Attorney James T. Ratner represents clients from New York and throughout the nation in federal and state qui tam, or whistleblower actions under the False Claims Act. In a wide range of cases, from Medicare and Medicaid fraud to defense contractor fraud, Mr. Ratner has successfully helped many clients obtain multi-million dollar awards in their whistleblower cases, recovering as much as $80 million from companies who have defrauded the government. Before you hire an attorney to file a qui tam action, inquire to be sure that attorney has actually successfully handled a qui tam case. If the website talks about dog bites, don't bite!
Whistleblower Awards under the False Claims Act and other Statutes
Statutes with provisions for qui tam awards cover an array of business sectors which interface with government. Whether it's stemming healthcare fraud or money laundering in the banking or financial sectors, all whistleblower provisions are aimed at vindicating the public interest. In return for providing crucial information about fraud, successful whistleblowers can receive a percentage of the government's recovery in an enforcement action.
The federal False Claims Act ("FCA") was enacted by Congress in 1863 to stop war profiteering by corrupt contractors. A majority of states now have false claims acts as well, which reward whistleblowers for their contribution in putting an end to frauds against government. Some government agencies also have their own offices to process whistleblower complaints such as the IRS Whistleblower Office or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower. An experienced attorney like Mr. Ratner can help you weigh the merits of your potential case and navigate to a successful conclusion.
We have more than 15 years of experience representing whistleblowers in qui tam actions. In this niche area of law, it's important to find an attorney with a track record of success who understands how these cases work and can guide you through the process to a successful result.
Our individual clients have received millions of dollars in awards by recovering millions more for state and federal governments. Our notable cases demonstrate the ability to successfully carry qui tam actions to fruition. It is important that you actually possess significant and detailed knowledge of fraud in order to have a reasonable chance of obtaining any reward.
If you are ready to blow the whistle on false claims or securities fraud, please contact James T. Ratner or call toll-free (855) 712-0744 today to discuss your case with an experienced qui tam whistleblower attorney. All consultations are strictly confidential.