Registration Fees:
SC FBA Members: $125
SC Bar Health Law Section Members: $125
All Others: $250

The S.C. Bar CLE Division, the S.C. Bar Health Care Law Section and the S.C. Federal Bar Association Qui Tam Section are pleased to present “False Claims Act / Qui Tam Whistleblower Litigation Involving Heath Care Providers”. This program is designed to update you on emerging issues arising in the context of federal FCA lawsuits involving a variety of industries, including laboratories and ambulance companies, as well as federal government contractors. Our distinguished faculty includes the former U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the District of South Carolina, seasoned Relators’ counsel, and experienced FCA trial counsel. They will provide practical insights and instruction on keys to successfully litigating FCA cases. Don’t miss this powerful seminar, which is offered at a special discount price for members of the SC Health Law Section, as well as our program co-sponsor the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Qui Tam section. This program is sure to provide both beginning and seasoned practitioners a wealth of valuable information in the ever-changing area of FCA-related litigation. This seminar is an intermediate to advanced level program.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Matt Austin, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Charleston

9:00 a.m. False Claims Act Cases: Laboratories
Mark C. Moore, Nexsen Pruett, Columbia

9:15 a.m. Latest Developments and Trends in Types of Cases Being Filed
Richard A. Harpootlian, Richard A. Harpootlian, PA, Columbia

9:45 a.m. Practical Tips for Relator’s Counsel for Approaching the U.S. Attorney’s Office with a Qui Tam Case
William N. Nettles, Bill Nettles, Attorney at Law, Columbia

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: United States of America v. BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc
E. Bart Daniel, Nelson Mullins, Charleston
Matthew R. Hubbell, K&L Gates, Charleston
Wes Jackson, Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC, Columbia
Beattie B. Ashmore, Law Office of Beattie B. Ashmore, Greenville

11:30 a.m. Statistical Sampling, Medical Necessity Claims
Deborah B. Barbier, Debora B. Barbier, Attorney At Law, Columbia

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. False Claims Act Case Updates: Ambulance Companies
J. Brady Hair, Law Office of J. Brady Hair, N. Charleston

1:35 p.m. Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Under FCA 3730(h)
Joseph P. Griffith, Jr., Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC, Mt. Pleasant

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Health Care Provider Responses to FCA claims OR Case Update re FCAs and Hospitals
Laura J. Evans, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Charleston

3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Ethics of a Healthcare Fraud Investigation
John Lawrence, K&L Gates, Morrisville, NC
Tom Clarkson, United States Attorney’s Office - Southern District of Georgia

4:15 p.m. Adjourn


All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live webcast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live webcast must be received by 1 p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.

  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201