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Jon Ferry brings his substantial experience as a federal prosecutor to assisting clients in False Claims Act litigation, government investigations and other enforcement actions, internal risk analysis and internal investigations.

Jon served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for over seven years. As the head of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) program and the Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jon led and supervised numerous investigations in the areas of healthcare, financial services and other complex frauds. He has significant experience with the False Claims Act and other whistleblower actions, healthcare regulations (including the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law), the Food Drugs and Cosmetics Act, and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).

An increase in both the number of individual whistleblower plaintiffs and individual defendants in False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuits in the fiscal year 2022 shows that individuals continue to play an essential role in FCA cases. Whistleblowers filed 652 FCA suits in 2022, resulting in more than $1.9 billion in settlements and judgments, and a

There is an “I” in Whistleblower and Penalties: Individual Employees Played Key Roles in 2021 False Claims Act CasesAfter obtaining more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuits, the largest amount since 2014, it is clear that individuals—both individual plaintiffs (whistleblowers) and individual defendants—are playing key roles in FCA cases. Individual whistleblowers were responsible for a substantial percentage of 2021 suits, helping the government enforce FCA provisions

2020 Saw Big Pay Days for Whistleblowers and Big Pay Outs for Individual Employees in False Claims Act SuitsIt 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