The False Claims Act is a federal statute that allows whistleblowers (called “relators”) to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States government when it is being defrauded. The Department of Justice may choose to join in the lawsuit, and the United States can recover triple the amount of its actual damages, as well as financial civil penalties. The relator may receive a reward of up to 30%.
Hafemann, Magee & Thomas’ Whistleblower/Qui Tam section is headed by John Thomas, the Founder and Chair of the Federal Bar Association Qui Tam Section.
We have experience in the following areas:
- Federal grant fraud
- Fraud involving federal construction projects
- Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
- Procurement fraud, including violations of the Trade Agreements Act and Buy American Act.
Supervising Attorney: John Thomas