Representing Whistleblowers in False Claims Act Qui Tam, IRS, SEC and CFTC Cases in the US and Abroad
For more than two decades, we have worked for whistleblowers who share our vision that ethical business is good business. Our whistleblower cases have recovered more than $1 billion for the government and our clients have received record awards, including the largest ever award for a single whistleblower. Our successes include:
- First and largest settlement relating to distribution of adulterated drugs, record whistleblower award: GSK, $750 million (2010)
- First national Medicaid fraud settlement exceeding $200 million: Bayer Corp, $281 million (2003) and a 24% award for our client, just 1% less than the maximum
- First federal New York qui tam settlement exceeding $100 million: Labcorp, $187 million (1996)
We are recognized as preeminent lawyers in whistleblower litigation. We have been twice named as finalists for the Public Justice Foundation Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (2004 and 2011) for our qui tam cases. Our managing partner Neil V. Getnick is the Chair of Taxpayers Against Fraud, a public interest organization that fights for whistleblowers, and in 2011 received their Qui Tam Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award. Our partners have achieved peer recognition as SuperLawyers (the top 5% of lawyers by state) and are AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and professional skills.
We are educators in our field. We organize and speak at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, New York State and City Bar Associations, Taxpayers Against Fraud, and the Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, among other professional and industry groups. The Cornell Whistleblower Law Program, the first such program in the country, was founded and coordinated by Neil V. Getnick.
Our practice is national and international in scope. Our whistleblower clients have included corporate executives and managers, businesspeople, doctors, health care workers, construction managers, companies injured by competitors, Medicare beneficiaries, and public interest organizations. Together with our lawyers, they have brought to the government’s attention fraud in many fields, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospitals, energy, construction, education, tax, and securities.
Fill out our contact form or call us at (212) 376-5666 for an obligation-free evaluation of your potential case. We represent our whistleblower clients on a contingent fee basis, meaning that an attorney’s fee is paid only if your case is successful.