In this webinar, attorneys from Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services and White Collar/Investigations Groups will be joined by Julie Bracker, a Georgia attorney who specializes in representing whistleblowers. Our panel will discuss the recent surge of whistleblower suits in the consumer financial services sector. These so-called qui tam cases—brought by individuals on behalf of federal and state governmental entities—carry immense financial and reputational risks.

Understanding the nature of these cases and the steps you can take to prevent them is critical. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Unique procedures and defenses in qui tam cases
  • Potential rewards available to whistleblowers and the remedies afforded to the government
  • The challenges of settlement in qui tam cases
  • Whistleblower protections afforded by the False Claims Act, and how they interact with the whistleblower provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act
  • How to detect and prevent whistleblower claims within your organization

program

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | Webinar

moderator

Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader, Consumer Financial Services Group 

panelists

Julie Keeton Bracker, Partner, Bothwell Bracker PC
John C. Grugan, Partner, White Collar/Investigations Group
Burt M. Rublin, Partner, Consumer Financial Services Group
Christopher J. Willis, Partner, Consumer Financial Services Group