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Ty Howard brings the perspective of a former state and federal prosecutor to defending and counseling businesses and individuals involved in government investigations, compliance matters, False Claims Act and whistleblower cases, related business litigation, and white-collar criminal matters. As a litigator and chair of Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations group, he works collaboratively with clients, across many industries, to find creative solutions to their compliance needs, to conduct sensitive investigations and negotiations, and—when necessary—to mount a vigorous defense.

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Department of Justice announced the formation of a new task force to guide antitrust enforcement in the healthcare industry. The body, named the Task Force on Health Care Monopolies and Collusion (HCMC), is housed within DOJ’s Antitrust Division and directed by longtime DOJ antitrust prosecutor Katrina Rouse.

New Taskforce,

As we near the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to take a moment to thank you — our readers. Eye on Enforcement has been a fun project for the Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations team. But the ultimate goal of any blog is to be read, and we’re grateful to have so many devoted readers. And

On June 1, 2023, in U.S. ex rel. Schutte v. SuperValu Inc., the Supreme Court clarified the state-of-mind (or “scienter”) standard under the False Claims Act (FCA), holding that a defendant’s subjective belief that a claim was false was sufficient to establish the FCA’s scienter element. In doing so, the Court rejected the Seventh

Koninklijke Philips N.V., a global medical technology manufacturer, recently agreed to pay over $62 million to resolve a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The enforcement action – the second for the Netherlands-based company – centered on alleged violations of the FCPA’s books-and-records and internal-accounting controls provisions

Continuing its focus on healthcare technology and electronic health records (EHR) companies, the Department of Justice announced last month a $45 million settlement to resolve a False Claims Act suit involving EHR provider Modernizing Medicine, Inc. (ModMed). The underlying complaint involved allegations in three areas that often draw government scrutiny — exclusive contracts, marketing agreements

New guidelines may portend increased enforcement over foreign investment that implicates U.S. national-security concerns

On October 20, 2022, the Department of Treasury, which houses the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), adopted the first-ever CFIUS Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines. The guidelines represent the first written guidance related to how CFIUS will

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ruan v. United States ups the ante for prosecutors who bring charges against doctors for unlawfully dispensing and distributing drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Supreme Court’s guidance, to secure a conviction, the government must now prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that doctors knowingly and intentionally exceeded