How Do I Protect Myself from False Claims?

Whistleblower Defense Sidebar

The simplest way to prevent False Claims Act liability is to comply with contractual and regulatory obligations.  This compliance requires the implementation of quality systems and procedures that minimize your company’s exposure to risk, and proper enforcement and monitoring of those procedures.  Key areas of focus for compliance include: 

Selection and Monitoring of Subcontractors – Any efforts at compliance cannot be limited to internal factors.  Under the False Claims Act, contractors may also face liability for the actions of their subcontractors.  As such, contractors must carefully select and supervise those subcontractors, paying particular attention to issues such as accounting and billing.