Helping Principals (and Sureties!) Mitigate False Claims Act Risk
Recorded On: 03/24/2021
As the False Claims Act case U.S. ex rel. Scollick v. Narula continues to work its way through the legal system, producers and sureties continue to face uncertain legal risks. One of the best defenses, however, is a good offense. In this webinar, Jenner & Block attorneys David Robbins and Eric Herendeen discuss the False Claims Act, the current state of the law, and how producers and sureties can help principals avoid False Claims Act risk in the first place. These common-sense tips should be minimally intrusive, allow for reasoned escalation of concerns, and – most important of all – help prevent False Claims Act violations from happening.
Jenner & Block
David Robbins is a partner in Jenner & Block's Washington, D.C. office. He is co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice and advises clients as a leader of the Firm’s False Claims Act practice. He has successfully concluded multiple false claims act investigations and related matters for companies in the surety industry involving government construction projects.
Robbins combines 20 years of experience in the government contracts and grants industry as a contractor, government official, and attorney. Clients and their Boards of Directors value Robbins’ unique business perspective and deep knowledge of how to understand and influence the government’s perspective of critical issues, facts, and events.
Robbins’ broad practice includes False Claims Act litigation, complex internal investigations, strategic transactions, mandatory disclosures, claims, trade secrets litigation, ethics/compliance, conflicts of interest, fraud and public corruption defense, bid protests, and suspension and debarment matters.
Eric Kyle Herendeen
Jenner & Block
Eric Kyle Herendeen is an associate in the firm’s Government Contracts Department. Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Herendeen worked as an Honors Attorney at the CBCA, assisting various board judges with cases concerning government contract performance disputes.
Mr. Herendeen received his BA in religious studies in 2008 from Johnson University Florida, where he graduated magna cum laude. He received his JD in 2015 from The George Washington University Law School. During law school, Mr. Herendeen interned at the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, analyzing procurement regulations.
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