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New York Whistleblower Lawyers

Constantine Cannon | New York

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Blow the Whistle

Constantine Cannon’s New York attorneys are dedicated to helping whistleblowers report fraud and misconduct. Our team has extensive experience representing clients under whistleblower reward programs offered by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Transportation, the False Claims Act, and equivalent state and local false claims acts.

Constantine Cannon opened the doors of its New York office over 25 years ago, and since then we have been working closely with New York regulators, government agencies, and prosecutors. Many of our attorneys maintain strong working relationships with the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Southern and Eastern United States Attorneys’ Offices, and the SEC. Several of Constantine Cannon’s New York partners have served in high level government roles with these offices, including one former partner who served as the New York Attorney General.

Our experienced whistleblower attorneys have acted as lead counsel to recover over $1 billion for federal and state governments and over $450 million in whistleblower rewards for our clients. In 2020, we finalized four blockbuster settlements and secured some of the highest whistleblower rewards in the history of the False Claims Act.  In 2021, we had another banner year with historic whistleblower successes.  This is in addition to the more than $5 billion in damages and tens of billions of dollars more in injunctive relief Constantine Cannon has recovered for the firm’s other clients, including two of the top five antitrust settlements in U.S. history.

For more information, please contact Constantine Cannon, LLP to schedule a consultation with a New York whistleblower attorney. We can explain how these cases work, and tell you more about your options as a potential whistleblower.

Understanding The New York False Claims Act

The Federal False Claims Act (FCA) is the foundation of the U.S. whistleblower reward system. Most states have enacted their own versions of the FCA, including New York. These statutes seek to reward whistleblowers for bringing fraudsters to justice.  If you are successful in pursuing a NY whistleblower claim under the FCA or the New York False Claims Act, you may qualify to receive a monetary award. By filing a whistleblower suit, also known as a qui tam action, you may receive up to 30 percent of the total amount the government recovers.

The New York False Claims Act is unique in that it also allows whistleblowers to bring suits based on violations of the state’s tax laws, provided that the violator’s annual income exceeds $1 million. The New York FCA allows whistleblowers, also known as relators, to bring suits on behalf of New York counties, cities, towns, school districts, and other local government entities than have been defrauded.

Our NYC Whistleblower Attorneys Have Wall Street Experience

At the heart of the world’s financial capital, our New York whistleblower lawyers are well versed in handling complex and high-profile financial fraud matters. Constantine Cannon’s New York attorneys have acted as lead counsel in two of the largest financial payments matters in history, recovering multi-billion-dollar judgements in each case.

Our NY whistleblower attorneys have been very successful in leveraging our experience in financial fraud matters to represent clients under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower reward program, which allows whistleblowers to receive a reward for reporting financial and investment fraud to the SEC.

Other Common Types of NY Whistleblower Cases

There are other whistleblower reward statutes directed at uncovering fraud. For example, you may have a claim in such sectors as:

Meet the New York Whistleblower Attorneys of Constantine Cannon

Gordon Schnell

Gordon-Schnell-New-York-Whistleblower-Lawyer Gordon Schnell has been a partner of Constantine Cannon since 1999, specializing in the representation of whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act and the vast array of other federal and state whistleblower laws. He also litigates and counsels clients on a wide variety of antitrust, fraud and other complex commercial litigation issues.

He practices before all levels of federal court and regularly represents clients before the Department of Justice, the various state attorneys general, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal and state enforcement agencies. Read NYC whistleblower attorney Gordon Schnell’s full bio.

Alysia Solow


Alysia A. Solow is a partner of Constantine Cannon LLP. She directs the firm’s e-Discovery Practice Group and is the intake partner in the Whistleblower Practice Group. In addition, Ms. Solow is the firm’s Hiring Partner.

As Chair of the e-Discovery Practice Group, Ms. Solow advises clients on legal and technology issues related to electronic discovery and information governance. With a focus on emerging technology and data analytics, she guides clients through every facet of the e-discovery process in complex commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, whistleblower representation, as well as in the implementation of compliance and monitoring programs. Read NY whistleblower attorney Alysia Solow’s full bio.

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Call Now to Speak with a New York Whistleblower Attorney

Our team at Constantine Cannon, LLP has the knowledge and attention to detail necessary to seek justice, while also helping you navigate the stresses that often accompany these matters. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation so we can review your situation and explain your potential legal options.


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