Joyce Branda was given the TAF Education Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her 30-years of leadership in helping recover more than $50 billion back to the federal government through the use of the federal False Claims Act. Ms. Branda has been a model public servant working to reconcile diverse, competing, and sometimes conflicting, voices and interests. Through it all, she has been a steward of America’s tax dollars and of the False Claims Act itself. The TAF Education Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award has only been given out six times in the past, and Ms. Branda is the first government recipient.

| Joyce Branda, Benjamin Mizer, Loretta Lynch, Neil Getnick, Shelley Slade, Patrick Burns, conference, awards, award, 30th Anniversary

A whistleblower-initiated lawsuit originally filed in 2012 by former Novartis employee David Kester alleges the pharmaceutical giant engaged in illegal referral agreements with specialty pharmacies to boost sales of its drugs. 

FCA | Novartis, Preet Bharara, BioScript, Express Scripts, Accredo Health, Shelley Slade, Vogel Slade & Goldestein, David Kester