Publications and Presentations

Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Oversight of the False Claims Act, Neil V. Getnick, April 28, 2016

Corporate Whistleblowers: Changing the Paradigm, Lesley Ann Skillen, 20th Annual Compliance Institute, Health Care Compliance Association, April 20, 2016

Whistleblowers: Responding, Investigating, and Adjudicating, Neil V. Getnick, HB Litigation Conferences, Mass Torts Judicial Forum with Hon. Marina Corodemus, April 15, 2016

Whistleblower Case Study: Managing the Risk in Healthcare Organizations, Richard J. Dircks, Audit & Compliance Committee Conference, Heath Care Compliance Association, February 29, 2016

Enforcement and Compliance: Strategies for Organization Counsel and Compliance Professionals, Regional Annual Conference, Health Care Compliance Association, February 5, 2016

Inside the Mind of the Plaintiff Bar – The Essential Elements of a Strong Relator Claim, Neil Getnick, 3rd Annual Executive Forum on False Claims & Qui Tam Enforcement, American Conference Institute, January 21, 2016

After VW: Why Corporate America Should Embrace Whistleblowers, Lesley Ann Skillen, FCPA Blog, December 8, 2015

Whistleblowers: How to Make Them Friends not Foes of your Compliance Efforts, Lesley Ann Skillen, Health Care Enforcement and Compliance Institute, Health Care Compliance Association, October 25, 2015

Neil V. Getnick Opening Statement at American Conference Institute 2nd Advanced Forum on False Claims Act/Qui Tam Enforcement, January 22, 2015

U.S. Whistleblower Cases Soar in Health and Pharma, by Neil V. Getnick, Live Science, October 3, 2014

Neil V. Getnick Keynote Address to 2014 Annual Awards Dinner, September 16, 2014

Health Care Fraud Settlements: Relator’s Perspective, by Lesley Ann Skillen, American Bar Association Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement National Institute, June 4, 2014

Federal False Claims Act and SEC Whistleblower Program Practice Points, by Margaret J. Finerty and Richard J. Dircks, NYSBA Litigator, Spring 2014 (Vol. 19 No. 1)

Sunshine Data: Will it Help Whistleblowers and Their Attorneys?, by Lesley Ann Skillen, Sixth Annual Summit on Disclosure, Transparency and Aggregate Spend for Drug, Device and Biotech Companies,
February 5-7, 2014

Inside the Plaintiff’s Bar: How Plaintiff Counsel is Selecting and Litigating Big Ticket Qui Tam Cases, by Lesley Ann Skillen, American Conference Institute Executive Forum on False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement, January 27, 2014

Blowing the Whistle on cGMPs: the Next Big Challenge for Compliance, by Lesley Ann Skillen, Fourteenth Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, October 28 – 30, 2013

Blowing the Whistle on cGMPs: the Next Big Challenge for Compliance – The SEC Whistleblower Law and Pharma Manufacturing in the US and Abroad, by Neil V. Getnick, Fourteenth Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, October 28 – 30, 2013

Blowing the Whistle on cGMPs: the Next Big Challenge for Compliance – Global Compliance, by Luis Moreno Ocampo, Fourteenth Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, October 28 – 30, 2013

In Wake of Corporate Scandals, A Reminder That Integrity is Good Business, by Neil V. Getnick, International Business Times, September 4, 2013

Whistleblowing Now, by Neil V. Getnick, NYU Law School Business Crimes Course, April 29, 2013

Lesley Ann Skillen, April 2013 Lecture, New York University School of Medicine, Global Public Health Masters Program: Fraud in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Lesley Ann Skillen, United States False Claims Act Qui Tam Whistleblower Law, Australian National University Workshop: A Qui Tam False Claims Act for Australia, October 23, 2012

NYCFE Whistleblower Conference Papers, by Neil V. Getnick, NYCFE Whistleblower Conference, October 12, 2012

Lesley Ann Skillen, Health Care Fraud and the FCA: Battles Won and the Road Ahead, Taxpayers Against Fraud Annual Conference, September 2012

Responding to Fraud in the Australian Health, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Sectors: A Proposal for Reform, by Gregor Urbas, Thomas Faunce, Lesley Ann Skillen and Marc Smith, World Review of Business Research,
March 2012.

Lesley Ann Skillen, April 2011: Webinar: pharmamanufacturing.com: US ex rel. Eckard v. GSK: Safeguarding cGMP Compliance for Patients and the Public.

Lesley Ann Skillen & Stephanie M. Breslow, “Selected Developments in Damages and Penalties Under the False Claims Act,” American Bar Association 8th Annual National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement (June 2010) (conference papers).

Lesley Ann Skillen & Stephanie M. Breslow, “Understanding the 2009 FERA Amendments to the Federal False Claims Act,” American Bar Association 24th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime (February 2010) (conference papers).

Lesley Ann Skillen,”Fighting Medicaid Fraud: The Deficit Reduction Act, Federal Incentives to Enact State Qui Tam Laws, and the New York State False Claims Act,” American Bar Association 22nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime (March 2008) (conference papers).

Neil V. Getnick, “State ready to fight Medicaid fraud,” Albany Times Union Op Ed, April 25, 2007.

Lesley Ann Skillen & Megan M. Scheurer, “Who’s On First: 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5),” Sixth Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference (September 2006) (conference papers).

Neil V. Getnick, “Fast and Loose on Medicaid Fraud,” New York Newsday Op Ed, June 16, 2006.

Neil V. Getnick, “NYRA’s Best Friend,” The Blood-Horse May 2, 2006.

Neil V. Getnick, “Tackling the future of Racing in New York,” Albany Times Union Op Ed, January 24, 2006.

Lesley Ann Skillen, “The New York City False Claims Act: A Tale of One City,” The False Claims Act and Qui Tam Quarterly Review, Vol. 39, Oct. 2005.

Neil V. Getnick, Lesley Ann Skillen, & Richard J. Dircks “Death Cancels Everything But Truth: Survivability of False Claims Act Qui Tam Claims”, The False Claims Act and Qui Tam Quarterly Review, April 2005.

Remarks of Neil V. Getnick at First International Conference on Corporate Governance and Economic Growth in Russia, June 3, 2004.

Lesley Ann Skillen & Megan M. Scheurer, “Whistles Blowin’ in the Wind: Past, Present and Likely Future Landscape of Pharmaceutical Fraud Cases,” ABA National Institute on Health Care Fraud 2004 (conference papers).Lesley Ann Skillen, “A New Breed of Whistleblower,” Pharmaceutical Executive, August 2003.

Neil V. Getnick & Lesley Ann Skillen, “The Fundamentals of Qui Tam,” International Association of Defense Counsel 2003 Mid-Year Meeting, February 2003 (meeting papers).

Lesley Ann Skillen, “Keep Your Pinstripes Vertical,” published in Pharmaceutical Executive, January 2003.

Lesley Ann Skillen, “Managed Health Care: Treatment Rationing for the New Millennium?,” ABA National Institute on Health Care Fraud (2001)

Neil V. Getnick and Richard J. Dircks, “The Upward Spiral: A U.S. Outlook on International Anti-Bribery Efforts in the New Millennium,” published in the International Law Practicum, Vol. 14 No. 1 (2001).

Lesley Ann Skillen, “A New Breed of Whistleblower,” Pharmaceutical Executive, August 2003.

Neil V. Getnick, “The Role of the Private Firm in Fighting Fraud and Corruption,” Government Ethics and Law Enforcement (Yassin El-Ayouty, Kevin J. Ford, and Mark Davies, eds.), Praeger Publishers (2000).

Neil V. Getnick, “The Twin Fights For Human Rights and Against Corruption,” 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference, 1999 (conference papers).

Lesley Ann Skillen, “Anti-Fraud is Not Anti-Business: How Corporations Can Use the Whistle-Blower Law to Level the Playing Field,” Report on Medicare Compliance, Vol 8, No. 9, March 18, 1999.

Neil V. Getnick and Richard J. Dircks, “Recent Developments on False Claims Act Liability Issues from the Relator’s Perspective,” ABA National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement (1998)

Neil V. Getnick, Lesley Ann Skillen & Richard J. Dircks, “The Multiple Relator Phenomenon in the Qui Tam Law”, TAF Quarterly Review, Vol. 13, 17, April 1998.

International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General (IAIPSIG) Promotional Letter, September 18, 1997

International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General (IAIPSIG) Code of Ethics 1996

Neil V. Getnick & Lesley Ann Skillen, “The False Claims Act: Enlisting Citizens in Fighting Fraud Against the Government,” published in the NY Litigator, Vol. 2, No. 2, November 1996.

Neil V. Getnick and Lesley Ann Skillen, “The Qui Tam: Arming the Citizenry to Fight Fraud,” New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, October 22, 1996.

Report of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, “Regulating and Reforming the Fulton Fish Market,” (Report of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section 1995), principal author Neil V. Getnick.

Report of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, “Report and Recommendation on Reforming the Carting Industry in New York City,” (Report of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section 1995), principal authors Neil V. Getnick and Joseph W. Belluck.

Neil V. Getnick, “Beyond Defensive Thinking,” Civil Prosecution News, Vol. 1 No. 2, Winter 1995.

Neil V. Getnick & Lesley Ann Skillen, “Corporate Heroes for Uncle Sam,” N.Y. Times, December 3, 1995.

Neil V. Getnick & Lesley Ann Skillen, “Structural Reform: The Front Line Fight Against Business Crime,” The NY Litigator, Vol. 1, No. 2, November 1995.

“Report of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section,” The Independent Private Sector Inspector General, 1994, principal authors Lesley Ann Skillen, Ronald Goldstock, Barry DeFoe & Wilda Hess

Neil V. Getnick, “What is Civil Prosecution?” Civil Prosecution News, Vol. 1 No. 1, (1994)

Neil V. Getnick and James P. Schratz, The “Alliance” Insurance Fraud: A Case Study in the Civil Prosecution of Business Crime, Civil Prosecution News, Vol 1, No. 2, Winter 1994.

Lesley Ann Skillen, “Prevention, Not Punishment is the Best Cure for Stock Fraud,” N.Y. Times, September 4, 1994.

Neil V. Getnick & Lesley A. Skillen, “Combating Industry-Wide Corruption,” New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, July 15, 1994.

Neil V. Getnick, “Enacting and Enhancing False Claims Act Statutes,” New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, October 16, 1992.

Statements of Neil V. Getnick to the New York City Council:

1. Proposed Legislation to Regulate and Reform the Fulton Fish Market, March 27, 1995.

2. Proposed Legislation to Regulate and Reform Commercial Waste Removal in New York City, December 12, 1995.

3. Proposed Legislation to Regulate and Reform Commercial Waste Removal in New York City, June 3, 1996.

4. Proposed Legislation to Regulate the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center and other Wholesale Markets, October 31, 1996

5. Implementation of Local Law 50, Which Regulates Activities at the Fulton Fish Market, December 3, 1996.

6. Proposed Legislation to Regulate the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center