Jennifer M. Wollenberg, Special Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 14, 2015 –(– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jennifer M. Wollenberg, Special Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “The False Claims Act as a Tool for Enforcement of the Customs Laws Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on May 20, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

Under the False Claims Act (FCA), a whistleblower alleging fraud on the government may bring a so-called “qui tam” case in the name of the government, and the government or the whistleblower can bring claims for treble damages and penalties.

This webcast will explore how the FCA has been applied to the customs context, and address current hot topics including:

– The “reverse false claims” provision of the FCA, and how it has been applied to an importer’s failure to pay or underpayment of customs duties, including antidumping and countervailing duties.
– Whether an importer’s failure to comply with country-of-origin marking requirements gives rise to claims under the FCA.
– Recent FCA customs duties cases.
– The problem of foreign-based importers of record, and possible remedies under the FCA against related domestic entities and individuals.
– The problems with expanding the FCA to regulate the payment of customs duties.

About Jennifer M. Wollenberg

Jennifer M. Wollenberg, a special counsel at Fried Frank and a member of the Firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam practice group, represents corporations in a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on cases arising under the civil FCA and, in particular, cases involving the financial, aerospace, and defense industries. Ms. Wollenberg has been a contributing co-author of FraudMail Alert®, which regularly reports on significant developments in the FCA arena, and has published articles on various aspects of the FCA. Ms. Wollenberg received her JD from Cornell Law School and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, the United States Court of Appeals (Second, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits), the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

From offices located in the world’s principal financial centers, Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s lawyers provide advice to clients regarding their most critical legal and business needs. Fried Frank’s False Claims Act attorneys have extensive experience in every facet of the civil False Claims Act, and have been on the cutting edge of litigation and debate about the FCA’s interpretation and scope. The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, health care, and other government contractors in high stakes cases. The Firm’s False Claims Act practitioners also assist and represent entities not normally associated with federal and state fraud investigations, such as municipal airport authorities, computer manufacturers, private and state universities, academic medical centers, import and export companies, major accounting and consulting firms, magazine publishers, and oil and gas exploration companies.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world’s leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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