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I Received a DOJ, U.S. Attorney, or FBI Target Letter… Now What?

Call the Federal Defense Law Firm and Former Justice Department Prosecutors of Oberheiden P.C. Today: Free & Confidential There are two ways to look at an FBI target letter The obvious way is to see the seriousness of its message; after all, Federal Bureau of Investigation target letters essentially announce...

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DOJ To Launch New Whistleblower Reward Program in 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that it plans to launch a new whistleblower reward program in 2024. The pilot program, which does not yet have a definitive start date, is intended to supplement the DOJ’s existing whistleblower reward program under the False Claims Act (FCA), while placing...

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How to Win a Medicare Appeal

If you own or operate a medical practice or other business in the healthcare industry and have questions about Medicare appeals, you are not alone. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), about 10% of all Medicare fee-for-service claims are denied, and about 3%...

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To Speak or Not to Speak: Employee Perspectives on Whistleblowing [2024 Survey]

We recently surveyed 3,000 employees to ask a hypothetical question: "Would you put your career on the line, facing possible legal consequences, to call out malpractice in your organization?" The state by state breakdown is illustrated below: Created by Federal-Lawyer • Viewlarger version Key Findings: Split Opinion on Whistleblowing: 50% of employees...

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What Defense Contractors Need to Know About the New DFARS Rules

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has finally proposed rules for updating its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program from its current Defense Acquisition Regulatory Supplement (DFARS) state, over two years after announcing its intention to do so. The new proposed rules, which are in comment period until February 26, 2024,...

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Whistleblower Movies

Whistleblower movies have been popular for decades. While not all whistleblower cases have the level of intrigue required to underlie a Hollywood script—and while most whistleblower cases are confidential—some truly are stranger than fiction. Of course, Hollywood screenwriters take liberties as well; and, when you add big-name actors like Julia...

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Theranos Whistleblowers

The story of Theranos and its once-billionaire founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is well-known. Holmes rose to fame seemingly overnight as the enigmatic CEO of Theranos, a company that claimed to have developed a breakthrough medical technology (called "Edison") that allowed for comprehensive blood testing with a single finger prick. Holmes' trial...

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Update: Recent Whistleblower Examples

Whistleblowers help the federal government preserve and recover taxpayer funds while protecting investors, consumers, and the U.S. public at large from the consequences of corporate and governmental misconduct. While the federal government has substantial resources at its disposal, it cannot uncover all cases of fraud and misconduct on its own—and...

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10 Famous Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers play an important role in the federal government's efforts to protect taxpayer funds and preserve the sanctity of our governmental institutions and financial markets. While many whistleblowers choose to remain anonymous, some come forward publicly. There have been several famous whistleblowers in United States history—including some who changed the...

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2024 Emerging Threats Webinar

You Are Invited to a Webinar on Corporate Protection, Cybersecurity, and AI Litigation with: SECRETARY MIKE POMPEOFormer United States Secretary of State and CIA Director HON. JOHN RATCLIFFE6th U.S. Director of National Intelligence HON. TREY GOWDYFormer Member of Congress and Chairman Thursday, March 14th, 2024 SIGN UP HERE: * indicates...

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