Responding to Whistleblower Claims
If someone has made a whistleblower claim against you, the first thing you should do is take control of the situation. One of the most important steps you can take is to launch your own internal investigation of the alleged misconduct, even if the government has already launched its own investigation.
When we work with a client who is subject to a whistleblower complaint, we bring in a team to conduct a parallel investigation. We build a team composed of former regulators and investigators, attorneys, and other industry professionals who know how government investigators work. We can help you get out ahead of the allegation, control the narrative, and work with the government to favorably resolve the complaint.
About Qui Tam Investigations
A qui tam lawsuit is a specific type of whistleblower claim that is brought under the False Claims Act. A qui tam lawsuit can include the following types of claims:
- Medicare and Medicaid and other types of healthcare fraud
- Procurement fraud
- FHA mortgage fraud
- Government contractor fraud
Qui tam lawsuits bring the power of the United States government to bear on your business. You don’t have to face these claims alone. You need someone who can not only defend you against these claims but can work behind the scenes to influence the decisions and control the damage.
Whistleblower claims often involve multiple, complex legal issues that can expose you to claims in other jurisdictions. A single complaint can expose you to an investigation by both state and federal authorities, as well as investigation in other foreign countries where you do business. Our network of industry professionals can help you handle whatever investigations you may be facing, wherever they may be.
Whistleblower Complaints May Be Only the Tip of the Iceberg
Whistleblower complaints can also expose you to other potential liabilities. You need a team of professionals who can see the big picture. We come in and assess your entire operation and help you solve potential collateral issues that could arise from the whistleblower complaint. This includes more than just legal acumen – we offer a broad array of services designed to help you move past this with your business intact:
- Crisis management
- Reputation management
- Public relations
- Strategic communications
- Compliance programming and training
In short, we’ll help you handle your whistleblower complaint from every angle.