Whistleblower Plaintiff Attorney
Experienced lawyers who can fight for your rights, handle your claim
Whistleblowers serve a vital role in society. They courageously stand up to corruption and other illegal activities. They often put their careers and their personal safety on the line. And they often do these things for the greater good of the public. Whether it’s taking a stand against government fraud, price fixing or other illegal activity, a whistleblower’s actions can make a difference.
We understand the importance of whistleblowers at Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, PC. That’s why our Houston whistleblower attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the country. As your lawyer, you can count on us to build the strongest possible legal case and vigorously fight for your rights.
How does the process work?
Every whistleblower case often has its own unique challenges. Depending on the nature of your case, the steps that are involved may include:
- Gathering evidence in support of your claim
- Filing a formal complaint with the appropriate government agency
- Undergoing an interview with the investigating government agency
- Deciding whether to remain anonymous or reveal your identity
- Responding to allegations intended to discredit your whistleblower complaint
- Filing a qui tam lawsuit on your behalf
Each step in this process can be complicated and can often involve a wide range of legal issues. That’s why it’s critical that you have an attorney on your side with extensive experience handling high-stakes whistleblower cases. Otherwise, your concerns and allegations might not receive the attention they rightfully deserve.
What laws exist to protect whistleblowers?
Many federal, state, and municipal laws exist to encourage whistleblowers to report fraud against the government. These laws protect them from retaliation, but the rules and regulations can also be very confusing. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney on your side familiar with these laws who can help you successfully navigate your way through the legal system.
We have an in-depth understanding of the Whistleblower Protection Act, the False Claims Act and qui tam law. We also know the rules and regulations governing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in relation to whistleblowers, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.
Our attorneys gained this knowledge based on years of experience handling complex legal cases throughout the world. In the case of the False Claims Act, whistleblowers can file actions against federal contractors for fraud against the government. This law refers to the whistleblower as the “relator,” who may be entitled to receive a portion of the financial recovery.
Your privacy matters here. You can trust our law firm
Whistleblowers come forward for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, internal whistleblowers discover illegal activity at their own workplace. Other times, they uncover wrongdoing involving another company or government agency. Whatever the reason, we take every whistleblower claim we handle seriously, including your case.
In many cases, your privacy, reputation and perhaps even your personal safety could be at risk. We take all of these factors into consideration when handling your case. As result, you can rely on our legal team to respect your privacy and to discreetly investigate your whistleblower case. If necessary and permissible, we may even be able to protect your anonymity. The Dodd-Frank Act often provides such protection for whistleblowers who do not want to reveal their identity.
“How can a whistleblower attorney help me?”
Being an effective whistleblower lawyer requires great skill. You need to thoroughly understand the laws governing whistleblowers and know how these laws work. The federal False Claims Act, for example, prohibits an employer from harassing or retaliating against an employee for uncovering or reporting fraud against the government. Even so, being a whistleblower takes tremendous courage.
That’s why we work hard to protect whistleblower’s rights. By taking a stand against corruption, you’re standing up for every hard-working person in Texas and across the country. The least we can do is make sure your personal rights are protected and respected during such a complicated legal process.
Having an experienced law firm on your side enables you to take a strong stance in your whistleblower case. Remember, you will likely be going up against a large corporation or massive government agency. These organizations routinely hire numerous lawyers to defend their actions in response to a whistleblower investigation. Make sure you have someone on your side looking out for your best interests. Make sure you have our legal team in your corner.
Don’t wait to take legal action. Be the first to file your whistleblower complaint
While it’s important to carefully consider all your options before taking legal action, you might not realize that a delay in reporting such illegal activity could potentially jeopardize the outcome of your case. That’s partly due to the “First-To-File” rule included under the False Claims Act.
Under this federal rule, only one person can file a whistleblower complaint about a specific case. If more than one person files a complaint or qui tam lawsuit about the same criminal activity, only the first person would be eligible to recover any potential financial reward for reporting such wrongdoing.
The rules and regulations related to qui tam lawsuits, the False Claims Act and the first-to-file rule can be confusing. That’s why it’s important to consult with lawyer who thoroughly understands such laws and how they relate to whistleblower complaints. Otherwise, you could miss out on your opportunity to take a stand against injustice.
We have the knowledge and the expertise you need to succeed
Don’t underestimate the seriousness or complexity of your whistleblower case. Don’t assume you can handle everything on your own. Make sure you have a lawyer with an in-depth understanding of such legal cases on your side. Contact Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, PC today and schedule an appointment. Call (713) 903-2731 or fill out our online inquiry form.
When you contact us, we will do everything we can to discreetly uncover the facts and protect your identity. We know where to look for evidence and how to use this information to build a strong legal argument. Our case results speak for themselves. We get the job done right and we respect your privacy.