Qui Tam & False Claims Act

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti is one of the nations most experienced and respected law firms handling complex qui tam or whistleblower actions brought under both the federal and the ever-growing number of state false claims acts. This unique expertise results from more than 30 years of trial experience litigating the most complex and significant qui tam cases across the United States.

 

Our attorneys have unparalleled experience in representing whistleblowers from all industries in the most complex, substantial false claims cases in the United States and have represented whistleblowers in cases that have recovered nearly $2 billion for federal and state taxpayers; our success record includes many of the largest settlements ever reached in the history of qui tam litigation.

Qui tam actions involve claims against businesses, corporations and individuals for submitting false and fraudulent claims for payment to federal, state or local governments, or to government contractors. Qui tam actions are typically triggered by a complaint filed under seal by a “whistleblower,” who is often a current or former employee of the potential defendant. In many cases, the potential defendant does not learn of the lawsuit until after prosecutors have investigated the complaint and gathered substantial evidence.

Qui tam actions can result in federal and state probes that last for years. More importantly, a defendant found liable may be required to pay substantial penalties, treble damages and significant attorney’s fees. Qui tam liability may also trigger other serious repercussions, such as criminal charges, exclusion, and debarment from future government contracting. Thus, the stakes for all sides in qui tam litigation is often monumental.

The attorneys of Pietragallo’s Qui Tam/False Claims Act practice have extensive experience working with federal and state prosecutors and law enforcement agents across the nation in investigating, developing and successfully handling sophisticated and precedent-setting qui tam actions.

Because of our lawyers’ extensive experience in reviewing, evaluating and litigating federal and state qui tam actions, we are uniquely qualified to represent clients in the high stakes of qui tam litigation or to consult with others lawyers or clients who need assistance through the ever-evolving maze of qui tam litigation.

 

For more detailed information about our extensive experience representing whistleblowers, including a discussion of federal and state false claims acts, we invite you to visit our false claims-whistleblower web site at www.falseclaimsact.com.

 

Contact

Pamela Coyle Brecht — PCB@Pietragallo.com

Marc Stephen Raspanti — MSR@Pietragallo.com

Michael A. Morse — MAM@Pietragallo.com

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