As one of the most prominent and successful qui tam litigation firms in the United States, Warren | Benson has developed a reputation for providing helpful information for individuals who believe they have information that could expose widespread fraud in a government contract. We invite you to read some of the most frequently asked questions we answer and concerns we address when meeting with potential clients regarding whistleblower claims.
“Will it cost me financially to bring a whistleblower claim against an employer?”
Our firm represents clients exclusively on a contingency fee basis. This means that we cover the full costs of litigation upfront, ensuring that our clients do not face a financial burden because they have chosen to participate in litigation that could enable the government to recover millions of dollars. In successful prosecutions, we can receive attorney’s fees from the defendant or a portion of any recovery.
“How long will my case take from start to finish?”
This depends on several factors, notably the amount of time it takes the government to conduct its investigation when it intervenes in a case. Another factor that can affect the duration of a case is whether the defendant intends to fight prosecution to the fullest extent possible, or is willing to pursue a swifter resolution through settlement. While we never compromise the strength of a case, we do everything possible to minimize the amount of time and involvement required of our clients.
“Will my confidentiality be protected for the duration of my case?”
As your legal counsel, we hold all client communications in the highest confidence. Cases are filed under seal, meaning that the named defendant is not made aware of the identity of the individual(s) who has come forward with information on fraud. Cases typically remain under seal for two to three years, ensuring that a significant amount of time passes between when a client first comes forward and when a defendant and the public learn of a case.
“Can my employer retaliate against me for blowing the whistle on fraud?”
Qui tam whistleblower rewards were designed in order to incentivize people to come forward and inform the government about fraud. These financial incentives would be worth little, however, if employers were free to retaliate against workers for speaking up. Federal and state laws prevent employers from terminating or otherwise taking adverse employment-related actions against workers because they have informed the government of fraudulent activities.
“What if I have additional questions about divulging information on fraudulent activities?”
We understand that reporting an employer or other party for fraud against the government can be an intimidating prospect. If you have information related to fraud, we can discuss your information during a no-fee and completely confidential consultation. To speak with our nationally recognized qui tam litigation attorneys, send an email or call 800-844-4406.