Morgan Verkamp’s attorneys have represented whistleblowers in federal qui tam cases for more than 25 years. The firm’s practice focuses exclusively on whistleblower litigation and issues relating to the unique position of whistleblowers. Our clients’ cases have resulted in recoveries for the taxpayers of more than $1 billion in damages, plus hundreds of millions of dollars in criminal fines and penalties.
Far more important than the size of the recoveries is our commitment to our clients. We have a careful vetting process and work hard to ensure that our clients understand every step of the process and participate in every important decision. The challenges of being a whistleblower are real, and we understand the job, family, and financial stresses that our clients face. It is our great privilege to represent clients who have the courage and integrity to blow the whistle on fraud against the government.
Our team – consisting of lawyers with extensive litigation experience, a full-time investigator (who spent decades as a federal agent investigating fraud matters), and several skilled paralegals and administrators – and our in-house document-management and e-discovery systems and data analytics capabilities give Morgan Verkamp the ability to litigate cases against any defendant and respond quickly and effectively to any issues that may arise in our clients’ cases.
False Claims Act cases can arise in virtually any field in which private companies contract with the government to provide goods or services. Because a majority of taxpayer money is spent on healthcare and defense, many False Claims Act cases are in those areas. But whistleblower cases arise in many other contexts, too. For example, banks, businesses, and other institutions may falsely or fraudulently apply for or receive government money (such as “bailout money” or Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) payments). For-profit schools may commit fraud if they get government money based on illegal conduct or false information. And institutions that provide false information in order to obtain federal or state grant money may violate the False Claims Act. The reach of the False Claims Act is only limited by the creativity of the fraudsters.
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Morgan Verkamp has represented clients in many kinds of False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. The cases highlighted on this website are just a small subset of our expansive experience, so please contact us to learn more about our experience with any particular type of fraud or for an evaluation of your case.