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We are pleased to bring you Hogan Lovells 2020 False Claims Act (FCA) Guide, in which we provide our current analyses of trends in FCA enforcement. By looking back at the events of 2019 and looking forward to what lies ahead, we aim to help you navigate the frequently turbulent waters of FCA enforcement.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered just over $3 billion through settlements and judgments in civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government during fiscal year 2019, which ended September 30, 2019. This figure is up from $2.8 billion in 2018 and down from $3.5 billion in 2017.

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