Whistleblower attorney Claire Sylvia’s new book examines recent False Claims Act developments

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, November 4, 2016 – The third edition of an important legal treatise on the False Claims Act by Phillips & Cohen partner Claire M. Sylvia has just been published by Thomson West.

The False Claims Act: Fraud Against the Government is a leading reference for attorneys and judges who handle “qui tam” (whistleblower) cases. This definitive book on a major whistleblower statute discusses recent developments in the law as well as analyses of court opinions that affect whistleblower cases and the enforcement of the False Claims Act.

Thomson West said, “The False Claims Act: Fraud Against the Government provides the most current and comprehensive treatment of the laws that have developed under the False Claims Act.”

Sylvia’s book has been an invaluable resource for practitioners in the qui tam field since it was first published in 2004.

New material in the latest edition includes:

• Developments in cases involving retaliation against whistleblowers.

• Analyses of whistleblower award decisions.

• Developments in False Claims Act procedures.

• The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year in a significant whistleblower case involving a healthcare provider (Universal Health Services Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar) and what the ruling means for False Claims Act liability for all government contractors.

• Updates on state false claims laws.

Sylvia has extensive experience representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases. As an expert on the False Claims Act and whistleblower cases, she has testified before Congress and the California legislature and co-teaches a course at Berkeley Law on whistleblower law and policy.

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