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Mary Kate Healy

Mary Kate Healy

Mary Kate Healy is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in both the Antitrust and Government Contracts practice groups. Mary Kate counsels clients across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, defense, health care, and technology. In addition, she represents government contractors in bid protests and False Claims Act investigations, and she counsels corporations regarding potential acquisitions.

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Whistle(blowing) While You Work: GAO Recommends Improvements to Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program

Posted in False Claims Act (FCA)
On March 2, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report highlighting necessary improvements to effectively implement the Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program (WPPP).  The WPPP, introduced in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, and made permanent by Congress in December 2016, expanded whistleblower rights against reprisal for employees of contractors,… Continue Reading