You have one opportunity to make a good first impression. Whether as a whistleblower or in civil litigation, we have seen the process from all sides and can make your voice heard.
Whistleblowers bring the critical information Federal and State law enforcement need to uncover fraud in all its forms. We represent whistleblowers because we believe that without men and women committed to exposing wrongdoing, our justice system will suffer. It is a serious decision to become a whistleblower and, as former federal prosecutors, we know what the process will look like from start to finish and will make sure your voice is heard.
Whether you are considering or are currently engaged inlegal action, you need an experienced legal teamwho will provide a personalized approach to your case. John and Sam have successfully litigated and tried numerous high profile, nine-figure cases against some of the biggest firms in the country. Learn how they can help you successfully navigate the complex world of civil litigation.
John Black and Sam Buffone bring their extensive legal experience and success, with a combined $6 billion in recoveries for the United States while prosecutors at DOJ, to representing whistleblowers uncovering fraud and victims of fraud. They know how to effectively and efficiently investigate and prosecute your case.
The False Claims Act is the United States’ primary tool to recover from fraud. An individual who is aware of fraud on the government can let the government know through a qui tam complaint and is entitled to 15 to 25 percent of any recovery. We know how to position your case to get investigated and be heard.
You can alert the SEC to securities law violations and receive between 10 and 30 percent of any recovery if you provide critical information that leads to a successful enforcement action resulting in a penalty of over 1 million dollars. The SEC screens thousands of tips a year. We have the reputation and knowledge to ensure your tip will make it to the people who can investigate and stop the violation.
The IRS relies on people with key information to blow the whistle on individuals or companies who fail to pay the tax that they owe. If the IRS Whistleblower Office uses information provided by a whistleblower, it may award the whistleblower up to 30 percent of the additional tax, penalty and other amounts it collects.
The Commodity Futures Tradition Commission’s Whistleblower Program pays monetary awards of between 10 and 30 percent to eligible whistleblowers who provide critical information that leads to a successful enforcement action resulting in monetary sanctions of over $1 million against the wrongdoer. The program also provides strong anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers.
While we are not afraid of litigating and going to trial, most cases are not best served by lengthy and costly disputes. Our flexible approach allows us to collaborate with you to think creatively about how we can effectively and efficiently reach the best resolution.