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False Claims Act, Qui Tam, and Whistleblower Actions

The False Claims Act is the federal government’s primary 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 the 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 the alleged fraud.

At The Federal Practice Group, 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 an 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.



The proven attorneys at the Federal Practice Group have over a century of combined experience successfully assisting federal employees, government contracts, and military personnel through the most difficult periods of their lives and careers.



Fighting for Justice

The Federal Practice Group provides skilled, results-driven representation. Through their thorough and aggressive representation of clients, our attorneys have earned a reputation throughout the legal community as relentless advocates who leave no stone unturned. This passionate, exacting approach yields results for our clients.

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