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Do I need a Lawyer for my whistleblower case?

Posted by Audrey Schechter | Apr 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

Potential clients often describe fraud that could form the basis for a False Claims Act (also known as Qui Tam) case.  When you wish to bring a case as a whistleblower under the federal False Claims Act, you must have an attorney represent you.  Not only does it make good sense because the False Claims statute contains a lot of procedural requirements, that, if you take a misstep, you may lose all of your entitlement to a share of the recovery. The statute also mandates that you proceed with a lawyer.  In our practice, we've found that the more our clients and we are able to assist the government lawyers, the better off everybody is, from the government lawyers, to our clients, to us.  Due to the Government's limited resources, streamlining their investigation is extremely helpful.  Further, experience in these cases counts.  It is very important to understand your lawyer's whistleblower experience and her reputation with the government lawyers.  If the lawyer lacks experience the perils of that inexperience can be significant, even fatal to your case.  Please contact us if you wish to discuss your case with an experienced whislteblower attorney.  

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Audrey Schechter

Audrey Hildes Schechter is an experienced commercial and civil litigator, working in the areas of fraud, qui tam, healthcare fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Tricare fraud, appellate practice, health care law, and employment litigation. Audrey has practiced in Florida for 25 years and in New Y...


Sharon Hornstein Reply

Posted Apr 13, 2018 at 08:31:53

The advice in this blog really hits home. Hopefully, potential whistleblowers will see the merits of expert lawyers. Televised court cases make the courtroom seem accessible, but certainly not when it comes to fraud, government entities and cases of this enormous scale.

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