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Title: The Enemy Within: Practical Steps To Keep (POTENTIAL) Whistleblowers from Losing Confidence in Your Internal Compliance Process (and Calling a Whistleblower Lawyer)

Date: March 19, 2019

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Time: 1:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 hour

Educational Webinar: 

The Enemy Within: Practical Steps To Keep (POTENTIAL) Whistleblowers from Losing Confidence in Your Internal Compliance Process (and Calling a Whistleblower Lawyer)   

Gain unparalleled insight into mitigating organizational risk due to potential employee whistleblowers. Mr. McCormick and Mr. Trusiak worked extensively together for a number of years—Mr. Trusiak as a federal prosecutor handling whistleblower cases and Mr. McCormick as whistleblower counsel. Together, this tandem of outstanding counsel secured several hundred million dollars of whistleblower recoveries. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about common questions and concerns whistleblowers have about whether they can trust internal compliance reporting processes
  • Identify legal and operational considerations that can make it challenging to address those questions and concerns
  • Discuss practical solutions designed to inspire confidence in our compliance processes, get you the information you need to address potential issues, while still protecting confidentiality and other business imperatives

Robert Trusiak
Trusiack Law

Timothy McCormack
Van Meer & Belanger, P.A.


Robert currently represents physicians, physician practices, hospitals, DME providers and pharmaceuticals in a number of matters, including building value based payment models, prosecuting or defending False Claims Act actions, HIPAA breaches, and representing providers in state and federal enforcement actions.  Robert facilitated a physician client receiving the first Accountable Care Organization designation for a Medicaid ACO in New York state.   

Robert also is currently the interim compliance officer for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rochester; a former Adjunct Professor, University of Buffalo, teaching health care fraud and abuse; Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Associate General Counsel and Privacy Officer for Kaleida Health; the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Chief for the US Attorney’s Office, Buffalo, NY, handling health care fraud, HUD fraud, grant fraud, other procurement fraud and all whistleblower actions. At the time of Robert’s retirement in 2012, the Buffalo office had the 3rd highest volume of whistleblower actions for US Attorney offices. Robert and the ACE team achieved the highest False Claims Act settlement in the history of the Western District of New York. Most importantly, Robert is a religion teacher at his local parish and has been so for the last 12 years.


Tim is a whistleblower lawyer and author of blog. He has extensive experience representing whistleblowers in “qui tam” lawsuits brought under the Federal and various state False Claims Acts, claims made under the Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s whistleblower programs and the Auto Safety whistleblower program.

Mr. McCormack is a recognized expert and frequent author and speaker on issues related to health care reimbursement and coding, provider contracting, commercial and government managed care programs (including Medicare Advantage risk adjustment fraud), the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, and the use of data and analytics in the detection and remediation of fraud. He was a pioneer in identifying fraud in the Medicare Managed Care / Medicare Advantage program involving upcoding of patient diagnoses in the risk adjustment / risk scoring program.

He joined Van Meer & Belanger in 2017. Previously, he was a partner at Constantine Cannon LLP and Phillips & Cohen LLP, both in Washington, D.C. He was named one of Washington’s Best Whistleblower Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine.

His clients have helped the United States and various state governments recover more than $550 million through the use of the False Claims Act and other qui tam programs.