WHISTLEBLOWER AND FALSE CLAIMS LITIGATION

Whistleblower claims, brought pursuant to the False Claims Act and other regulatory statutes, pose a significant and growing threat to corporations, institutions, and executives.  Whistleblowers, working with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Enforcement Commission, and State Attorneys General (AGs), are increasingly using statutes that incentivize reporting fraud, waste and abuse in the government, to extract large damage awards and civil penalties.  Ellerman Enzinna attorneys aggressively and effectively defend clients in False Claims Act and other whistleblower investigations, enforcement actions, civil litigation and other related matters.  Our experience covers alleged fraud and abuse in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, defense contracting, securities, and financial institutions.

Representative Matters:

  • Representation of a multibillion-dollar multinational food retailer based in Europe in connection with an SEC whistleblower matter relating to alleged fraudulent accounting practices.
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 global energy services company in connection with an SEC whistleblower matter relating to alleged fraudulent accounting practices.
  • Defended government contractors and employees in several matters against charges brought under the False Claims Act.
  • Conducted internal investigation of whistleblower allegations of foreign bribery in South America and Asia, advising international medical device and oil service companies with regard to resolution of claims and advisability of disclosure to federal authorities.