Whistleblower Award Practice

Is Your Maryland or Virginia Employer or Healthcare Provider Cheating the Government?

Federal, Maryland, and Virginia Whistleblower Laws Pay Cash Rewards

Corrupt Maryland and Virginia companies pocket millions of valuable taxpayer dollars by defrauding taxpayer-funded programs like Medicare or Medicaid, and Defense Department contracting, engaging in billing and contract schemes for their own profit, and the harm of our nation and states.

Maryland and Virginia whistleblowers can help

Hard-working Maryland and Virginia citizens are taking a stand against corporate corruption, deceit and lack of accountability. But – Maryland and Virginia whistleblowers – working with experienced fraud lawyers – can report dishonest employers who are placing Federal, Maryland and Virginia tax dollars and citizens at risk. Federal, Maryland and Virginia False Claims laws can provide millions of dollars in cash bounties through whistleblower awards to bookkeepers, accountants, pharmacists, physicians, bankers, consultants, sales reps, executives and other professionals with valuable non-public information that leads to government recovery.

These False Claims laws also provide money damages for whistleblowers who experience employer retaliation after reporting suspected fraud.

Maryland or Virginia fraud can arise out of a number of activities, from simple billing “errors” to sophisticated and complex schemes involving numerous business entities. Any fraudulent act committed against a government-funded program (or to evade paying taxes) can result in a cash whistleblower bounty, including but not limited to:

  • Accounting fraud
  • Bribery
  • Failure to report overpayments
  • False certifications
  • Fraudulent billing
  • Identity theft
  • Insider trading
  • Illegal kickbacks
  • Licensing fraud
  • Medicare billing schemes
  • Medicaid scams
  • Mislabeling of drugs
  • Misrepresentations in contract biddings
  • Failure to provide specified services or goods under a contract with the government.

To collect a Federal, Maryland or Virginia whistleblower award and be eligible for legal job and retaliation protections, whistleblowers (“qui-tam relators”) must be the first to report suspected fraud and must follow the claims process carefully. This is why, you need an experienced Maryland and Virginia whistleblower attorney. Contact us so we can help.

Our Maryland and Virginia Whistleblower Lawyers Will Maximize Whistleblower Cash Awards

Whistleblower attorney David P. Weber directs Goodwin Weber PLLC’s fraud and whistleblower practice. Weber has served as whistleblower counsel in cases involving millions of dollars in fraud in the DC metro area, including reports to the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the federal courts. 

In addition to being an attorney licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York, Weber is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a registered Private Investigator in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also the former Academic Director of Fraud Programs at the University of Maryland, and a current faculty member at the University of Maryland Global Campus.  He is a world-recognized fraud expert, frequently referenced in news stories.

Attorney Richard J. Link, of counsel to Goodwin Weber PLLC, is an attorney licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, who has more than twenty years of experience assisting clients in defensive and affirmative investigations, including cases where millions of dollars in fraud in Maryland and Virginia have been at issue.

If you feel your Maryland or Virginia employer, healthcare provider, or other business is committing fraud against the government for profit, the Maryland and Virginia whistleblower lawsuit team at Goodwin Weber PLLC can maximize your potential cash whistleblower reward and help you collect damages for employer retaliation.

Call us today for an immediate, free consultation. This can help you check your eligibility for a cash whistleblower award.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103.  For faster response, use our electronic contact page here. 

Federal, Maryland and Virginia False Claims laws allow for payment to whistleblowers of substantial money rewards – between 10% and 30% of the total government recovery arising from successful verdict or settlement. Each false or fraudulent claim submitted to the government for payment is included in determining the total government recovery amount, meaning whistleblower rewards can range in the hundreds of thousands to potentially millions of dollars.

Several variables are included in a court’s determination of total whistleblower cash award amounts, including:

  • The whistleblower’s first-to-report status
  • The timeliness of report that first blows the whistle
  • Observance of proper reporting procedures
  • Total false or fraudulent claims involved
  • Damages sustained by the government programs at issue
  • Whistleblowers’ contribution to investigation
  • Degree of whistleblower misconduct in the fraud
  • The degree of the original, non-public nature of the reported information

The Goodwin Weber PLLC team of whistleblower attorneys will examine each aspect of your individual case to ensure your whistleblower lawsuit secures the highest cash award possible.

Whether you work in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia – the Goodwin Weber PLLC team will ensure your whistleblower claim is solid from the very start.

Speak with a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower lawyer today. There is no obligation to pursue your report and your calls are completely confidential – as we are acting as your attorneys.

Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103, or use our contact form for the quickest response.

Maryland and Virginia Whistleblowers Are Rewarded For Original-Source Information on Fraud

Federal, Maryland and Virginia False Claims laws provide citizens with massive cash whistleblower awards and legal protection from employer retaliation when their original-source information on fraud leads to government recovery. Whistleblowers seeking to put a stop to corporate fraud and increase accountability can report non-public inside knowledge of:

  • State and Federal tax fraud
  • Misrepresentation in government contracts
  • Pharmaceutical fraud
  • Medicare fraud
  • Maryland and Virginia Medicaid fraud
  • Illegal kickbacks
  • Securities law violations

Though a majority of whistleblowers are company employees or ex-employees who have access to the inside policies and procedures of the business, no such connection is required to file a whistleblower claim. Whistleblowers frequently file claims against contractors, competitor companies, accountants and other outsiders. The only requirement is that the whistleblower supplies original, non-public information – knowledge that the government does not know – but for the whistleblower’s report.

The Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower team – and GWPLLC associated firms – have deep experience in representing whistleblowers reporting:

  • Bank fraud
  • IRS schemes
  • SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) violations
  • Federal, Maryland and Virginia government contract fraud
  • Defense contractor fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Pharmaceutical fraud

If you have original information regarding fraud against the government, you must be first-to-file a whistleblower claim to secure your eligibility for a cash award. Act now and solidify your role as whistleblower. Contact a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower attorney immediately for a confidential, no-cost case evaluation.

Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103.

Federal Laws Protect Against Employer Retaliation

Employer retaliation is a major reason many would-be whistleblowers hesitate to report knowledge of fraud. Fortunately, Federal laws provide protection for whistleblowers against angry employers who choose to fire, demote, suspend, threaten, harass or otherwise discriminate against an employee who reports or plans to report misconduct. Whistleblowers may file a claim for retaliation damages even when they have only reported the suspected fraud to an internal supervisor. Employees who are retaliated against in response to disclosing information are entitled to relief necessary to “make the employee whole,” including:

  • Job reinstatement
  • Back pay
  • Attorneys’ fees and costs
  • Other relevant damages

If you have been fired, demoted or harassed by your employer for reporting suspected fraud, you may have substantial rights to be free from retaliation under federal whistleblower laws.

Finally – don’t delay your report! Statutes of limitations apply in filing for whistleblower awards, or for damages resulting from employer retaliation. Contact a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower attorney immediately for a confidential, no-cost case evaluation.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103.

Remember – Timing is Critical! Statutes of Limitations and First-To-File Requirements Apply. Statute of limitations laws require that whistleblower lawsuits be filed within specified time periods from the misconduct. Also critical is that the False Claims Act ‘first-to-file’ rule bars the filing of multiple claims based on the same information. This means, though several people may be aware of misconduct, only the first to file a whistleblower claim is eligible for a cash award. (But multiple individuals may come together to file a joint claim and share in the cash whistleblower award.)

If you are considering blowing the whistle on your Maryland or Virginia employer, healthcare provider, or other company, it is critical that you consult with a whistleblower lawyer the moment you suspect misconduct. Contact a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower attorney immediately for a confidential, no-cost case evaluation.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103. You may also use our contact form on our website www.goodwinweberlaw.com.

David P. Weber

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