Los Angeles Qui Tam Government Contract Fraud Attorney
Call Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC for Committed Support when Reporting Contract Fraud
Located in Los Angeles, Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC represent employees in qui tam legal actions brought against companies throughout the country who engage in fraudulent practices involving a municipal, state, or federal government contract, or commit other acts of fraud or corruption against a government entity. Additionally, local governments signing contracts to supply services for country or state government entities are subject to federal qui tam laws just the same as private businesses and corporations.
We know how difficult it can be to come forward in these situations, and many clients worry about being able to afford a good lawyer. Our qui tam government contract fraud lawyers in Los Angeles typically represent clients in these cases (as well as whistleblower cases) on a contingency-fee-only basis. This strategy means that we only get paid when we win the lawsuit, and our clients do not pay attorneys' fees unless we win monetary damages.
What Is a Qui Tam Lawsuit?
Any person or persons aware of fraud or corruption related to the fulfillment of a government contract by a private business or publicly held corporation may file a qui tam claim. Qui tam whistleblower laws protect individuals and groups of workers seeking to report their private, corporate, or government employer for committing fraud or corruption on a government contract. Many different forms of qui tam law protect employees, agents, and even contractors from reprisal or retaliation.
The most important set of laws include the:
- Federal False Claims Act: protects whistleblowers when reporting government fraud
- Dodd-Frank Act: protects whistleblowers when reporting misconduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act: protects whistleblowers when reporting violations of bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, and securities fraud
Whistleblowers may be entitled to a substantial portion of the recovered funds under special provisions of the False Claims Act. These special provisions make it easier for ordinary taxpayers to hire reputable whistleblower attorneys, like ours, at Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC. The idea of rewarding the whistleblower by sharing a portion of the collected proceeds is the fundamental underlying principle of this critical legislation. The U.S. government wants to make it worthwhile for citizens to report these types of fraudulent activities and is willing to provide a financial reward for citizens' efforts to stop fraud against the government.
Examples of Fraud Against the Government
Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC has worked with many clients over the years who have witnessed many different forms of fraud, abuses, neglect, and misconduct involving multiple government agencies. If you believe that you might have inside information regarding a possible qui tam claim, we encourage you to contact our qui tam government contract fraud attorneys in Los Angeles as soon as possible for a free consultation.
We have handled a wide range of qui tam claims, including:
- Medicaid and Medicare fraud
- Defense contractor fraud
- Securities shareholder, commodities, and futures fraud
- Federal, state, and local contractor fraud
- Bank fraud
- IRS fraud
Other examples of fraud or corruption that may result in a qui tam whistleblower claim include job training and education contracts, social and human services, road maintenance and construction contracts, sewer and water contracts, and municipal parks and recreation contracts.
We Offer Whistleblower Clients a Safe Space
If you are an employee of either a private business or the local government and are ready to blow the whistle on your employer's fraud or corruption, we are here to protect your rights. Our team of Los Angeles qui tam government contract fraud lawyers has experience representing individuals with personal knowledge of fraudulent or corrupt activities. We will help you determine if you have a case, what your legal options are, and what your best course of action is. Our goal is to provide every client with the type of legal advocacy that helps them feel confident and supported. We are passionate litigators, and we never back down from a fight.
Schedule a free consultation with our Los Angeles qui tam government contract fraud attorneys, call (213) 292-5444.
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