Big Data Makes Big Cases: How Data Analytics is Shaping False Claims Act Enforcement

The Federal Lawyer

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Author(s) , Jennifer A. Short

As many practitioners have learned over the last few decades, the False Claims Act (FCA) is an emerging arsenal in the tool of government prosecutors. And whistleblower attorneys are taking notice and filing a large number of cases. Over the past decade, annual recoveries under the FCA have averaged more than $3 billion per year. Equally impressive is the number of whistleblower actions entering the FCA pipeline—roughly 650 new qui tam matters are filed each year.

 The complete article, "Big Data Makes Big Cases: How Data Analytics is Shaping False Claims Act Enforcement," was published in the July/August 2020 issue of The Federal Lawyer and can be found here.