The False Claims Act imposes liability on persons and companies who defraud the government of monies, whether it is by receiving monies based on false statements or material omissions, or avoiding the payment of monies through false statements or omissions. The statute permits both private parties (whistleblowers) and the government to bring actions against the perpetrators of such fraud in order for the government to collect damages, a portion of which will be paid to the whistleblower, if one is involved.
Matthew J. Clark
Based in Washington, DC, Matt is the managing partner of Arent Fox. Prior to taking on that role Matt was the practice group leader for the firm’s International Trade group and co-chair of the regulatory department. Matt is also a long-serving member of the firm’s executive committee.
Matt’s practice is focused on adversarial international trade proceedings, particularly antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. His practice also extends to import and export regulatory matters including penalty proceedings, investigations and sanctions. Matt has a personal rating of AV (very high to preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell. Chambers USA identified Matt as one of the leading international trade lawyers in the United States and Matt is included in Who’s Who in American Law.
In addition to his client work, Matt is the firm’s managing partner and in that role, serves on the firm’s executive committee and spends a significant amount of his time on management issues. For the last five years Matt also served as head of the international trade group, and was co-chair of the regulatory department, the firm’s largest management unit.
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