If you have firsthand evidence showing fraud against the government, you are allowed to file suit on behalf of the government for violations of the federal False Claims Act, under its qui tam provisions. The suit is known as a "qui tam" action, and the person bringing the action is referred to as the "relator."
While whistleblowers enjoy federal protections and the potential for significant rewards under the False Claims Act, filing a qui tam claim has many complicated components and requirements. Moreover, whistleblower claims can require significant financial, technological, and human resources up front.
We believe whistleblowers would be prudent to seek a law firm that:
|Puts you first||Offers the legal backing of experienced whistleblower
counsel that has handled
|Has significant financial,
technological, and staffing
resources from filing the claim to investigation, through settlement
|Will take cases all the way to trial if need be||Is a member of the Taxpayers Against
Fraud Task Force (TAF), the national
nonprofit organization dedicated to combating fraud against the U.S. government
|Will cooperate and assist the
government in building its case
against the defendant