Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice
The Firm’s Whistleblower & Qui Tam group has extensive experience pursuing whistleblower and qui tam complaints, including under whistleblower rewards programs and in qui tam actions under the federal False Claims Act and similar statutes enacted by states and local governments.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service each maintain programs that, in certain circumstances, reward whistleblowers for coming forward with information of wrongdoing. Our attorneys have experience guiding clients through these programs and can consult with you regarding your potential claim.
Whistleblower or “Qui Tam” Lawsuits
The federal False Claims Act and similar state laws allow an individual, sometimes called the “relator,” to sue on behalf of the government in certain circumstances. Typically, these cases involve false claims for government payment, including Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, false information submitted in connection with a government contract, or similar wrongful conduct. To incentivize individuals to come forward with such claims, relators may receive an award of up to 30 percent of the amount that the government recovers.
The New York False Claims Act also allows individuals to bring qui tam actions based on a taxpayer’s violations of New York’s tax laws in certain instances.
Our attorneys have experience under the federal and state false claims acts and can help to evaluate your claim.
If you believe that you are aware of fraud against the government, potential violations of the securities laws, or similar illegal activity, including in your workplace, contact us by email for a free, confidential consultation: email@example.com