We represent whistleblowers and their targets.

Very few firms have extensive experience both defending and prosecuting whistleblower claims.  We do.  We have secured favorable outcomes for both defendants and relators.

False Claims Act / Qui Tam

We have handled both criminal and civil actions alleging the submission of false claims against the Government.  The FCA allows private individuals to file a lawsuit – called a “qui tam” action – to recover for violations of the FCA on behalf of the government.  The person filing the qui tam action, referred to as a “relator,” typically receives between 15% and 30% of any recovery.  Most states, and many municipalities, also have False Claims Acts.  

Qui Tam suits can be burdensome for businesses and lucrative for whistleblowers.  We have successfully litigated FCA investigations on behalf of entities from a variety of industries, including medical providers, pharmacies, senior care facilities, medical device companies, research facilities and federal and local government contractors.   We have the strategic advantage of having represented relators as well as defendants.  We rely on our expertise representing relators to anticipate the government's next move, and we leverage our experience on the defense side to obtain sizable awards for relators.  

Agency Whistleblower Programs

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the United States Department of Treasury each have whistleblower programs that allow private citizens to obtain monetary awards if they provide information that leads to successful enforcement actions.  We use our experience representing individuals and entities in white collar criminal and regulatory matters to prepare whistleblower submissions that convince these government agencies that an enforcement action is warranted. We have also represented corporations that are victimized by fraud, such as embezzlement and theft of trade secrets.  

Reassuring, articulate, knowledgeable, and effective. They made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome.