Casey M. Preston represents plaintiffs across the country in qui tam actions brought under the False Claims Act against companies that engage in fraudulent conduct that causes economic harm to federal and state governments.
Casey has significant experience in investigating, reporting, and prosecuting Medicare and Medicaid fraud schemes, including violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Act. He also has substantial experience with other types of government fraud, including non-compliance with government contracts, Title IV federal student aid fraud, Payroll Protection Plan fraud, and customs and tariff fraud.
He also represents individuals who report securities fraud, tax fraud, and customs fraud through the SEC Whistleblower Program and other federal whistleblower programs.
Casey also has significant experience representing plaintiffs in complex commercial cases and securities litigation in courts across the U.S.
- A sealed qui tam action against a large manufacturer of custom orthotics that allegedly supplied equipment to Medicare beneficiaries that it knew did not comply with Medicare’s customization requirements.
- A sealed qui tam action against a large chain of nursing homes for understaffing and providing substandard care.
- A SEC whistleblower program case reporting that lenders are issuing consumer loans without performing underwriting and misrepresenting the default risk of the loans to investors who acquire the loans.
- A SEC whistleblower program case reporting that a biotech company misled investors about the status of a groundbreaking technology that it claimed to be developing. The case resulted in a SEC enforcement action and the imposition of significant penalties.
- United States ex rel. Saidiani v. NextCare, Inc.: A qui tam action against the NextCare chain of urgent care centers that allegedly billed the government for unnecessary medical tests and services performed on beneficiaries of the government health care programs. There was a $10 million recovery by the government.
- United States ex rel. Rai v. Kool Smiles, P.C.: A qui tam action against the Kool Smiles pediatric dentistry chain for allegedly billing the state Medicaid programs for unnecessary dental procedures. There was a $23.9 million recovery by the federal government and several states.
- [Sealed] v. [Sealed]: Successfully represented an investor in several commercial real estate LLCs in a fraud and breach of fiduciary duty action against the LLCs’ manager.
- In re Fleming Cos. Inc. Securities Litigation: Represented stock and bondholders in a class action against grocery chain and food distributor Fleming Companies and its outside auditor that resulted in a $94 million recovery for investors.
- In re Cigna Corp. Securities Litigation.: Represented a state pension fund in a securities class action against health insurer Cigna that resulted in a $93 million recovery for stockholders.
- Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2000
- The Citadel, B.S., 1995
- Law Clerk, the Hon. William J. Nealon, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2001-2002
- Law Clerk, the Hon. Terrence R. Nealon, Court of Common Pleas, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 2000-2001