On November 16-17, Boston life sciences and health care partner Maya Florence, Washington, D.C. litigation partner Bradley Klein and Los Angeles litigation partner Matthew Sloan participated in the Government Investigations and Civil Litigation Institute’s 9th annual meeting in Indian Wells, California.
Ms. Florence and Mr. Sloan spoke on the panel “Ethical Considerations: An Update on Privilege in the Investigations Context.” The speakers explored recent trends regarding attorney-client privilege, including key takeaways from the oral argument in In re Grand Jury and the decisions in Coburn and Tournant, among other topics. Mr. Klein participated in the session “Developments in FCA Scienter: What Does the Supreme Court’s SuperValu Decision Mean for Companies?” The panel discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in two companion cases, U.S. ex rel. Schutte v. SuperValu and U.S. ex rel. Proctor v. Safeway, which will require opinions for the first time ever on the contours of the False Claims Act’s knowledge requirement.