TZ Partner Jonathan Tycko‘s analysis of the government’s False Claims Act settlements involving evasion of customs duties and tariffs has been published on the National Law Review. This category of settlements, overwhelmingingly the result of qui tam lawsuits filed by whistleblowers or competitors, is a key element of the U.S. government’s trade enforcement efforts and continues to grow in significance. The study revealed that over the past 12 years, the United States has recovered more than $220 million dollars from such settlements, which have also resulted in over $20 million paid out in relator’s shares. These results were compiled by Mr. Tycko, who specializes in customs fraud qui tam cases, and are not publicly available anywhere else. With this data, it is now possible for those interested to answer questions such as: How often does the Government settle such cases? What has been the range of settlement values? How much do relators receive in such cases? And what is the typical duration of such cases?