Our firm is well versed in the intricacies of whistleblower and false claims act investigations and litigation. We have the varied skill set required to devise comprehensive defense strategies across parallel civil and criminal enforcement actions which are a regular feature of qui tam defense work. We appreciate the serious collateral consequences that these matters can cause for our clients and craft approaches intended to minimize business disruption and reputational damage. We also litigate aggressively when necessary and have successfully dismissed unfounded qui tam lawsuits on behalf of thankful clients.
On occasion, as part of our plaintiff’s litigation practice, we will represent a small number of qui tam relators and whistleblowers in federal and state actions that we have thoroughly investigated pre-complaint to assess likely government interest. Contrary to popular belief, most whistleblower claims do not result in positive results for plaintiffs, with the government declining to join a majority of filed complaints. These cases to be successful take years of persistence and proactive lawyering. For these reasons, we take a thoughtful and measured evaluative approach to potential cases which we believe to be in our clients’ long-term interests. And for the cases we do file, we actively work with the government to maximize the chances of the government joining your case and of a successful outcome.