False Claims Act, Qui Tam & Whistleblower Actions
The False Claims Act is the federal government’s primarily litigation
tool in combating fraud. Throughout the years, there has been a significant
increase in enforcement activity under the civil and criminal False Claim
Acts, both by direct government action and by private qui tam relators.
In fiscal year 2014 alone, the United States recovered nearly $6 billion
in False Claims Act settlements and judgments. Many states, as well as
the District of Columbia, also have False Claims Act statutes that can
be utilized to independently recover state funds lost to alleged fraud.
At The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service, our skilled qui tam defenders
provide zealous advocacy at the negotiation table and in the courtroom.
Our team consists of internationally recognized trial lawyers who regularly
defend clients against fraud and abuse allegations both during investigation
and at trial. Many of our attorneys previously served as government prosecutors
before coming to private practice. We know the courts and investigating
agencies, and understand how government prosecutors think. This specialized
knowledge allows our attorneys to develop a tailor-made strategy based
on the anticipated tactics and theories of prosecutors or investigators.
The result is a proactive, thorough and analytical approach to defense
that is necessary given the high-stakes involved in qui tam cases.