About This Course
This CLE program focuses on the False Claims Act and its application to cybersecurity violations. Recently, the Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers announced that “[t]he Department will continue to confront malicious nation state cyber activity with our unique tools and work with our fellow agencies and the family of norms abiding nations to do the same.” Another DOJ Attorney indicated that “cybersecurity related fraud may be another area where we could see enhanced False Claims Act activity.” In light of these statements, this CLE should prove to be both timely and informative.
The particular areas, which will be covered are as follows: (1) overview of the False Claims Act and key items to consider before bringing a case; (2) cybersecurity basics – terms, standards, and relevant laws; (3) cybersecurity-related False Claims Act cases; and (4) areas to watch.
At the end of this CLE program, participants should have a semblance of the following:
- 1. Situations where the False Claims Act and cybersecurity intersect;
- 2. An understanding of fundamental cybersecurity terms and standards that most lawyers do not understand; and
- 3. Relevant case law, statutes, and macro considerations.