Washington DC Whistleblower Law Firm
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Constantine Cannon’s Washington D.C. whistleblower attorneys represent whistleblowers for the same reasons that courageous men and women come forward to expose wrongdoing: we believe in accountability, justice, and fairness, whether that’s for taxpayers, investors, consumers, competitors, or the government.
Our attorneys have acted as lead counsel to recover over $1 billion for federal and state governments and over $240 million in whistleblower rewards for our clients. 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.
Our firm has extensive experience working with government attorneys in Washington D.C., including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and many other agencies. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation regarding your case so that we can help you explore your legal options.
Important Resources for Potential Whistleblowers:
Whistleblowing and the False Claims Act
Whistleblowers can bring claims under the federal False Claims Act or the District of Columbia False Claims Act to report fraud and misconduct in government contracts and programs. These acts allow whistleblowers to bring a qui tam suit and receive a share of the government’s recovery (between 15% and 30%).
The key element of a whistleblower case under the federal FCA or the DC FCA is evidence that the government was defrauded. Simply put, wherever government money is involved, there may be a false claim. Some of the most common types of False Claims Act matters include:
Whistleblowing under Federal Agency Reward Programs
In addition to the federal and local False Claims Acts, there are other laws and reward programs that provide a financial benefit to successful whistleblowers. These include:
Claims to these agency programs are made to their D.C. offices, although they may be investigated by agency attorneys in other offices.
Reporting fraud and seeking to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions can be a rewarding and noble undertaking. There can also be tremendous satisfaction in finally being heard and having the government investigate your concerns. But becoming a whistleblower sometimes comes with substantial risks, which underscores the importance of working with experienced legal counsel. At Constantine Cannon, we have the experience and expertise to help you assess your legal options, and the skills and investigative resources to help hold accountable those that defraud the government or the public.
Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our whistleblower attorneys in Washington D.C. so that we can help you explore your potential options.