litigation

Whistleblower Claims and False Claims Act Cases

Staying the course and mounting a robust defense

When it comes to whistleblower claims and False Claims Act (FCA) charges, clients count on Dechert to stay the course and mount a robust defense.

We marshal the experience, expertise and resources of lawyers across multiple practice groups to represent businesses and individuals targeted by whistleblower claims, government investigations and related litigation. Such claims most frequently originate from:

  • Compliance reviews
  • Employment actionsGovernment subpoenas and investigations by federal and state agencies
  • Internal investigations
  • Litigation brought by qui tam relators and/or the government

Our clients have included airlines, clinical laboratories, defense contractors, major pharmaceutical companies and many other businesses. And while we’ve often realized favorable outcomes for clients quietly and privately, we’re equally adept at handling investigations and litigation in the public eye.

Global prowess in white collar defense and investigations

Successful defense of whistleblower claims and FCA charges requires a deep understanding not simply of specific laws, but also the bigger picture of investigations and white collar representation more broadly. Dechert brings clients an abundance of both.

Our lawyers are experts in the FCA as well as other key U.S. laws covering whistleblowing and related claims: state false claims acts, patent legislation (which covers false marking claims) and Dodd-Frank, which provides financial incentives to whistleblowers who assert claims that public corporations have violated U.S. securities laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

We’ve also defended similar claims such as those alleging improper pricing or price reporting, cost mischarging, improper sales and marketing activity, kickbacks and defective products.

Underscoring these capabilities is Dechert’s longstanding global prowess in white collar defense and investigations. Our white collar lawyers are among the leaders in their field and widely recognized for their ability to represent clients in single- and multi-jurisdictional matters ― and resolve these matters in a way that achieves clients’ goals.

dechert-bernardo-piereck-washington