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
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
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
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.
For further reading:
What Whistleblower Clients Can Expect From Our Lawyers
What Makes A Good Whistleblower/Qui Tam Case?
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