Partner Kathleen Chandler will present as part of the virtual roundtable “Causation Conundrums in Kickback-Focused FCA Cases,” sponsored by the Federal Bar Association. The panel will discuss causation issues that arise in False Claims Act cases broadly and particularly in Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)-premised cases, including the implication of “resulting from” language in Congress’s amendment of the AKS in the Affordable Care Act. Panel members will examine how courts have handled defendants’ efforts to hold relators/the government to but-for and proximate causation standards and the reasons why relators/the government have pressed for lower standards. Panelists will also explore causation standards applied by federal courts in other contexts.
In addition to Ms. Chandler, speakers include
- John D. W. Partridge, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Moderator)
- Erica B. Hitchings, Whistleblower Law Collaborative
- Johnathan M. Phillips, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
- David Wiseman, Civil Fraud Section, Department of Justice
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