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April Lunch-N-Learn

  • April 01, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's at the Domain
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Registration

  • Discounted registration for members of the Austin Chapter
  • This type of registration is only available for students who are current members of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE.

TOPIC: current trends in Qui tam law

Speaker: Pat O'Connell, eSQ.
LAW OFFICES OF pATRICK j. o'cONNELL, pllc

 Program Description:

We will look at the current case law, especially post Escobar,  affecting recovery in the False Claims Act cases.  In particular, what is a material falsity.

About the speaker

Pat was hired by John Cornyn to start the Texas of Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Division (OMF) in 1999.  He went back to private practice in 2008 and has represented whistleblowers since then.  The Attorney General's OMF Division has recovered over $2 billion since it was started.  Pat's cases in private practice have resulted in recoveries of more than $150 million.  In 2018, Pat was named the National Lawyer of the Year by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund.

Learning objectives:

    Attendees will be able to understand what is a material fraud vs an immaterial fraud.

    Agenda:

    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation

    Program Level: Basic

    Prerequisites: None

    Advanced Preparation: None required

    Location

    Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
    10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759

    Directions:

    From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.

    Registration Prices

    • Early online registration on or before March 28, 2019
      • Members $20
      • Non-Members $30
    • Walk-in registration (if space is available)
      • Members $40
      • Non-Members $60

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

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