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June 12, 2020  

S&C Critical Insights – Updates To Cybersecurity Concerns Under COVID-19

June 12, 2020

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, Tony Lewis and Kamil Shields, special counsels in the Firm’s Litigation Group, discuss the False Claims Act and related cybersecurity issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two former federal prosecutors explore why more companies, particularly in the technology sector, are doing business with the government to address healthcare and economic challenges, and how lagging cybersecurity practices might expose these companies to an FCA claim. They also discuss what the government must prove to assert a successful FCA claim, cybersecurity requirements for government contractors and present an overview of recent FCA cases.