily exposes those portfolio...more

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No-Poach Prosecutions: A Growing Problem for Private Equity?

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Buyout firms and portfolio companies should take note of heightened scrutiny of HR and employment practices by antitrust enforcers, both in the US and in Europe. No-poach and wage-fixing agreements — arrangements between...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Private Equity Firm Settles FCA Case

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In two prior posts [Government Files Amended FCA Complaint Against Private Equity Firm and its Portfolio Company and DOJ Intervention in Healthcare Fraud Case Highlights Potential Risks for Private Equity Firms], we wrote...more

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Increased False Claims Act Scrutiny for Private Equity Firms Investing in Healthcare Providers

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Private equity firms investing in healthcare should take note of increasing False Claims Act (FCA) scrutiny by the government and whistleblowers. In two recent cases, the government has demonstrated a willingness to pursue...more

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The Long Arm of the Law Lengthens: What the U.S. ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care RX, LLC Settlement Means for Private Equity...

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In March 2018, White and Williams issued an alert covering the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) intervention in the False Claims Act (FCA) case United States ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care RX, LLC, No. 15 Civ. 62617 (S.D....more

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Life Sciences Investors Beware: Private Equity Firm Settles Federal False Claims Act Suit Regarding Compounding Pharmacy It...

On September 18, 2019, the Department of Justice announced a $21.36 million settlement to resolve a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit alleging a fraudulent kickback scheme through which a pharmaceutical company (Patient Care...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Developments Highlight Secondary Liability Risks for Private Funds

DOJ settlement signals need for enhanced False Claims Act scrutiny. Private funds continue to face heightened secondary liability risks arising from their portfolio investments....more

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DOJ Reaches $21.36 Million Agreement with Compounding Pharmacy, Two of its Executives, and Managing Private Equity Firm to Resolve...

On September 18, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $21.36 million settlement with compounding pharmacy Patient Care America (PCA), as well as PCA’s Chief Executive, PCA’s former Vice President of Operations,...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Compounding Pharmacy and Private Equity Firm Owner Agree to $21 Million Settlement to Resolve FCA Allegations

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it has agreed to a $21.36 million settlement with compounding pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC d/b/a Patient Care America (PCA), private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Government Files Amended FCA Complaint Against Private Equity Firm and its Portfolio Company

On March 18, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amended complaint-in-intervention in the False Claims Act (FCA) case against Diabetic Care Rx, LLC d/b/a Patient Care America (PCA); two of PCA’s executives; and the...more

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Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2019 Edition: U.S. Carve-Out Transactions: A Fertile Ground for Private Equity Firms

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Driven by the influence of shareholders, activists and competitive market forces, public companies are demonstrating renewed focus on their core businesses. Reductions in the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% have...more

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Two Intertwined FCPA Enforcement Actions: SocGen and Legg Mason

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced two Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions earlier this week and the intertwined nature of these two enforcement actions informs today’s blog post....more

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DOJ Targeting Private Equity Firms in False Claims Act Litigation

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A recent complaint by the US Department of Justice against private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden signals that such firms could be a new class of defendants in False Claims Act cases. Private equity firms are thus...more

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Private Equity Firm Faces FCA Liability for Portfolio Company’s Alleged Misconduct

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DOJ’s intervention against PE firm defendant may signal increased exposure for PE firms under the False Claims Act. Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) sued a private equity (PE) firm in a False Claims...more

Locke Lord LLP

Recent Case Emphasizes that Private Equity Firms May Face Federal Prosecution in Actions Targeting Portfolio Health Care Companies

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Private equity firms with portfolio health care entities should stay informed of federal regulations or risk allegations of Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act violations in regards to their platform and portfolio...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

DOJ Adds Private Equity Firm To False Claims Act Complaint

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The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has intervened in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case against a Florida compounding pharmacy, Diabetic Care Rx, LLC d/b/a Patient Care America (“PCA”), and, in an unexpected move,...more

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Private Equity Firm Named As Defendant In False Claims Act Case Targeting A Portfolio Company

A recent complaint filed by the United States against a private equity firm regarding an alleged kickback further illustrates new concerns private equity should be aware of in the healthcare arena and working with counsel to...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Investor, Beware: New Prosecutorial Scrutiny of Private Equity Investment in Healthcare Companies

A bedrock principle of private equity investment is that investors expect to make money on their investments. A recent lawsuit by the Department of Justice (DOJ), however, might force private equity investors in healthcare to...more

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