Champions for Whistleblowers
It takes conscience, courage and conviction to bring wrongdoing to light. We recognize whistleblowers as unsung heroes of the marketplace, often taking great risk to report illegal conduct and do the right thing in the face of corporate fraud. If you have information about a fraud and are considering becoming a whistleblower, we can help you make a compelling case to authorities, protect yourself from retaliation and claim a share of the money the government recovers.
At Kessler Topaz, you will find lawyers who have dedicated their careers to representing whistleblowers. Indeed, our entire law firm practice – nearly 100 attorneys - is dedicated to fighting corporate fraud. Our whistleblower team includes attorneys who have worked as federal and state prosecutors, as SEC enforcement attorneys, as litigators with decades of experience – both in the U.S. and abroad – taking on some of the world’s biggest companies and best resourced law firms. For twenty years, we've handled complex health care, pharmaceutical, securities, banking, corporate and government contract fraud cases. KTMC clients have access to a full range of firm resources necessary to present the most compelling case to government authorities and to litigate matters to conclusion – from our renowned Investigative Services Department, composed of federally-trained investigators; to our former government enforcement attorneys, experienced in dissecting fraud schemes and presenting evidence in a clear and convincing manner; to our industry-expert attorneys, who have challenged the business practices of some of the world’s largest corporations.
Stopping Fraud in Government Programs
Each year, the federal government loses billions of dollars to waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer funds. Whistleblowers can combat fraud by filing a lawsuit under the federal False Claims Act or specific state False Claims Acts. These actions—also known as qui tam lawsuits—let private citizens sue on behalf of the government and share in the recovery of government dollars. Fraud schemes against the government take many different forms, but all share a common feature: waste of taxpayer dollars.
Common False Claims Act cases include:
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Pharmaceutical fraud
- Financial fraud
- Overcharging the government or billing for services that were never provided
- Paying kickbacks or bribes
- Cheating on government contracts, including defense and other types of government spending
- Hospital, nursing home and home health care fraud
Blowing the Whistle on Wall Street
Kessler Topaz has a long history of success fighting financial fraud by taking on some of the biggest corporations in the world. In recent years, the SEC, the CFTC and the IRS have implemented financial fraud whistleblower programs that reward people who supply information leading to successful enforcement actions. We have the experience and know-how to navigate the complexities of financial fraud and effectively advocate for you before enforcement agencies. We can help you use these whistleblower programs to report information about:
- Accounting fraud
- Insider trading
- Corporate misconduct
- Market manipulation
- Tax evasion
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
If you have information about fraud against government programs, or violations of federal securities, commodities, tax or anti-foreign bribery laws, please contact our whistleblower practice group at email@example.com or call 1 (866) 369-7779.
Consultations and case evaluations are free and confidential.