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False Claims Act: 2019 Year in Review


Speaker(s): Bill Morrison, Sean McKenna, Stacy L. Brainin
Recorded on: Jan. 23, 2020
PLI Program #: 293776

Bill Morrison is a healthcare attorney with extensive experience defending corporations and executives in complex healthcare matters. Bill has represented national healthcare providers in connection with federal grand jury subpoenas and with Civil Investigative Demands regarding potential False Claims Act violations.

Most recently, Bill served as the vice president and assistant general counsel at Tenet Healthcare Corporation where he was responsible for the regulatory group, civil and criminal government investigations and litigation, False Claims Act litigation, complex litigation, cyber incident response, and malpractice litigation. 


Stacy Brainin has extensive experience in white collar criminal defense and government investigations, including representation of companies and individuals in both criminal and civil matters. Her practice also includes complex business litigation with an emphasis in healthcare and professional liability matters. She has defended cases alleging civil and criminal business fraud in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Stacy represents and advises healthcare providers in civil and criminal disputes with state and federal government agencies. She is experienced in handling internal investigations and routinely advises clients regarding difficult compliance and disclosure issues.

Stacy has served as adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law from 2009 to present.


Sean is a Partner in  Spencer Fane, LLP’s Healthcare Group and based in the firm’s Dallas office.  For the last 21 years Sean has investigated, defended, and resolved hundreds of civil FCA, criminal, and administrative healthcare fraud investigations, matters and cases against all manner of companies, executives, clinicians, providers, and manufacturers.  He is a nationally recognized healthcare attorney and offers clients decades of litigation and enforcement experience, most of which was honed during his 10-years as an Assistant United States Attorney and 5-years as attorneys with HHS’s Office of Inspector General and Office of General Counsel.  Sean also has extensive experience assisting clients with internal investigations, compliance reviews, payor audits, as well as advising companies on compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse rules.  He is a frequent invited speaker at national, regional, and local conferences.