In 2023, the government and whistleblowers were party to 543 settlements and judgments — the highest number in a single year — collecting over $2.68 billion. After announcing its Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative in October 2021, the Justice Department proved that the initiative is dedicated to using the FCA as a mechanism to hold federal contractors
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).
While the federal government has relied on the False Claims Act (FCA) to combat fraud across a range of sectors since 1986, in 2022, the Department of Justice set its sights on new enforcement priorities, including fraud in the cybersecurity realm. In October 2021, DOJ announced its Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, dedicated to using the FCA…