ILR is leading the business community’s campaign to address irrational enforcement practices that compromise the rule of law, and fundamental fairness. ILR consistently encourages companies and enforcement agencies to work in partnership to most effectively prevent waste, fraud, and corruption. To further that partnership, we encourage, among other things, the adoption of common-sense enforcement policies that result in punishments that are proportional to alleged offenses and incentivize companies to invest and develop compliance programs.


Suggested Resources

  • Lighting the Way: FCA Reform and Compliance Program Credit

    Lighting the Way: FCA Reform and Compliance Program Credit

    June 27, 2018

    This paper contends that in order to encourage companies to create and sustain a culture of consistent compliance, particularly with regard to the federal False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice should formalize a policy of offering credit for companies that implement effective compliance and ethics programs. Read More

  • The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards. Read More

All Results for Over-Enforcement

  1. Pending Seventh Circuit Decision Could Impact False Claims Dismissals

    January 07, 2020 | News

    An appeal before the Seventh Circuit could determine how much deference the U.S. government gets in dismissing whistleblower False Claims Act cases, Bloomberg Law reports.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - December 18, 2019

    December 18, 2019 | News

    California Attorney Charged With Extortion; "More Joint SEC-CFTC Actions Raise Concerns Over 'Piling On'"... Read More

  3. DOJ False Claims Dismissal Efforts On "Solid Ground"

    November 18, 2019 | News

    The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent efforts to dismiss what it considers "meritless" False Claims Act lawsuits "appears to be on increasingly solid ground," Law360 reports.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - November 8, 2019

    November 08, 2019 | News

    "Will New Executive Orders Close OFCCP's Highway to Enforcement Hell?"... Read More

  5. Will New Executive Orders Close OFCCP's Highway to Enforcement Hell?

    November 07, 2019 | Blogs

    Experienced drivers know the rules of the road. Green light means go, red light means stop, and the speed limit ensures safe driving. Break these rules, and you'll get a ticket or hauled into traffic court. But what if those responsible for enforcing the rules decided to change them on a whim? ... Read More

  6. In the News Today - October 10, 2019

    October 10, 2019 | News

    "No More Rule by Memorandum"... Read More

  7. Judge's Dismissal Rejection "Unprecedented," DOJ Says

    August 26, 2019 | News

    In a brief, attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said a California federal judge's refusal to dismiss a False Claims Act case is an "unprecedented decision."... Read More

  8. In the News Today - August 14, 2019

    August 14, 2019 | News

    DOJ Compliance Outlooks Reflects "Recognition" Of Robust Compliance Programs... Read More

  9. In the News Today - July 19, 2019

    July 19, 2019 | News

    "8 Key Elements Of An Effective Antitrust Compliance Program"; Missouri Lawmaker Says Legislature Will Continue Legal Reform Momentum Next Session... Read More

  10. Smarter, Better, Faster

    July 16, 2019 | Blogs

    "If you ain't first, you're last" wasn't just the catchphrase of Ricky Bobby, the fictional race car driver from Talladega Nights; until last week, it was also the policy of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division when it came to companies reporting antitrust violations. ... Read More