Experienced False Claim Act Attorneys
It is against the law for a company to receive compensation from the government for services or goods that are not provided. If you are aware of fraudulent activity on the part of a government contractor, supplier, medical provider, financial institution or other party, you may wish to consider becoming a whistleblower.
By blowing the whistle on fraud, you can obtain a percentage of the amount that is recovered, plus reimbursement for your attorney fees and court costs. And by taking action, you put government suppliers and other parties on notice that fraud, graft and corruption cannot be tolerated.
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., is a team of attorneys that aggressively represents plaintiffs (called relators) in false claim litigation (sometimes called qui tam) under the Federal Civil False Claims Act (FCFCA) and state false claim laws. We understand how to investigate the often complex factual and legal issues in such cases, and how to get results for our clients. Our whistleblower and employment law attorneys in Washington, D.C., will work diligently to obtain full compensation for you.
Qui Tam Litigation and the Federal Civil False Claims Act
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., represents clients in all types of FCFCA cases, including those involving:
- Health care fraud: Fraudulent billing of Medicare and Medicaid is illegal. This includes fraudulent billing of medical supplies, medical services or medication.
- Corporate fraud: Corporate fraud frequently involves deceptive billing and pricing for goods and services with the government.
- Federal government contracts: If you are a contractor who has uncovered fraud, we can help you bring a claim and protect your rights.
- Military and defense contractor fraud: Fraud by a defense contractor can lead to a substandard product, overbilling of the government or, in some cases, put troops in danger.
- Construction and public works fraud: Bid rigging and other violations of government construction contracts are prohibited by federal law.
- Fraudulent billing: Fraudulent billing under either a federal or state government contract is illegal.
Claims under FCFCA cases have strict timelines for filing suit, so you should act quickly to obtain legal representation. If we take your case, our firm will thoroughly investigate all aspects of the fraud.
FCFCA cases proceed much differently than a regular civil litigation. After we file your claim, there will be a quiet period while the government conducts a separate investigation. If the government finds evidence of fraud, it will join the suit. This will be to your advantage, because the government will apply its investigative and litigation resources, strengthening your case. This will also increase your compensation to 30 percent of the money recovered by the government.
Qui Tam Laws Protect the Rights of Employees and Ex-Employees
You may have tried to report the fraud to superiors, only to be told to be quiet. Or you may be afraid to report the fraud to outside authorities for fear that you may be fired. If you have been discharged for reporting wrongdoing, you have rights. FCFCA and other laws provide protection for employees and terminated employees in these situations.
We are experienced whistleblower lawyers in Washington, D.C., with more than 60 years of combined experience focused on representing individuals in whistleblower and wrongful termination cases. Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., will take full advantage of the rights afforded to you under the law. In a free consultation, we can review your case and discuss your legal options.
No Recovery, No Fee
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., accepts qui tam and whistleblower cases. Our fee will come from the award you receive.
Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced whistleblower attorney at our Washington, D.C., office. We offer strategic and results-driven legal service to clients in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and federal government employees around the world.
"Attorney Corrie Ferrini of Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C. is a fierce advocate for whistleblowers and a protector of federal employees. She has shown me great support and advocated on my behalf all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States (Dept. of Homeland Security v. MacLean — 135 U.S. 913 (2015)), where I ultimately prevailed in my case against the TSA. Corrie has never shied away from the challenges presented by the complexities of my case, has always believed in my position and is responsive to my questions. I enthusiastically recommend her to any federal employee involved in a whistleblower retaliation case."