Hot Topics in Infrastructure: The Massachusetts False Claims Act and Its Application to Public Construction

Understanding the Act, Reducing Risk, Lessons Learned & More


Foley Hoag LLP

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June 14, 2012 8:00AM–9:30AM


Sponsored by Foley Hoag LLP and the Construction Industries of Massachusetts

The Massachusetts False Claims Act has been the arrow in the quiver of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office’s efforts to recover significant funds for the commonwealth, its subdivisions and municipalities. While the Office has targeted a variety of industries under the Act, companies involved in the public construction process have found themselves squarely in the sights of this enforcement effort.

It is mission critical for companies that enter into contracts with Massachusetts government entities to recognize the broad scope of the Act and take precautions to understand and comply with their obligations.

Join us for this must-attend event featuring Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General Christopher Barry-Smith and Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Engel, who will speak to matters of importance including:

  • Massachusetts False Claims Act 101
  • The Attorney General’s enforcement under the Act as it relates to the public construction sector
  • Common false claims issues and how the Office addresses them
  • Lessons learned from recently completed enforcement scenarios 

Featured Speakers:

  • Christopher Barry-Smith, Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General
  • Jonathan Engel, Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General

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  • Registration: 7:30 AM
  • Program: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM