Each year, the United States Department of Justice recovers billions of dollars from companies that have defrauded the federal government or engaged in other corrupt or illegal activities that cheat taxpayers. Most of those funds are recovered in cases filed by “whistleblowers” – brave private citizens who speak up when they become aware of fraud at their workplaces or elsewhere. Youman & Caputo has extensive experience in representing whistleblowers with knowledge of government fraud.
The federal government is one of the largest purchasers of goods and services in the world, and tens of thousands of businesses have contracts to provide them to the government. Additionally, many sectors of the economy, such as healthcare, involve government payments or reimbursements under vast and complex regulatory schemes.
With billions of dollars annually flowing from by the federal government, the opportunities for graft, fraud, and corruption are almost limitless. So, too, are the ways in which such conduct can lead to meritorious lawsuits under the False Claims Act.
If a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit (also called a qui tam suit) results in a settlement or judgment in the government’s favor, the whistleblower is entitled to receive a percentage of the government’s recovery – in some cases, up to 30 percent.
Qui tam False Claims Act litigation is a highly specialized and complex area of the law, with unique procedural requirements and numerous potential roadblocks and pitfalls. In addition to the legal challenges, these actions may involve significant personal risks to the whistleblower’s current job and future employment opportunities.
At Youman & Caputo, our qui tam attorneys have extensive experience successfully representing whistleblowers in claims including:
Some of our notable Qui Tam False Claims Act victories:
If you are considering trying to expose corruption and fraud, it is essential to hire lawyers with significant experience in whistleblower cases and who are as committed as you are to holding wrongdoers accountable.
At Youman & Caputo, we have the experience, knowledge, and commitment necessary to protect the rights of whistleblowers and help our clients obtain the maximum compensation available for their courageous actions.
Our False Claims Act attorneys have the utmost respect and admiration for whistleblowers who make the difficult decision to do the right thing in the face of wrongdoing.
If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a whistleblower or want to discuss your potential False Claims Act matter, please contact us to schedule your free consultation.
“I and a partner were represented by David Caputo in a complex, lengthy Qui Tam lawsuit related to Medicaid fraud. David was able through his legal expertise, personal skills, and client commitment to effectively guide us successfully through this complex process resulting in a successful outcome. It was a pleasure to meet and work with David and I would highly recommend him as counsel in Qui Tam lawsuits.”