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Susan Gouinlock and Marlan Wilbanks both participated in panel discussions at the Health Care Fraud Institute in Atlanta, Georgia on December 7, 2017. Susan’s panel focused on recent developments with healthcare False Claims Act cases, while Marlan shared his experience in the Halifax case filed by Wilbanks & Gouinlock and settled in 2014 for $85,000,000.
Susan Gouinlock spoke at the 17th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on November 2, 2017. Susan participated in a panel discussion over FCA liability after the landmark Escobar Supreme Court decision, including the consideration of government knowledge, explicit language of underlying statutes or contracts, and intervention decisions.
Susan Gouinlock spoke at the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units conference in Fort Lauderdale on October 18, 2017. Susan shared her experience as Relator’s counsel in the case against Tenet Healthcare, a landmark False Claims Act case filed by W&G in 2009 which settled for $368 million in 2016.
Susan participated in a panel at the 2017 Federal Bar Association Health Law & Policy Forum in Atlanta, Georgia on September 7, 2017. The panel’s focus was on the Escobar Supreme Court case and its implications on the False Claims Act.
Marlan Wilbanks will be speaking on May 18th at the 27th Annual National Institute on Healthcare Fraud in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Marlan will be sharing his experience in negotiating False Claims Act settlements as well as corporate integrity agreements and mediation to other healthcare attorneys, regulators, federal and state prosecutors, compliance officers and other healthcare […]
On November 5, 2016 Marlan will be presenting at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. He will be presenting with his FCA client in 2014 through 2015 Whistleblower of the Year Elin Kunz. They will discuss the history of the record breaking Halifax case that they filed and one on behalf of the taxpayers that resulted in a recovery of over $86 million in 2014.
On October 23, 2016 Marlan will be on a panel at the HCCA Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute in Washington, D.C. He will be participating with representatives from the FCA defense bar, HHS-OIG and the Civil Division of the Department of Justice regarding the topic: “Negotiating False Claims Act Settlements”.
On October 24, 2016 Marlan will participate as a panelist at the HCCA conference in Washington, D.C. The panel discussion is titled “Advanced Discussion: Kickback Stark and False Claims Act”. The panel will feature top Stark attorneys from the relators bar and the defense bar who will be discussing many of the nuances involved in litigating Stark, kickback and FCA cases.
On September 29, 2016, Marlan Wilbanks will be participating in an ABA Webinar program called Successfully Mediating Healthcare False Claims Act Cases.
On June 16th, 2016, Marlan Wilbanks will be a guest speaker at the National Institute on Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement in Washington, DC
On April 17th, 2016, Marlan Wilbanks will present “Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case” at the 2016 Compliance Institute HCCA in Las Vegas, NV
On May 15, 2015, Marlan Wilbanks will be in Miami, Florida speaking at the ABA Health Fraud Institute. He will participate as a panel member on a case discussing the Halifax litigation and settlement along with the other attorneys and Government counsel who were involved in the resolution of the largest Stark settlement to date.
On March 18, 2015, Marlan Wilbanks will be participating in the Georgia Bar Association’s Whistleblower Law Conference to be held at the State Bar offices in Atlanta, Georgia. Marlan will be on a panel with other Qui Tam experts discussing recent trends and developments in False Claims Act cases.
On Monday, February 27, 2015, Marlan Wilbanks will be participating as a faculty member at the Health Care Compliance Association Audit & Compliance Conference being held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Marlan’s panel will focus on discussing the lessons to be learned from important FCA, Stark and Kickback cases for audit and compliance professionals.
On January 27, 2015, Susan Gouinlock was a guest lecturer at the University of Georgia Law School in a health care fraud and abuse seminar for upper classmen. Susan addressed a wide range of False Claims Act topics and took questions from students and other practitioners in attendance.
On January 23, 2015, Marlan Wilbanks spoke at the Southeast Compliance Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He appeared on a panel that discussed new trends and tactics in FCA cases that are being litigated across the country.
On January 15, 2014, Marlan spoke to the Florida Health Law Section of the Florida Bar attorneys in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He talked about a number of cases he is handling and discussed important new trends that are emerging in FCA cases in Florida.
On December 11, 2014, Marlan Wilbanks participated on a panel discussion for the Georgia Bar Healthcare Fraud Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The panel discussed key issues that emerged in 2014 in STARK, Kickback and FCA cases across the country.
On October 9, 2014, Marlan Wilbanks was a speaker at the Los Angeles Bar Association’s 11th Annual Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium in Los Angeles, California. Marlan’s presentation focused on the new trend in FCA, Stark and Kickback litigation that is emerging in which large FCA cases are being litigated by private counsel such as Wilbanks & Bridges, with or without Government intervention in the case.
Marlan Wilbanks and other attorneys discussed “Hot Topics in Qui Tam Cases in Health Care” and “Will This Industry Continue to Generate More than 80% of False Claims Act Recoveries?”
Presented by State Bar of Georgia and Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Bridge the Gap is a mandatory requirement for newly admitted attorneys to the State Bar of Georgia. It is held twice a year. Marlan has made many presentations at the bi-annual Bridge the Gap seminars since 1994. The focus of his presentation is “Advising Your Clients Wisely so as to Avoid Unnecessary Litigation Exposure and Costs.” He deals with the practical and ethical components of being a lawyer in this day and time.