ASCDC Annual Seminar Hotel Reservations Deadline is Wednesday, January 17th

Accommodations at J.W. Marriott LA Live

This year’s ASCDC 57th Annual Seminar will be held at J.W. Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Guest room reservations must be made by January 17, 2018.

Call the hotel directly at 888.832.9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299/night.

Alison Levine Book Sale and Signing

Join us Friday morning, February 9th to hear Inspirational Speaker, Alison Levine.

She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments.

She will be selling and signing books at the Seminar after her speech.

You also won’t want to miss Keynote Speaker, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro
Click on image to watch video

Winner of this year’s Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards, Sgt. Del Toro will be sharing his incredible story at the luncheon on Friday, February 9th.

REGISTER HERE FOR ANNUAL SEMINAR

Last Chance For Early Bird Registration — Ends Friday, January 12th

Friday, January 12, 2018 is the last day to receive early bird discounts for this year’s ASCDC 57th Annual Seminar. The event is February 8-9, 2018 at JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles.

Early Bird Last Chance

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date. Please indicate the number of registrations you are purchasing.

If you’d like to know more about the seminar, the entire program is now available HERE.

REGISTER HERE

J.W. Marriott LA Live

The event this year will be held at J.W. Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Guest room reservations must be made by January 17, 2018.

Call the hotel directly at 888.832.9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299/night.

ASCDC Annual Seminar Early Bird Registration Has Been Extended Until January 12th

Due to holiday schedules and the fact that you may not have been able to check out the schedule yet (click on image left or link below), we are extending the early-bird registration deadline to Friday, January 12, 2018
The the entire program is now available HERE.
Speakers

Keynote Speaker Sgt. Israel Del Toro
Winner of this year’s Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards, Sgt. Del Toro has an incredible story that will ignite your passion and perseverance in both your professional and personal life.  Watch Sgt. Del Toro’s speech from the 2017 ESPYs.

Inspirational Speaker, Alison Levine
She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments. Her harrowing stories of climbing the highest peak on every continent to skiing across the Arctic Circle will certainly inspire.

J.W. Marriott LA Live

The event this year will be held at J.W. Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. Guest room reservations must be made by January 17, 2018. Call the hotel directly at 888.832.9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299/night.

Early Bird Last Chance

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date. Please indicate the number of registrations you are purchasing:

REGISTER HERE

Register 10 People To Reserve A Table At The ASCDC Annual Seminar Friday Luncheon

Watch Sgt. Del Toro’s speech from the 2017 ESPYs

Get this off your “plate” before the end of the year!

Register 10 people to reserve your table at the Friday luncheon at the ASCDC Annual Seminar featuring Keynote Speaker, Sgt. Israel Del Toro.

Save $50! Reserve tables now and deduct $5 per person.

Early Bird registration for the Annual Seminar ends January 5, 2018!

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date. Please indicate the number of registrations you are purchasing:

REGISTER NOW!

5 Reasons Why You Should Register Early For ASCDC Annual Seminar

ASCDC 57th Annual Seminar  |  February 8-9, 2018
JW Marriott LA Live • Los Angeles, CA
1. You save money on registration

Savings start now until January 5, 2018

Member $395
Claims Personnel $185
Non-Member Attorney $505
*Young Lawyer Member $305
Companion Ticket, Luncheon: $125
Companion Ticket, President’s Reception: $85
*In practice up to 5 years

2. Less expensive MCLE credits

Take advantage of early-bird savings by registering now to get quality, defense-oriented MCLE at less than $50 per credit hour.

3. Discounted hotel room rates

Guest room reservations must be made by January 17th, 2018. Call the hotel directly at (888) 832-9136 for the discounted ASCDC room rate of $299 per night.

4. Friday luncheon table discounts

You must register 10 people to reserve a table. Save $50! Reserve tables now and deduct $5 per person.

Don’t know if your calendar is free but still want to receive the early-bird rate for the members in your firm? Your firm may purchase a number of registrations and provide us with the attendee names at a later date.

5. Non-member attorneys can benefit also

Non-member attorneys may apply for ASCDC membership and pay the discounted member fee for the Annual Seminar.  Visit www.ascdc.org to download an application (the application must accompany your early bird Annual Seminar registration).

To register: Download early bird postcard HERE

Save The Date – 57th Annual Seminar Is February 8-9, 2018

This year’s event will be held at the beautiful JW Marriott, Los Angeles at L.A. Live featuring:

Keynote Speaker Sgt. Israel Del Toro

Winner of this year’s Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 25th Annual ESPY Awards, Sgt. Del Toro has an incredible story that will ignite your passion and perseverance in both your professional and personal life. 

Inspirational Speaker, Alison Levine
She is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments. Her harrowing stories of climbing the highest peak on every continent to skiing across the Arctic Circle will certainly inspire.

5 Reasons Why The ASCDC Website Is A Valuable Membership Benefit

1.  Under the “Resources” tab, you can find downloadable documents including: Sample reptile motions in limine; Opinions regarding plaintiff attorney misconduct; Exemplar closing arguments demonstrating some reptile tactics; and articles on countering reptile tactics.

2.  The resources tab also includes updates on pending legislative matters.

3.  There is a link to the current and archived editions of Verdict magazine.

4.  The “Marketplace” tab has lists of preferred vendors providing, for example, expert location services, forensic exp1. ertise and investigative services. In addition, members may post for free, ads looking to hire or to be hired as attorneys or staff or other classified ad requests.

5.  There is a listing of upcoming events.

VISIT US AT ASCDC.ORG

New Member Spotlight: Dalen Saludes

Dalen Saludes
Demler, Armstrong & Rowland 

Dalen Saludes earned his law degree from Whittier Law School in 2007, where he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest-class score in Legal Analysis. Prior to law school, Mr. Saludes graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2004.

Before joining Demler, Armstrong & Rowland in 2011, Mr. Saludes acted as Director of National Leadership for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, and started a solo practice focused on dispute resolution, contract negotiation, business formation, and representation of trade contractors. Since joining the firm, he has represented general contractors and subcontractors in complex construction litigation, defended general liability claims, successfully litigated business disputes, and resolved many contract disputes.

Mr. Saludes lives in Costa Mesa and enjoys spending time with his family and running through the nature preserve with his dogs.

Demystifying The Qui Tam Process

By the Time Defendants Learn About a Lawsuit, a Lot Has Already Happened

by R. Scott Oswald

Defendants in Qui Tam lawsuits – in which a whistleblower accuses someone, usually a corporation, of fraud against the government – often don’t realize they’ve been targeted until months, or sometimes years, past the original filing date.

This is deliberate: The federal False Claims Act (FCA) requires whistleblowers to file complaints under seal so that they don’t jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation, and also so that prosecutors can decide
whether to intervene and throw their weight behind the civil complaint. the initial seal period is 60 days, but it’s often extended at the government’s request: Few U.S. Attorney’s offices are ready to act on cases –especially meritorious cases – after a scant two months.

As a result, defendants tend to learn about qui tam suits in three main ways:

• Via investigatory demands in a civil or criminal investigation, which may
tip a savvy defendant to an underlying whistleblower action; or

• Via a limited, court-authorized disclosure for the purpose of settlement
discussions after the government has reviewed significant evidence; or

• Via service of an unsealed complaint, often after the government has decided to let the whistleblower proceed without further assistance. By the time any of these things happen, much legal maneuvering has likely occurred outside the view of defendants – and even of the judge assigned to the case. As CLE Chair of the Qui Tam Section of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), my mission is to demystify this maneuvering so that all parties can act from a shared understanding of the process.

The observations in this article are drawn from my organizing work on the False Claims Act Today, a series of educational seminars sponsored by the FBA’s Qui Tam Section in cooperation with local FBA chapters.

Obviously there’s no such thing as an average FCA case; defendants range from modest dental practices to huge defense contractors…

Members, read entire article here