PHILADELPHIA – Nov. 16, 2020 – Jessica Natali, a White Collar Defense & Special Investigations shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Philadelphia office, will lead a panel at the 2020 White Collar Practice Seminar, presented virtually by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on Nov. 20.
Natali will moderate the panel “Hot Topics in Healthcare Fraud and FCA Enforcement,” set to provide an overview of enforcement activity and trends since 2019, particularly post-COVID-19. The panel also will tackle a range of topics and case law developments – from how courts continue to interpret the False Claims Act (FCA) materiality and scienter requirements post-Escobar to implications of legislation to potentially limit the U.S. Department of Justice’s dismissal power in FCA cases.
Natali, who specializes in federal and state grand jury investigations, has deep experience in both prosecuting and defending a wide range of criminal and civil health care fraud and opioid cases involving doctors, pharmacists, and health care entities. As such, she served as one of the planners for this annual two-day seminar.
Among her representations, Natali often assists large medical device manufacturers, physician practices, and individuals from pharmaceutical companies in investigations regarding violations of HIPPA, Medicaid/Medicare billing, the Stark Law, False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback Statute, among others.
“There are a lot of important issues for us to cover in this 90-minute session, but we look forward to delving into recent developments in the law that will likely impact business practices in the near future and beyond,” Natali said. “These are critical considerations for white-collar lawyers, and we expect attendees to walk away with new learning.”
Virginia Gibson and Kirsten Mayer, white-collar partners at Hogan Lovells and Ropes & Gray LLP, respectively, will complete the CLE-bearing panel, which starts at 10:45 a.m.
Beyond healthcare matters, Natali represents corporations, high level banking executives, and public officials investigated for a variety of allegations, including public corruption, campaign finance violations, fraud, theft, sexual misconduct, defense of qui tam/False Claims Act complaints and products liability and more. She also helps clients constructing and implementing compliance policies and procedures that effectively align with Department of Justice guidelines.
A member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Natali previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for 11 years.
Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice protects companies and individuals under government scrutiny. GT’s creative defense lawyers in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific are at the forefront of white collar defense, with wide-ranging experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines, implementing compliance programs, and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure. Their representations involve alleged securities and commodities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, financial services fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, tax corruption, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud. In addition, the majority of GT’s litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience.
About Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia: Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to some 50 attorneys whose practices include Real Estate, Public Finance, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Environmental, Government Law & Policy, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, White Collar Defense & Special Investigations, Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property, Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms and individuals.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com