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Marc S. Raspanti

Marc S. Raspanti is a partner in the nationwide Federal and State Whistleblower (Qui Tam) practice group of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP. The Founder of the firm’s national Affirmative Qui Tam practice group, Mr. Raspanti is based in the firm’s Philadelphia Office and also concentrates his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, health care fraud defense and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Raspanti is widely recognized as one of the most successful, skilled and experienced qui tam attorneys in the United States. Since 1989, Mr. Raspanti has litigated many of the most complex and important cases in the history of the federal False Claims Act. Mr. Raspanti has served as lead counsel for whistleblowers in false claims cases that have resulted in over $2 billion in recoveries for federal and state taxpayers. Such cases include:

  • United States ex rel. Merena v. Smithkline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, 93-5974 (E.D.Pa.) (resulting in a $334 Million recovery for federal taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. Monahan v. St. Barnabas Health System, 02-5702 (D.N.J.) (resulting in a $265 Million recovery for federal taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. DePace v. Cooper Health System, 08-5626 (D.N.J.) (resulting in a $12.6 Million recovery for federal taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. Hunt and Gauger v. Medco Health Solutions, 00-737 (E.D.Pa.) (resulting in a $185 Million recovery for federal and state taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. Michael Epp v. Supreme Foodservice AG, 10-1134 (E.D.Pa.) (resulting in a $389 million civil and criminal recovery for federal taxpayers)

Mr. Raspanti is recognized across the United States as an authority on federal and state false claims act litigation and is frequently invited to speak to audiences across the United States. Mr. Raspanti has also written a number of authoritative articles on federal and state false claims statutes, including:

  • “A Practitioner’s Primer on the History and Use of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute,”  AHLA Connections, March 2017
  • “Are you FCPA Compliant?” Firm Newsletter, Winter 2016
  • “What the Yates Memo Means for Federal Criminal and Civil Corporate Investigations?” Firm Newsletter, Winter 2016
  • “Who Is Enforcing the Stark Law of the United States?” AHLA Connections, September 2012
  • “The Tar Heel State Steps Up Its Fight Against Fraud” The Legal Intelligencer, June 26, 2012
  • “What’s Next for the Year-Old SEC Whistleblower Program?” The Legal Intelligencer, November 1, 2011
  • “Why is Qui Tam Litigation Often So Difficult to Resolve?” AHLA Connections, September 2011
  • “The IRS’s Proposed Amendments to Its Informant Award Program,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 2, 2011
  • “Proposed SEC Rules Undermine Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Incentives,” The Legal Intelligencer, February 10, 2011
  • “The Minnesota False Claims Act: Is It Minnesota Nice?” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, April 2010
  • “States, Statutes and Fraud: A Study of Emerging State Efforts to Combat White Collar Crime,” Cardozo Law Review, Issue 5, Volume 31, April 2010
  • “The Employment Protection and Anti-Discrimination Provisions of the New Jersey State False Claims Act,” New Jersey Law Journal, August 10, 2009
  • “The ‘New’ New Jersey False Claims Act: It was Born to Run,” The Legal Intelligencer (4 part series), July 6-9, 2009
  • “Modern False Claims Act Liability: Cradle to Grave Liability?” Health Lawyers News, Vol. 11, No 1 (Jan. 2007), Vol. 10, No. 12 (Dec. 2006)
  • “False Claims Act Damages: One Size Doesn’t Fit All,” Health Lawyers News, Vol. 10, No. 7 (July 2006)
  • “States, Statutes and Fraud: Empirical Study of Emerging State False Claims Acts,” 80 Tulane Law Review 465 (2005)
  • “Current Practice and Procedure under the Whistleblower Provisions of the Federal False Claims Act,” 71 Temple Law Review 23 (1998)
  • “The Qui Tam Provisions of the False Claims Act: Even Success Has Its Challenges,” ABA Health Law Litigation, Summer (1996)

Mr. Raspanti is a creative and tenacious trial lawyer, who fights hard for his whistleblower clients. He has litigated virtually every phase of federal and state false claims cases, and has successfully teamed with federal and state false claims prosecutors across the United States. Mr. Raspanti has litigated against some of the largest companies in the United States on behalf of his clients.

A former prosecutor, who has been combating fraudulent and criminal conduct since 1984, Mr. Raspanti was previously appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell to serve as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. From June 2007 through January 2010, Mr. Raspanti was also appointed as a Commissioner by Governor Rendell as the criminal defense representative to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. The Commission creates a state-wide sentencing policy which promotes fair, consistent sentencing practices in order to provide judges with a common reference point for sentencing those convicted of felonies and misdemeanors.

In March 1999, Philadelphia Magazine named Mr. Raspanti one of the best white collar criminal defense lawyers in Philadelphia. Following that honor, Mr. Raspanti was selected by his peers as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers from 2004 through 2016 in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense, an honor reserved for 5% of the Pennsylvania Bar. In addition, in 2007 through 2014 he was listed as one of the Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. In 2008 through 2015, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers. He was also selected by his peers for the 2006 through 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Health Care Law litigation. He was also included in the 2015 edition of Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania.

In 2012, Mr. Raspanti was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization devoted to recognizing outstanding civil and criminal trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® also recognizes Mr. Raspanti as an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Raspanti is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) and an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He also serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Committee on Complex Crimes Litigation and the Federal Criminal Law Committee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Within the American Bar Association, Mr. Raspanti currently serves on the Sub-Committee on White Collar Crime and as the National Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section White Collar Sub-Committee on Qui Tam Litigation. Mr. Raspanti has been recognized as a national leader in his field by such organizations as Law Dragon 500 magazine and the US Healthcare Expert Guide. Mr. Raspanti is also an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association as well as the American Health Lawyers Association, where he frequently lectures and writes on current topics of interest.

Mr. Raspanti is a graduate of the Temple University School of Law and Villanova University.

Mr. Raspanti is admitted to practice in all courts in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia (inactive), New York and numerous federal courts.

Speaking Engagements 

  • “Ten Practice Tips for Relators- Doing Your Best to File a Winning Qui Tam Case,” Current Trends in False Claims Act/Qui Tam Whistleblower Litigation CLE (Charleston, SC), May 12, 2017
  • “False Claims Act Developments,” HCCA’s 21st Annual Compliance Institute (National Harbor, MD), March 26, 2017
  • “Dealing with States in Health Care Fraud Investigations,” PBI’s 23rd Annual Health Law Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 7-8, 2017
  • “Best Practices for Dealing with the States in False Claims Act Investigations, Litigation and Settlement,” Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute (Washington, D.C.), October 24, 2016
  • 16th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference (Washington, D.C.), September 14-16, 2016
  • “False Claims Act Pleading Issues,” False Claims Act/Qui Tam Whistleblowers Litigation Involving Health Care Providers CLE (Columbia, SC), May 6, 2016
  • “So You Want To Represent a Whistleblower: What Do You Need to Know to Succeed,” Pennsylvania Bar Institutes’ 22nd Annual Health Law Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 15-16, 2016
  • “Litigating a False Claims Whistleblower Case,” American Law Institute CLE Telephone Seminar/Audio Webcast, February 3, 2016
  • “Best Practices to Facilitate Global Settlements,” 3rd Annual Advanced Forum on False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement (New York, NY), January 21-22, 2016
  • “Managed Care Fraud Enforcement and Compliance,” Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute (Washington D.C.), October 25, 2015
  • False Claims Act, Seton Hall Law School’s Healthcare Compliance Certification Program (Newark, NJ), October 13, 2015
  • Qui Tam Litigation, A Practitioner’s Symposium: Global Settlements and Relator Share/Attorney Fee Issues,” American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and the White Collar Crime Southeast Region Subcommittee (Charlotte, NC), September 25, 2015
  • “Realtor’s Counsel: Strategic and Practical Considerations for a Successful Practice,” 3rd Annual Qui Tam Conference (San Francisco, CA), September 17-18, 2015
  • “Federal Sentencing Trends Ten Years After United States v. Booker and Sentencing Advocacy,” Federal Bench Bar Conference (Philadelphia, PA), June 19, 2015
  • 25th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, American Bar Association (Miami, FL), May 13-15, 2015
  • 2015 Annual Meeting, NC Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (Asheville, NC), March 21, 2015
  • “How Relator’s Counsel Validate and Investigate a Claim Before the Complaint is Filed,” American Conference Institute 2nd Annual False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement (New York, NY), January 21, 2015
  • “Fraud, Kickbacks and the False Claims Act: A White Collar Practitioner’s Primer,” 2014 PACDL White Collar Seminar (New York, NY), November 13, 2014
  • “Qui Tam: Qui What?” 17th Annual Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Convention (Palm Beach, FL), July 18, 2014
  • ALI-CLE, False Claims Act Institute (New York, NY), May 13, 2014
  • “The Ban of Off-Label Promotion and the False Claims Act: Analyzing a Decentralized, Public-Private Enforcement Regime,” Seton Hall Law (Newark, NJ), April 28, 2014
  • American Bar Association’s Washington Health Law Summit (Washington, DC), December 9, 2013
  • “When to Disclose, Whether and When to Repay: The ACA’s Impact on White Collar Lawyering,” PACDL’s White Collar Practice Seminar (Philadelphia, PA), November 15, 2013
  • “Litigating a False Claims Act Whistleblower Case,” American Law Institute CLE (Philadelphia, PA), November 7, 2013
  • “Direct and Cross of Plaintiffs’ Witness,” ABA National False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute (Washington, DC), June 7, 2013
  • “Negotiating False Claims Act Settlements and Corporate Integrity Agreements,” HCCA Compliance Institute (Washington, DC), April 24, 2013
  • “What Should You Know About the Medicare Part D Program But Were Afraid to Ask,” PBI’s 19th Annual Health Law Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 12-13, 2013
  • “North Carolina False Claims Act (WEBCAST),” North Carolina Bar Association CLE Program (Charlotte, NC), November 27, 2012
  • “Reflecting on Whitewater: Lessons in the Art of Negotiating Proffer Agreements Through the Prism of a Presidential Crisis,” PACDL’s White Collar Practice Seminar (Philadelphia, PA), November 9, 2012
  • “FCA Whistleblower Counsel Panel: Candid Observations and Insights by Experienced Counsel,” AHLA/HCAA Fraud & Compliance Forum (Baltimore, MD), October 1, 2012
  • “Recent Developments on Liability,” ABA National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement (Washington, DC), June 7, 2012
  • “Healthcare Qui Tams from the Relator’s Perspective,” ACBA Federal Courts Section CLE – Litigating the Healthcare Qui Tam (Pittsburgh, PA), May 24, 2012
  • 2012 ABA National Institute on Health Care Fraud (Las Vegas, NV), May 9-11, 2012
  • “Federal Civil False Claims Act,” AHLA Fraud Boot Camp Webinar Series (Philadelphia, PA), April 5, 2012
  • 21st Annual Health Law and Policy Forum, King and Spalding (Atlanta, GA), March 19, 2012
  • “Why Are the State False Claims Acts of Importance to Health Care Practitioners?” PBI’s 18th Annual Health Law Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 14, 2012
  • “False Claims Act and Qui Tam Provisions: New Developments You Must Know,” ALI-ABA Video Webcast (Philadelphia, PA), February 13, 2012
  • “Resolving Qui Tam Litigation and the Use of Mediation,” ABA 2012 Mid-Year Meeting (New Orleans, LA), February 3, 2012
  • “False Claims Act and Qui Tam Provisions: New Developments You Must Know,” ALI-ABA Video Webcast (Philadelphia, PA), November 30, 2011
  • “Federal Qui Tam Litigation: Hot Topics and New Initiatives,” PACDL White Collar Practice Seminar (Philadelphia, PA), November 18, 2011
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Handling a Whistleblower But Were Afraid to Ask,” Healthcare Liability & Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Groups Joint Luncheon (Boston, MA), June 27, 2011
  • “The Proper Care and Feeding of Whistleblowers,” The Third Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel (New York, NY), May 6, 2011
  • “A New Day has Dawned: Federal and State False Claims Acts at the Forefront of Litigation,” ABA 2011 Spring Meeting – Joint Criminal Justice/Litigations Section CLE Programs (Miami, FL), April 14-15, 2011
  • “Avoiding the Mistakes of the UBS/Birkenfeld Case: Protecting Whistleblowers from Criminal and Civil Liability,” Offshore Alert Conference (South Beach, FL), April 5, 2011
  • “A Powerful Governmental Tool: The False Claims Act,” ABA White Collar Crime Committee’s Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division CLE Program (Philadelphia, PA), March 23, 2011
  • “Qui Tam Practice and False Claims Act,” The Philadelphian Discussion Group (Philadelphia, PA), March 15, 2010
  • “Qui Tam Litigation in the Western District of Pennsylvania: Open for Business,” Qui Tam and the False Claims Act CLE Program (Pittsburgh, PA), February 17, 2011
  • “False Claims Act Developments and Compliance,” Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and the Florida Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association Annual Education Conference (Orlando, FL), November 5, 2010
  • “The 10 Things You Want to Know About Whistleblower Suits But Were Afraid to Ask,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute “A Day on Health Law” (Philadelphia, PA), October 19, 2010
  • “The Truth About False Claims Post- US ex rel Hopper vs. Solvay Pharmaceuticals,” HCCA and AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum (Baltimore, MD), September 27, 2010
  • “Industry Spotlight: Drugs, Devices, and the False Claims Act,” Hamline University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (St. Paul, MN), June 16-20, 2010
  • “State Qui Tam Enforcement,” ABA FCA National Institute (Washington, DC), June 4, 2010
  • “Defending White Collar Cases,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar (Philadelphia, PA), April 19, 2010
  • “The 10 Things You Want to Know About Whistleblower Suits But Were Afraid to Ask,” PBI’s 16th Annual Health Law Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 11, 2010
  • “Using the Rules of Criminal Procedure to Your Advantage,” ABA 24th National Institute on White Collar Crime Conference (Miami, FL), February 25, 2010
  • “Federal and State Qui Tam Practice,” Rutgers Camden Law School (Camden, NJ), February 9, 2010
  • “Disclosing Known Overpayments: A Stark New World,” Representing the Physician Florida Bar Association Seminar (Orlando, FL), January 22, 2010
  • “NJ False Claims Act,” New Jersey Judicial College (Teaneck, NJ), November 23, 2009
  • “The Economic Crisis: Criminal Law Implications of the Causes and The Government’s Stimulus Program,” Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Conference (Philadelphia, PA), November 13, 2009
  • “Lessons We Learned the Hard Way: 35 Years of Spills, Thrills, and Even Some Kills,” Ninth Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (Washington, D.C.), October 12, 2009
  • “NJ False Claims Act,” Seminar for NJ Judiciary (Hackensack, NJ), July 15, 2009
  • “NJ False Claims Act,” Seminar for NJ Judiciary (Sommerville, NJ), June 23, 2009
  • “Industry Spotlight: Drugs, Devices, and the False Claims Act,” Hamline University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (St. Paul, MN), June 11- 14, 2009
  • “False Claims Act 101: The Anatomy of the False Claims Act,” PICPA Health Care Conference (Hershey, PA), June 3, 2009
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Fraud Cases,” ABA Fraud Conference (Phoenix, AZ), May 15, 2009
  • “Negotiating False Claims Act Settlements,” Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Institute (Las Vegas, NV), April 29, 2009
  • “Convener on Stark Law,” American Health Lawyers Association Public Interest Committee (Washington, DC), April 24, 2009
  • “NJ False Claims Act,” Seminar for NJ Judiciary (Atlantic City, NJ), April 23, 2009
  • “Qui Tam Litigation,” Civil Legal Education Committee Seminar (Media, PA), April 15, 2009
  • “Preparing for the Fight of Your Life: Anatomy of a Healthcare Fraud Prosecution,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Pittsburgh, PA), February 12, 2009
  • “Preparing for the Fight of Your Life: Anatomy of a Healthcare Fraud Prosecution,” BNA Audioconference (Philadelphia, PA), February 18, 2009
  • “Federal and State Qui Tam Practice,” Rutgers Camden Law School (Camden, NJ), January 20, 2009
  • “What To Do When the Feds Come Calling,” ALI-ABA Telephone Seminar / Audio Webcast (Philadelphia, PA), November 25, 2008
  • “Preparing for the Fight of Your Life: Anatomy of a Healthcare Fraud Prosecution,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, A Day on Health Law (Philadelphia, PA), October 28, 2008
  • “Negotiating the Resolution of Healthcare Fraud Allegations,” American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum (Baltimore, MD), October 5, 2008
  • “Qui Tam Litigation: A Litigator’s Perspective,” Drexel University Health Care Fraud Class (Philadelphia, PA), October 1, 2008
  • “The New Jersey False Claims Act: Risks for Providers; Opportunities for Whistleblowers,” Health and Hospital Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association (New Brunswick, NJ), September 25, 2008
  • “Pharma Fraud: AWP & Beyond,” Eighth Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference (Washington, D.C.), September 9, 2008
  • “Fleshing Out Your Complaint, Obtaining Evidence: A Case Study,” Eighth Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference  (Washington, D.C.), September 8, 2008
  • “Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement,” American Bar Association 7th National Institute (Washington,DC), June 13, 2008
  • “Current Trends in Fraud Prosecutions,” PICPA Health Care Conference, (Hershey, PA), May 30, 2008
  • “Off Label Marketing of Prescription Drugs and Devices,” Hamline University School of Law (St. Paul, MN), April 25, 2008
  • “How to Conduct an Internal Investigation,” National Constitution Center’s Audio Conference (Philadelphia, PA), April 23, 2008
  • “Theories of Liability and Defenses Under the False Claims Act,” Health Care Compliance Association’s 12th Annual Compliance Institute (New Orleans, LA), April 13, 2008
  • “Legal, Ethical and Practical Considerations for Conducting Internal Investigations After Enron & KPMG: The Role of the Attorney,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Philadelphia, PA), April 3, 2008
  • “Preparing for the Fight of your Life: Anatomy of a Healthcare Fraud Prosecution,” 14th Annual Health Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 11, 2008
  • “Anatomy of a Healthcare Fraud Trial,” PACDL’s For the Experienced: The Ultimate Criminal Law CLE (Philadelphia, PA), November 10, 2007
  • “Fraud and Abuse in the Vascular Lab: Prevention of Accidental Fraud and Recent Vascular Fraud Cases,” Society for Vascular Ultrasound 2007 Current Issues Conference (Arlington, VA), November 2-3, 2007
  • “Fundamentals and Recent Developments of Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation,” False Claims Litigation in Florida (Miami, FL), October 31, 2007
  • “Federal False Claims Act Developments,” American Bar Association’s 17th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud (New Orleans, LA), May 2007
  • “Theories of Liability and Defenses Under the False Claims Act,” Health Care Compliance Association’s 11th Annual Compliance Institute (Chicago, IL), April 24, 2007
  • “Successful Strategies in Managing a White Collar Investigation,” American Bar Association 21st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime (San Diego, CA), March 1, 2007
  • “Health Care Fraud Enforcement: Insiders Predict the Future,American Bar Association (Philadelphia, PA), November 15, 2006
  • “An Insider’s Look at How the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Process Works: A Practitioner’s Primer,” The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s, A Day on Health Law (Philadelphia, PA), October 11, 2006
  • “Can Qui Tam Lawsuits Be Avoided?” American Health Lawyers Association Fraud & Compliance Forum, September 27, 2006
  • “The Growing Whistleblower Threat…and What to Do About It,” The Florida Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association (Marco Island, FL), June 14-16, 2006
  • “An Insider’s Look at How the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Process Works: A Practitioner’s Primer,” 12th Annual Health Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 15, 2006
  • “The Growing Whisteblower Threat… And What to Do About It,” Florida Medical Compliance Summit (Fort Lauderdale, FL), November 3, 2005
  • “Attorney Client Privilege and Preserving Documents Post Morgan Stanley,” For the Experienced: The Ultimate Criminal Law CLE, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Philadelphia, PA), October 29, 2005
  • “The Criminalization of Regulated Conduct and Handling the Defense of a Criminal Investigation,” Annual Meeting, Federal Bar Association (Fort Lauderdale, FL), September 22, 2005
  • “Practical Strategies for Bringing and Defending Qui Tam and FCA Cases,” Advanced National Forum on False Claims Act Enforcement and Litigation (Washington, DC), June 16, 2005
  • “Winning Pretrial Motions,” The Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee (Philadelphia, PA), May 26, 2005
  • “State False Claims Act & Qui Tam Enforcement,” Health Care Fraud Institute, American Bar Association (Palm Springs, CA), May 18, 2005
  • Health Care Compliance Certification Program, Seton Hall University Law School and Johnson & Johnson (Newark, NJ), March 1, 2005
  • “Public & Private Partnerships: The Investigation & Prosecution of a Qui Tam Matter,” Conference, Taxpayers Against Fraud (Washington, DC), October 14, 2004
  • State Qui Tam Enforcement,” 5th Annual National Health Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, American Bar Association (Washington, DC), June 15-16, 2004
  • “The Perspective of Qui Tam Relators Counsel,” Health Care Compliance Certification Program, Seton Hall University Law School and Johnson & Johnson (Newark, NJ), June 14, 2004
  • Qui Tam/ Relators and other Plaintiffs Counsel,” 14th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section (New Orleans, LA), May 12, 2004
  • “Protecting Whistleblowers-Litigation Strategies,” Rutgers University School of Law and Urban Policy (Camden, NJ), April 2, 2004
  • “Why Can’t We Just Get Along?” Physicians and Physician Organizations (Hollywood, FL), February 11, 2004
  • Health Care Compliance Certification Program, Seton Hall University Law School and Johnson & Johnson (Newark, NJ), January 5, 2004
  • “Current Status of False Claims Litigation,” 2003 Current Issues Conference, Society for Vascular Ultrasound (Arlington, VA), November 7, 2003
  • “Careers in Criminal Law,” Villanova School of Law (Villanova, PA), October 21, 2003
  • “Qui Tam Lawsuits And The False Claims Act,” American Health Lawyers Association, September 21, 2003
  • “Choosing Qui Tam Cases Wisely,” National Conference for Relators’ Counsel, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, June 12, 2003
  • Appropriate Interviewing Techniques During Internal Investigations,” Compliance Meeting, Laidlaw, April 2, 2003
  • “Pre-trial Motion Practice Under the False Claims Act,” National Conference on Qui Tam Litigation, American Bar Association (Washington, DC), January 30, 2003
  • “Corporate Responsibility: Compliance & Ethics Programs,” HCCA Program in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA), November 20, 2002
  • “Qui Tam Panel,” Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum, (Philadelphia, PA), November 15, 2002
  • Current Status of False Claims Litigation,” Current Issues Conference, Society of Vascular Technology (Crystal City, VA), November 8, 2002
  • “Legal Primer 2002: Compliance and Health Care Fraud,” American Academy of Ophthalmology (Orange County, FL), October 22, 2002
  • “Fraud & Abuse from All Sides: Case Studies in the Real World – Are You Ready?” Strategies for Success XI, American Academy of Cardiology (Atlantis/Paradise Island, Bahamas), June 28, 2002
  • “How to Stay on the Right Side of Fraud and Abuse Laws,” 6th Annual Compliance Strategies/UCG Seminar (The Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC), June 19, 2002
  • Conference, Taxpayers Against Fraud (The Washington Marriott, Washington, DC), May 2, 2002
  • Compliance Alert/UCG Seminar (Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV), March 13, 2002
  • “Ethics for the Trial Lawyer,” Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, (Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA), December 6, 2001
  • Qui Tam Conference, American Bar Association (Washington, DC), November 28, 2001
  • Ophthalmology Fraud and Compliance in 2001: An Odd Odyssey, American Academy of Ophthalmology (Material Convention Center, New Orleans, LA), November 11, 2001
  • Annual Health Care Conference, Tennessee Bar Association (The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, TN), October 24, 2001
  • Norcal Conference (Hilton-Union Square, San Francisco, CA), October 5, 2001
  • “Recent Developments in Qui Tam/Relator Law,” Fraud & Compliance Forum, AHLA/HCCA (Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington, DC), October 1, 2001
  • Mealey’s Qui Tam Conference (Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC), June 10, 2001
  • Fraud Institute, American Bar Association (Eden Roc Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, FL), May 3, 2001
  • Conference at the Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, American Health Lawyers Association, May 2001
  • UCG Fraud & Abuse 101 Medicare/Physician Compliance Alert (New York, New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV), February 15, 2001
  • Mealey’s Nursing Home Litigation Conference (Ritz Carlton Hotel, Naples, FL), January 23, 2001
  • The Knock at the Door: Defending False Claims and Qui Tam Actions,” Annual Meeting, American Health Lawyers Association (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC), June 18, 2000
  • Chair, Mealey’s Qui Tam Provisions of the False Claims Act Conference: A Practitioner’s Forum (Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pentagon City, VA), June 12, 2000
  • “Qui Tam Relator and Relations Counsel Panel,” Third Annual National Congress on Health Care Compliance, March 8, 2000
  • “There May Be a Whistleblower in Your Organization,” Fraud & Abuse 101 Medicare Compliance Alert Conference (St. Petersburg, FL), February 17, 2000
  • “Wrongful Discharge Claims Under 3730(h) and State Law,” Second Annual National Institute on The Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement (JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC), January 12, 2000
  • “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” Dateline NBC Sunday Edition, November 21, 1999
  • “Qui Tam Practice and Procedure,” Federal Bench Bar Conference, June 5, 1998
  • “What Should You Be Worried About As A Medical Provider?” Christiana Care Corporation, April 30, 1998
  • Fourth Annual Health Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 1998
  • “Anatomy of a Whistleblower Case,” National Health Lawyers Association/American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (Washington, DC), October 1997
  • “Managed Health Care Liability: Avoidance and Defense,” Conference, Business Development Associates (Chicago, IL), September 1997
  • Third Annual Health Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 1997
  • Fraud and Abuse Conference Arlington,National Health Lawyers (Arlington, VA), October 2, 1996
  • Masters Program, National Health Care Lawyers Association, May 9, 1996
  • Masters Program, National Health Lawyers Association (Westfields Conference Center Chantilly, VA), 1996
  • Conference on Health Care Fraud, Andrews Publications (New Orleans, LA), 1996
  • 2nd Annual Health Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1996
  • Health Care Fraud Seminar for Accountants, Forensic Accountants, Philadelphia Community College (Philadelphia, PA), 1995
  • “False Claims,” National Health Lawyers Association, 1995
  • “Health Care Fraud,” Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Philadelphia, PA), October 2, 1995
  • Annual Meeting of Delaware Health Care Providers, September 19, 1995
  • Kent County (Delaware) Medical Society, May 17, 1995
  • Criminal Defense of Health Care Fraud – Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 17, 1995
  • Health Law Institute – Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 16, 1995
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, February 13, 1995
  • Health Care Providers Association of Delaware, February 2, 1995
  • “Advising Your Health Care Clients on How To Avoid Health Care Fraud,” Education Program for Certified Public Accountants, September 28, 1994
  • “Affirmative Civil Litigation,” Office of Legal Education – Department of Justice, August 24, 1993
  • “Whistleblowers,” WHYY-FM Philadelphia Public Radio, 1993
  • “Health Care Fraud,” WWDB-FM, 1993

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The lawyers in the national qui tam whistleblower practice of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti have proven, battle tested experience fighting for whistleblowers in federal and state false claims cases. The whistleblower practice group includes five former federal and state prosecutors who have:

  • Recovered over $2 billion for federal and state taxpayers
  • More than 30 years combined experience representing whistleblowers
  • Fought some of the most complex cases brought under federal and state false claims acts
  • Litigated against some of the largest companies in the United States
  • Represented whistleblowers in federal and state courts across the United States

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