Nationwide Federal False Claims Act & Whistleblower Defense Lawyers
According to the Department of Justice obtained more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and violations of the Federal False Claims Act claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. In addition, Government contracts and federal procurement accounted for $1.1 billion in fraud settlements and judgments in fiscal year 2015.
Whether intentional or not, government contracting agencies pursue companies for fraud and criminal liability if there is evidence of intentionally defrauding the government. The Federal False Claims Act ( FCA) targets defendants for knowingly presenting, or causing to be presented, a false claim for payment or approval. As a government contractor, this can mean as little as submitting an invoice for payment, or some other action to gain a benefit from the government. We help federal contractors in all states.
At the law firm of Watson & Associates, LLC we provide you with an experienced False Claims Act attorney and whistleblower defense lawyers that provide aggressive defense to small and large businesses doing business with the federal government under 31 USC 3729 .
With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, our False Claims Act lawyers defend against the various criminal and civil allegations and nuances involved with federal procurement laws and regulations. We help with:
- Allegations of False Claims from the Contracting Officer
- False Claims investigations
- FCA invoice allegations
- Improper product submissions
- Small Business Programs
- Outside Counsel Legal Services
Call our law firm at 1-866-601-5518 for a FREE initial consultation.
What is an FCA Claim?
Government contracting situations can create liability under the federal False Claims Act. Liability attached when you (a) knowingly present (or causes to be presented) a false or fraudulent claim for payment to the contracting officer; (b) knowingly make, use, or cause to be made or use, a false record or statement material to a false or fraudulent claim; (c) conspire with third parties to commit a violation of the False Claims Act (d) knowingly make, uses, or cause to be made or used, a false record or statement to conceal, avoid, or decrease an obligation to pay money or transmit property to the Federal Government.
As a government contractor, there are a vast amount of situations that can implicate False Claims Act (FCA) violations. Besides traditional procurement and government projects, Healthcare False Claims violations tend be on the rise.
False Billing to the Government
Government contractors may sometimes submit inaccurate invoices to the contracting officer for payment. Certifying invoices means that you have done your due diligence and are certifying that your invoices are true and correct. Knowing that criminal and civil penalties can attach, contractors must be extremely sensitive to the fact that the contracting officer can initiate government investigations.
Subcontractor liability under the False Claims Act can create another problem. Prime contractors are no exempt from FCA violations of their subs. At Watson & Associates, LLC, our lawyers represent and defense contractors facing FCA action.
Call an experienced Federal False Claims Act defense lawyer for a Free Confidential Consultation. 1-866-601-5518.
Vast Government Procurement Experience
Clients: Our government contracting clients come from various industry groups. Whether you have submitted an incorrect invoice, charged with Medicare Fraud cases, submitted defective materials with an expectation to be paid, or failure to comply with Buy American Statute and export control regulations, our Colorado based and False Claims Act defense lawyers can help.
Filing a Federal False Claims ( FCA) Case: When your competition or someone else files a Qui Tam Case , the initial complaint must also be served with the government . The complaint also stays under the Court’s seal for at least 60 days.
This allows the government to investigate the allegations. Having the right defense or appeals lawyer on your team can help you look for clues and can better prepare you when the government has you under criminal investigation and scrutiny.
Help With Whistleblower & Fraud Defense Litigation Under 31 USC 3729
As Federal False Claims Act defense lawyers, we understand the significant impact of the Whistleblower Protection Statute when you are involved in combating high-profile government investigations. Our attorneys aim to provide sound direction and protect our client’s legal rights in such a critical phase.
- Learn about False Claim Act penalties under 31 USC 3729 and Contract Fraud Defenses
- Understand the rules about prime and subcontractor liability under the False Claims Statute.
Nationwide Federal Procurement Defense Services
Our federal False Claims Act and Whistleblower defense services cover government contractors in all states. The law firm assists federal small businesses and large DoD contractors in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Cities in which our Washington DC and CO False Claims and Whistleblower defense attorney assist federal government contractors include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.
Call a 31 USC 3729 Federal Whistleblowe Defense Lawyer
For immediate help with an immediate problem and to protect your company’s future, contact a government contract law and Federal False Claims Act lawyer and Whistleblower defense attorneys for legal advice or call 1-866-601-5518 or 202-827-9750. FREE CONSULTATION.