We know the risks companies and individuals face under the False Claims Act (FCA) because our team consists of former government attorneys, including a former Trial Attorney from the Justice Department’s Civil Fraud Section, that have investigated and litigated numerous FCA matters.
Passed during the Civil War to protect the Union Army against fraud, the FCA has become the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) most important tool in combating fraud that is perpetrated on the government. Each year, the DOJ recovers billions of dollars through FCA cases, and whistleblowers (also known as relators), receive hundreds of millions of dollars.
DOJ utilizes the FCA to pursue fraud in a number of areas, including health care, government contracting, grants, and mortgage fraud. The FCA is a powerful tool for DOJ as it provides it with pre-litigation subpoena power, a longer statute of limitations, and the availability for treble damages (three times actual damages) plus penalties.
We represent clients in all phases of FCA matters, including internal investigations, subpoena response, DOJ investigation, and litigation defense.