We love working with other attorneys! Do you have a client or potential client that wants to blow the whistle on fraud or other illegal conduct, but this isn’t your area of expertise and so you’re not sure how to advise them? Or perhaps you’ve already filed a qui tam case, and are looking for additional firepower and resources to help with the litigation? Reach out to us, and let’s discuss the possibilities. We can offer help in the following ways:
- Initial Evaluations. We can help you determine whether your client or potential client has viable claims under the False Claims Act or the other whistleblower-reward statutes. And we can consult with you on the various strategic issues you may want to consider that impact legal theories, choice of forum, and optimal ways to engage the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, or other relevant government agencies.
- Ongoing Litigation. Our firm is often brought into cases after they have been filed. We can bring substantial additional firepower and resources to the team representing the whistleblower. Our lawyers have deep connections at the U.S. Department of Justice, and years of experience litigating in federal and state courts. And our firm has the lawyers, staff, and financial resources necessary to go toe-to-toe with the biggest defense firms in the country. These can become particularly important when a qui tam case has been declined by the government, and you are deciding whether to pursue the case on your own. We are not only qui tam specialists; we are also trial lawyers who know our way around the courtroom.
- Have you won a significant victory, but are now facing an appellate challenge? Or perhaps you’ve lost a meritorious case on a motion to dismiss or motion for summary judgment, but want to continue the fight? Nothing beats a fresh set of eyes, particularly from lawyers who are steeped in the nuances of False Claims Act jurisprudence. We also can assist in getting support on appeal from the Department of Justice, or other organizations that may wish to weigh in as amicus curiae.
We are open to a variety of co-counsel arrangements. We can provide everything from limited consultations, all the way up to taking over lead counsel roles. We will work with you to arrive at a mutually agreeable division of labor. And we also bring a significant war chest, and can therefore provide funding of litigation expenses, which often run into six figures in litigated qui tam cases.
And, at the end of the day, we want our co-counsel arrangements to be productive for all of the firms involved. We greatly value the friendships and working relationships that we have developed with attorneys across the country. The greatest compliments we receive are when other attorneys bring their clients to us, knowing that we will do right by the clients and by their important cases. We’ve developed a fantastic network of fantastic attorneys, and we’d love to talk with you about becoming one of our valued connections.