Whistleblower lawsuits are a complex type of litigation that have specific filing and pleading requirements and other unique considerations. Presenting a strong, well-documented case helps persuade the government to get involved with the investigation and can increase the likelihood that the whistleblower receives a monetary award for exposing fraud.
An attorney can also help to protect a whistleblower’s anonymity and protect them against retaliation.
We will evaluate your claim
The first thing our whistleblower attorneys will do is take a look at the evidence you have supporting fraud allegations. If we decide that your case could be stronger, we may advise that you take further steps, such as obtaining additional documentation. We may also recommend that you internally report the incident or take some other action before filing a claim.
We will help you file a lawsuit or submit information
The next step depends on the type of case. If your case is a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act, our attorneys will file a lawsuit in federal court detailing how the company or organization is defrauding the government. If your case is not qui tam and involves securities fraud, tax fraud, or some other type of fraud, you may not have to file a lawsuit, but you will have to submit information under the appropriate whistleblower program.
We will help persuade the government to get involved
We understand that your case is more likely to be successful if the government chooses to intervene. We have the experience needed to compose your case in such a way that the government will be convinced to join the lawsuit.
We will be by your side
After your claim is submitted, the government may want to meet with you. Your whistleblower attorney will accompany you to these meetings and help prepare you for any questions that may be asked.
We will fight for the maximum relator award
Although you’re entitled to a portion of the money recovered in a whistleblower lawsuit, the government (and in some cases the court) has discretion in deciding the amount of your award. An attorney will make sure that you are not short-changed for your contributions as a whistleblower.
We will protect your identity and protect you from retaliation
It’s not always possible to keep a whistleblower’s identity a secret, but if your wish is to remain anonymous, we will do everything possible under applicable laws to protect your identity. It is illegal for you to be discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other way discriminated against for filing a whistleblower claim, so if you are retaliated against for being a whistleblower, your attorney may file a lawsuit against your employer seeking reinstatement, compensation for lost pay, and more.
Our experienced attorneys are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding qui tam lawsuits, so do not hesitate to contact us today.