We defend businesses and individuals in criminal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, and prosecutions.
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.
Additional Practice Areas
White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Defense
Complex Civil Litigation
We resolve high-stakes disputes of all varieties, in all venues, and in all stages of litigation.
We prosecute and defend virtually every type of issue that may arise during a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding.
We defend businesses and individuals in whistleblower investigations. We also advocate for whistleblowers.
Reassuring, articulate, knowledgeable, and effective. They made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome.