It is essential for employers that work with the federal government to stay up to date on the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”). In 2020, individual employees were front and center in the government’s enforcement of the FCA, both receiving money for bringing action against their employers and having to pay out money as part of settlements the government made with employers. In 2020, whistleblowers filed 672 FCA actions, helping the government to recover more than $1.6 billion—of which the whistleblowers kept $309 million as their share. But courts also drew limits around what types of employee complaints are truly “protected activities” under the retaliation provisions of the statute. To keep you apprised of the current enforcement trends and the status of the law, Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group is pleased to present the False Claims Act: 2020 Year in Review, our ninth annual review of significant FCA cases, developments and trends.