At Vogel, Slade & Goldstein, the only thing as important as holding accountable those who defraud the American taxpayer is protecting our whistleblower clients and rewarding them for their courage. As former U.S. Department of Justice fraud trial attorneys, VSG’s qui tam attorneys have pursued over one hundred False Claims Act cases and are nationally recognized leaders in winning rewards for their clients.
“It’s rare when one is rewarded so richly for doing the right thing,” said Mark Campbell.
“My biggest concern about coming forward was that no one would believe me,” said Michael Lindley.
“Tens of thousands of people were charged for alleged overpayments that occurred when they were children,” said Mary Grice.
As reported in a study of over 4,000 qui tam cases, VSG lawyers have the highest success rate nationwide for achieving monetary awards for their whistleblower clients — as well as the highest success rate in persuading the United States to join their clients’ qui tam lawsuits.
In a December 19, 2019, letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Department of Justice has provided detailed information on its expanding use of its authority under the False Claims Act to dismiss cases brought by qui tam relators in which it has declined to intervene. On January 10, 2018, Mike Granston, Director of…
VSG Partner Shelley R. Slade and author Tom Mueller October 6, 2019. Journalist Tom Mueller, author of the New York Times bestseller on the olive oil industry, Extra Virginity, has just released the definitive book on whistleblowing in America: Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud. While Mr. Mueller profiles government informants as…
August 28, 2019. Last week Luke Hillier, the former CEO of Virginia-based defense contractor ADS Tactical, Inc. (“ADS”) agreed to pay $20 million to settle False Claims Act (FCA) allegations that he steered ADS to fraudulently procure small business, set-aside contracts for which ADS was ineligible. ADS allegedly secretly controlled and struck deals with small…
It is critical – but difficult — to assess the potential rewards and risks of bringing a case under the False Claims Act. The experienced qui tam attorneys at VSG can help you to understand the law and your options. All communications about your case and potential legal representation are confidential, whether or not you decide to retain VSG as counsel.
Robert L. Vogel
“Fighting fraud depends on the willingness of citizens to stand up and report wrongdoing…”
Shelley R. Slade
“I enjoy the investigative process, and more generally, the search for truth…”
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