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Searching and Picking a Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Firm for Your Case

Why Retain a Large Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Firm?

Qui tam whistleblowers filing claims under the False Claims Act face a difficult choice: what law firm to hire?

There are many lawyers who will portray themselves as being capable of handling a qui tam case.  But many are not.  These cases involve complex legal issues, and also can be extremely resource intensive.  They often require the firm to depose large numbers of witnesses, and to hire expensive experts/consultants.  Moreover, False Claims Act cases often involve the review of millions of pages of documents which are subpoenaed from the defendant-company.

You should ask about the Resources When Picking a Qui Tam Law Firm For Your Case

When deciding which law firm to choose, whistleblowers should realize that the firm's resources are critical to the decision.  The bottom line is that the government is at a disadvantage when it is chasing after fraud committed by large companies who can hire armies of defense lawyers to protect their interests.  The government often needs to partner with the whistleblower's lawyers so that the lawyers can pay for experts, participate in depositions, and review large volumes of documents.  This can cost the firm millions of dollars.  Indeed, Berger & Montague, PC, has participated in cases that have been active for nearly ten years and which have cost the firm well over $5,000,000.  Many small or even medium-sized firms may not be able to afford to put that much money into a case.  To schedule a free and confidential consultation, please call us at (215) 875-4699 or fill out the case inquiry form on the right side.

Personal Service vs. Big Firm Service When Searching and Deciding on a Whistleblower Qui Tam Law Firm:

Large law firms are equally positioned to deliver personal service.  At Berger & Montague, each individual case is assigned to an individual lawyer who stays with the case until it is resolved (unless something extraordinary occurs which requires re-assignment).  That lawyer will be supported by other lawyers as necessary.  This approach provides personal service just like a small firm, but also the flexibility of being able to add additional staff as needed.

Team Approach When Researching a Whistleblower Case

Large law firms like Berger & Montague have the ability to fund a team approach, i.e., we can staff a case according to its needs, including adding multiple lawyers, paralegals, research analysts, and support staff to the team.  We also have our own in-house IT staff, who we add to the team when we are utilizing our proprietary document review software (known as Kaleidoscope).  The Kaleidoscope platform provides direct access to the entire team, including the whistleblower, from any computer which has access to the Internet.  Thus, our approach allows the entire team, including the whistleblower, to directly participate in the investigation of the case.

Conclusion for Your Whistleblower Qui Tam Case

While small law firms have successfully prosecuted qui tam cases under the False Claims Act, large law firms are in a stronger position to provide whistleblowers with benefits which increase the likelihood of a successful result.

Contact Us To Learn More

If you have discovered evidence of government fraud, contact an experienced False Claims Act attorney before blowing the whistle. You may be entitled to a substantial reward and the legal protections afforded to whistleblowers under state and federal laws. The attorneys of Berger & Montague are nationally recognized experts in Whistleblower/Qui Tam actions with over a decade of experience pursuing these complex fraud cases. For more information or to schedule your confidential consultation, use the form on this page or call us at 1-800-424-6690.

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For further reading:
What Whistleblower Clients Can Expect From Our Lawyers
What Makes A Good Whistleblower/Qui Tam Case?
What is the Federal False Claims Act?
Federal And State Whistleblower Laws

 

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