Whistleblowers who report federal or state grant or contract fraud help the Department of Justice’s enforcement efforts and may be entitled to a reward under the False Claims Act.
An article published on March 24, 2019, by Harry Littman, noted that “It takes guts for whistleblowers to come forward. Protect them.” There are protections for whistleblowers under the False Claims Act. Reaching out to an experienced former prosecutor who represents whistleblowers for a free consultation is a good first step to understanding your rights as a whistleblower.
Guidance is available for how to blow the whistle on your employer. Reaching out to a former prosecutor who represents whistleblowers is a helpful first step. An attorney can guide you through the process, assist you with documenting your concerns, answer your questions and instruct you on the nature and strength of evidence you do have. A good whistleblower attorney will provide you a free consultation. You should seek out an accomplished attorney as soon as you have concerns, and while you are still employed by the company where you believe there is wrong-doing. Bottom line: don’t do it alone. Get an expert opinion from a prosecutor who’s tried False Claims Act cases and has significant experience under their belt.
The authors are former prosecutors who now represent whistleblowers / Renée Brooker (former Assistant Director for Civil Frauds) firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 288-1295 / Eva Gunasekera (former Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud) email@example.com.