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Jay B. Stephens, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Raytheon Company
Joshua J. Fougere, Sidley Austin LLP
Stephen A. Wood, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
On December 6, the justices will hear oral arguments on whether and under what circumstances the U.S. government can, after declining to take direct control of the case, dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit filed on its behalf by a private plaintiff. Our panelists will preview the arguments in a case that has major implications for federal fraud prevention and the thousands of businesses that contract with the government.