In the first episode of Fall 2021, Abygaelle Loubeau chats with Greg Seltzer (LAW ’03) about venture capital financing transactions and his nonprofit, Philly Music Fest. Interviewer: Abygaelle Loubeau (LAW ’23) Guest: Gregory L. Seltzer, Partner at Ballard Spahr, Creator and Executive Producer of Philly Music Fest
On November 20, 2019 Chief Judge Maurice Foley of the U.S. Tax Court delivered this year’s Fogel Lecture at Temple Law School, which he dubbed “Pathways and Pitfalls, A Candid Discussion of My Path to the Bench.” Before becoming the first African-American appointed to the United States Tax Court in 1995, Judge Foley was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy.
This article is the first in a series of four primers on the key legal regimes incentivizing and protecting whistleblowers who report fraud: the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower programs.
The False Claims Act (FCA) has long been a powerful tool for the federal government to generate large recoveries from government contractors, including companies in the healthcare industry. In fiscal year 2017 alone, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments in civil cases brought under the FCA.