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November 17, 2021

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is ranked among the 20 most active False Claims Act (FCA) defense law firms in Lex Machina’s 2021 False Claims Litigation Report.  The report focuses on the five-year period from 2016 to 2020 and surveys emerging trends in case filings, timing, damages, and findings.

In the last three decades, the False Claims Act has become the primary tool in the government's arsenal to combat fraud on the federal government.  The government has recovered roughly $64 billion through FCA enforcement since 1986, and that vast majority of FCA cases – more than 80% – focus on alleged health care fraud. With more than 100 health care regulatory experts and litigators spread across twenty-one offices, Polsinelli is uniquely qualified to shepherd health care suppliers and providers through challenging government investigations and subsequent FCA litigation

Drawing on their in-depth understanding of complex health care statutes and regulations, Polsinelli’s litigators and regulatory counsel – including former government attorneys and whistleblowers counsel – have a proven track record of achieving favorable results on behalf of their clients.

Lex Machina’s 2021 False Claims Litigation Report lists Polsinelli as one of the busiest law firms when it comes to FCA litigation, noting that it has managed at least 17 FCA cases in 11 federal district courts.

“Many of our lawyers came out of the Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General and are well known to health care regulators,“ said Brian F. McEvoy, chair of Polsinelli’s Government Investigations practice. “Our lawyers are uniquely positioned to understand the perspectives and goals of those regulators and law enforcement agencies, which allows us to better defend our clients.”

Health care organizations are facing an unprecedented degree of scrutiny under the False Claims Act. In addition to representing health care suppliers and providers, Polsinelli assists clients in many other industries – from bussing to education – in every phase of qui tam proceedings under the False Claims Act.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.