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Takayuki Ono takayuki.ono@goldbergkohn.com
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Takayuki Ono is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Group. Leveraging his previous career as a professional journalist, Mr. Ono maintains a robust practice assisting …

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New Formal Guidelines on "Cooperation Credit" for False Claims Act Defendants

The Department of Justice released formal guidelines on May 7, 2019 allowing False Claims Act defendants to receive "credit" by taking steps to cooperate with an ongoing government investigation. The goal of this guidance is to incentivize companies to provide meaningful assistance throughout a DOJ investigation, including voluntarily disclosing misconduct that may not be within the scope of any pending investigation. Although the impact of the formal guidance on False Claims Act cases is still unclear, there is some possibility that cases will resolve more quickly due to increased cooperation by defendants. More

Failing to Meet Cybersecurity Requirements May Expose Company to False Claims Act Liability

Recent developments in a case heard by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California shine a spotlight on the importance of cybersecurity measures for government contractors. The district court denied in part a motion to dismiss from defendants Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. and Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. (collectively, "Aerojet"), holding that the relator "plausibly pled that defendants’ alleged failure to fully disclose its noncompliance [with cybersecurity requirements] was material to the government’s decision to enter into and pay on the relevant contracts." [1] More

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