Federal False Claims Act & Qui Tam Defense Lawyers

DC Federal False Claims Act Attorney FCA Lawyer & Defense Attorneys

Nationwide Defense Procurement Lawyers. We Can Build a Solid Team That Includes Former Prosecutors and Government Contracts Lawyers.

Call Today 1(866) 601 5518.

Getting charged with False Claims Act violation can prove extremely expensive to government contractors.  Getting the best federal criminal defense attorney on board should be done right away.

  • Have you made an honest mistake on your invoice?
  • Do you understand the process and how to protect your legal and constitutional rights?
  • Even at what appears to be a simple inquiry from the government, can eventually turn into a serious federal criminal issue. 
  • Companies without the proper legal advice or those not aware of their rights can be in serious trouble and risk facing serious False Claims Act penalties

The law offices of Watson & Associates, LLC provides high-level Federal False Claims defense lawyers for federal government contractors involved in Whistleblower law cases, White Collar Crime, and procurement fraud cases. As whistleblower attorneys, we understand that clients want to know their choices up front and to develop a plan of action that leaves room for developing an effective legal defense.

  • Develop a team that includes former federal prosecutors and government contract attorneys
  • Whether you are a small business or larger DOD government contract, we can develop a solid team to confront the government
  • Get help with False Claims Act defense that includes SBA programs and small business issues.

When assessing the penalty for violating the Federal False Claims Act, and without the proper legal advice, it is almost impossible to overcome the Department of Justice’s aggressive efforts to stop contractor allegations of defrauding the government. Getting help with subpoenas, duty of good faith and fair dealing and responding to the government’s request is essential to how a criminal case can end up.

Develop a high-level defense team: When federal contractors face criminal charges or suspension and debarment, we develop a defense team that includes former federal prosecutors and government contract attorneys. We address the serious issues that can potentially cripple the company or end up with jail time. Keeping our clients involved in the process is critical. We have federal criminal charges and defense attorneys on board, government contract lawyers that understand the substantive issues and a support staff that handles the necessary tools to get through the process.

With law offices in Washington, DC and Colorado, our Federal False Claims Act Lawyer provides high-level legal services by assembling a team of experienced federal criminal defense attorneys that understand the various steps in the process. See 31 USC 3729 –3733.  law firm helps clients to: 

  • Defend against the Agency’s mere accusation of a scheme
  • Overcome Agency failure to meet the burden of proof
  • Avoid pitfalls of using a FOIA request to prove your case
  • Renew your company’s reputation
  • Minimize the possibility of criminal False Claims Act penalties
  • Capture commonly overlooked contractor defenses to false claims charges.
  • Properly defend your case if due to properly exercised business judgment

FREE Initial Consultation. Call 1-866-601-5518.

Federal Whistleblower Attorney, False Claims Act Lawyer Services 

Our procurement and Whistleblower lawyer services include representation in:

Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes with Qui Tam defense cases, Call our Government Procurement Attorneys and False Claims Act Defense Lawyer for a FREE Initial Consultation. 1-866-601-5518.

What are the legal elements of the False Claims Statute?

  • Knowingly presenting (or causing to be presented) to the federal government a false or fraudulent claim for payment;
  • Knowingly using (or causing to be used) a false record or statement to get a claim paid by the federal government;
  • Conspiring with others to get a false or fraudulent claim paid by the federal government;
  •  Knowingly using (or causing to be used) a false record or statement to conceal, avoid, or decrease an obligation to pay money or transmit property to the federal government

What Are the Statutes Of Limitations for Filing a False Claims Act Whistleblower (FCA) / Qui Tam Lawsuit?

Under the FCA, an action must be filed within the later of the following two time periods:
Six years from the date of the violation of the Act; or
Three years after the government knows or should have k.

PENALTIES

Violators of the Federal False Claims Act are liable for three times the dollar amount that the government is defrauded and civil penalties of $5,000 to $10,000 for each claim. A plaintiff can receive between 15 and 30 percent of the total recovery from the defendant, whether through a favorable judgment or settlement. To be eligible to recover money under the Act, you must file a qui tam lawsuit. Informing the federal government is not enough to get a recovery. Plaintiff’s only recover money if the government recovers.

Additional False Claims Act and Qui Tam Lawsuit Information for Contractors

Get Your Free False Claims Act Checklist

Contact Our CO & DC Federal False Claims Act Lawyers & Qui Tam Defense Attorneys 

For help assessing the penalty for violating the Federal False Claims Act, contact us or call our Washington DC False Claims Whistleblower attorneys at 1-866-601-5518 or 202-827-9750 to schedule your free, confidential consultation to discuss a pending Qui Tam defense lawsuit today.