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  • Description

    A qui tam action, or whistleblower, who reports on a healthcare company/individual who commits fraud, waste or abuse against the government may create a financial windfall to those who have such information.

    This financial relief falls under the federal and state False Claims Act (FCA). In California there is also a statue which allows relief when fraud, waste or abuse are committed against California private insurance companies. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive overview of whistleblower laws, and present recent trends in litigation including data mining relators.

    The course will also discuss the potential to use the FCA as a tool to fight fraud related to COVID-19 and the government’s response to such fraud.

  • Instructor Bio

    Shauna Itri

    Shauna Itri concentrates her practice on complex litigation, specifically representing whistleblowers in qui tam or False Claims Act law suits in state and federal courts throughout the United States and tax and securities whistleblowers with claims under the IRS and SEC whistleblower programs. Shauna has worked on a variety of cases that have returned well over $3 billion to the state and federal governments pursuant to the False Claims Acts. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Shauna received a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University, where she captioned the University’s Women’s soccer team and received her J.D. from Villanova University. Shauna is frequently the author of published materials and “National Whistleblower Lawyer” website and speaks regularly at national and regional conferences on the various whistleblower laws and aspects of complex litigation.

    Shauna is an avid volunteer and educator. She has taught as an adjunct professor for many years at Widener University and Villanova University, is the President of the Junior League of Philadelphia, and Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Stanford University Alumni Undergraduate Admissions Volunteer Interview Program. Shauna has been the recipient of many awards including most recently she was one of about 40 attorneys who received the Philadelphia 2019 Best of the Bar Award honor.