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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Jim Moran

Jim Moran

Senior Policy Advisor

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
jim.moran@nelsonmullins.com

Jim represents clients in the areas of defense, government contracting, trade, foreign relations, economic development, renewable energy, technology, health, education, and finance among others. Jim represented Virginia’s 8th Congressional District from 1991 to 2015, where he was known for his bipartisan leadership and ability to resolve complex issues. He served on the Appropriations, Foreign Affairs,...

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Jim represents clients in the areas of defense, government contracting, trade, foreign relations, economic development, renewable energy, technology, health, education, and finance among others. Jim represented Virginia’s 8th Congressional District from 1991 to 2015, where he was known for his bipartisan leadership and ability to resolve complex issues. He served on the Appropriations, Foreign Affairs, Banking, Housing and Finance, and Government Reform and Oversight committees during his 12 terms in the U.S. Congress. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, he was chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, a senior member on the Defense and Military Construction subcommittees: Foreign Operations, Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Ranking Member of the D.C. and Legislative Branch subcommittees. He also served as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee of the House Democratic Leadership.

As chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, Jim oversaw the budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Forest Service, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. As a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, he oversaw all aspects of the defense budget, including weapons procurement, cybersecurity, research and development, military medical research, military base closures, civilian personnel, and overseas contingency operations.

Among major projects in Northern Virginia, Jim helped obtain $1.5 billion for extending Metrorail to Dulles International Airport; $2.5 billion to replace the Woodrow Wilson Bridge between Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia; $180 million to widen Route 1 in Fairfax County, and hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Virginia schools, housing, health centers, and infrastructure. He directed funding of billions of dollars for government contracts, particularly in the defense area. He added 20,000 military personnel to his Congressional district in the last round of military defense (BRAC) closures.

Jim Moran

Banking, Housing and Finance, and Government Reform and Oversight committees during his 12 terms in the U.S. Congress. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, he was chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, a senior member on the Defense and Military Construction subcommittees: Foreign Operations, Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Ranking Member of the D.C. and Legislative Branch subcommittees. He also served as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee of the House Democratic Leadership.

As chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, Jim oversaw the budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Forest Service, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. As a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, he oversaw all aspects of the defense budget, including weapons procurement, cybersecurity, research and development, military medical research, military base closures, civilian personnel, and overseas contingency operations.

Among major projects in Northern Virginia, Jim helped obtain $1.5 billion for extending Metrorail to Dulles International Airport; $2.5 billion to replace the Woodrow Wilson Bridge between Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia; $180 million to widen Route 1 in Fairfax County, and hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Virginia schools, housing, health centers, and infrastructure. He directed funding of billions of dollars for government contracts, particularly in the defense area. He added 20,000 military personnel to his Congressional district in the last round of military defense (BRAC) closures.

Jim represents clients in the areas of defense, government contracting, trade, foreign relations, economic development, renewable energy, technology, health, education, and finance among others. Jim represented Virginia’s 8th Congressional District from 1991 to 2015, where he was known for his bipartisan leadership and ability to resolve complex issues. He served on the Appropriations, Foreign Affairs,... Banking, Housing and Finance, and Government Reform and Oversight committees during his 12 terms in the U.S. Congress. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, he was chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, a senior member on the Defense and Military Construction subcommittees: Foreign Operations, Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Ranking Member of the D.C. and Legislative Branch subcommittees. He also served as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee of the House Democratic Leadership.

As chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, Jim oversaw the budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Forest Service, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. As a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, he oversaw all aspects of the defense budget, including weapons procurement, cybersecurity, research and development, military medical research, military base closures, civilian personnel, and overseas contingency operations.

Among major projects in Northern Virginia, Jim helped obtain $1.5 billion for extending Metrorail to Dulles International Airport; $2.5 billion to replace the Woodrow Wilson Bridge between Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia; $180 million to widen Route 1 in Fairfax County, and hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Virginia schools, housing, health centers, and infrastructure. He directed funding of billions of dollars for government contracts, particularly in the defense area. He added 20,000 military personnel to his Congressional district in the last round of military defense (BRAC) closures.

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Senior Legislative Advisor, Washington, DC office of international law firm (2015–2019)
  • Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives (1991–2014)
    • Appropriations Committee, Chairman/Ranking Member – Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations (1992–2014)
      • Financed the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, Indian Programs, National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, Smithsonian Institution, Kennedy Center, Wilson Center, and more than a dozen performing arts entities in the Greater DC area
    • Second Ranking Democrat – Defense and Intelligence Appropriations (1994–2014)
    • Chairman/Ranking Member – Legislative Branch Appropriations (1992–1995, 2008–2013)
    • Funded the Library of Congress and the House of Representatives
    • House Banking Committee
  • House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Mayor, City of Alexandria, Va. (1985–1990)
  • Investment Broker, A.G. Edwards (1980–1989)
  • Vice Mayor, City of Alexandria, Va. (1982–1984)
    • Council Member (1979–1982)
  • Appropriations Committee Senior Staff, U.S. Senate (1974–1980) 
  • Senior Specialist, Budgetary, Fiscal Policy, Library of Congress (1972–1974)
  • Acting Director of the Budget Office for Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (then HEW) (1968–1972)

Education

  • College of the Holy Cross, BA, Economics (1967)
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, MPIA, Public Administration (1970)

Areas of Focus

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  • Co–founded the New Democratic Coalition (NDC) in 1992, now the largest House caucus of 105 members who represent primarily moderate House districts and favor international trade, business, defense, and fiscal responsibility
  • Chairman, World Affairs Council (2014–2019)  
  • Board Member, International Conservation Caucus Foundation (2013–Present)  
  • Advisory Board Member, National Children’s Museum
  • Board Member, Open World Institute (2013–2015)
  • Chairman, Fort Monroe Authority (2015–present)
  • Board Member, Government Blockchain Association (2015–present)
  • Board Member, Association of Former Members of Congress (2015–present)
  • Board Member, Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence (2016–present)
  • Board Member, Sister Cities International (2015–2018)
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