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Learn About the Federal Whistleblower Lawyers at Oberheiden P.C.

Lynette Byrd
Attorney Lynette Byrd
Whistleblower Team Lead
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Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Whistleblower Team
Former Secret Service (Digital Forensics Expert)
Brian Kuester
Attorney Brian Kuester
Whistleblower Attorney
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As a whistleblower, your choice of legal representation matters. Filing a federal whistleblower claim is a complex multi-step process, and preserving your rights as a whistleblower requires in-depth knowledge of the law and the procedural requirements for triggering the statutory protections that exist. At Oberheiden P.C., our lawyers have significant experience handling federal whistleblower cases both in private practice and on behalf of the federal government, and we rely on this experience to guide our clients confidently forward.

We handle all types of federal whistleblower claims on behalf of individuals and groups of individuals who have information about fraud, waste, and abuse. Whether you have information about securities or commodities fraud, pharmaceutical fraud (i.e., Medicare or Medicaid fraud), public corruption, or any other type of prohibited conduct, we can assist you with taking the steps necessary to qualify as a whistleblower. We can also file your complaint and deal with the federal government on your behalf throughout the process—from assisting with the government’s investigation to ensuring that you receive the whistleblower compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Meet Our Lawyers

Our whistleblower lawyers are located throughout the United States and come from diverse legal backgrounds. While some of our firm’s lawyers have spent their entire careers in private practice, many previously served as U.S. Attorneys, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and federal prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In this capacity, many of our lawyers oversaw investigations and prosecutions triggered by whistleblower complaints; and, as a result, they have intimate knowledge of all aspects of the whistleblower complaint process. Today, they use this knowledge to help our whistleblower clients come forward while securing the full protections (and financial compensation) that are available.

All of our federal whistleblower lawyers have senior-level experience, and you will work directly with our lawyers throughout your case. Meet the lawyers who will be helping you blow the whistle.

About Our Firm

Oberheiden P.C. is a federal litigation, compliance, and defense law firm that represents individuals and organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Founded by Dr. Nick Oberheiden in 2010, our firm has grown to consist of a nationwide network of senior-level attorneys and consultants, many of whom are former high-ranking federal prosecutors and agents. With our focus on complex white-collar federal matters, we are well-positioned to represent whistleblowers in cases involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and other federal agencies.

With our nationwide network of senior-level lawyers, we are able to efficiently represent whistleblowers in all 50 states. We represent federal employees, private-sector employees, and others. If you believe you have information that qualifies you as a whistleblower, we encourage you to get in touch to learn more about what our firm can offer.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Founder

Attorney-at-Law

Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney

Partner

Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

What to Expect As a Client

What can you expect if you choose our firm to represent you? As a whistleblower, it is important to know what to expect from your legal representation. Here is what you can expect when you engage the federal whistleblower lawyers at Oberheiden P.C.:

We Will Thoroughly Explain the Relevant Whistleblower Provisions

Securing protections and obtaining financial compensation as a whistleblower is not simply a matter of providing information to the government. Strict rules and requirements apply, and not all information rises to the level of significance needed to trigger the federal whistleblower protections. Our lawyers will thoroughly explain the relevant whistleblower provisions so that you have a clear understanding of where you stand and what additional steps (if any) are necessary to qualify as a whistleblower.

We Will Help You Make Informed Decisions About If, How, and When to Move Forward

Once we assess the information you have in your possession and all pertinent surrounding circumstances, we will help you make informed decisions about if, how, and when to move forward. As a whistleblower, you need to act strategically, and this requires highly skilled legal representation.

We Will Carefully Prepare Your Whistleblower Complaint

If it makes sense for you to move forward, we will carefully prepare your whistleblower complaint in compliance with all pertinent legal requirements. At this stage, we will also work quickly to ensure that we are able to submit your complaint as soon as possible, as you must be the first to notify the government of fraud, waste, or abuse in order to qualify as a whistleblower.

We Will Communicate with the Investigating Agency On Your Behalf

Once we file your whistleblower complaint, we will communicate with the investigating agency on your behalf. We will serve as your liaison, interfacing with federal agents and prosecutors as they work toward making their decision about whether to intervene. As your case progresses, we will continue to remain in close contact with the government to ensure that you remain protected.

We Will Protect Your Statutory Rights As a Whistleblower

Beyond interfacing with the government during your federal whistleblower case, we will also take any additional steps that are necessary to protect your statutory rights as a whistleblower. This includes taking legal action to protect you against retaliation as necessary, as well as ensuring that you receive the whistleblower compensation to which you are legally entitled.

What We Can and Cannot Guarantee

As a federal whistleblower law firm, there are both things we can and cannot guarantee. When engaging legal counsel as a whistleblower, it is important to have reasonable expectations, as this will allow you to make informed decisions about who you choose to represent you. With this in mind:

  • We can guarantee that we will represent you with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. We can also guarantee that you will work directly with our senior-level attorneys throughout your case. However, we cannot guarantee that the entity against which you are blowing the whistle will handle your case the same way.
  • We can guarantee that you will receive a clear and comprehensive explanation of your legal rights and obligations as a federal whistleblower. However, we cannot guarantee that any other entities will respect your rights, and it is ultimately up to you to ensure that you meet your obligations.
  • We can guarantee that we will handle your case efficiently and that we will work with you to file your whistleblower complaint as soon as possible. However, we cannot guarantee that this will be enough to ensure that you are the first to file if someone else has access to the same information.
  • We can guarantee that we will submit a whistleblower complaint that we believe is sufficient to trigger the federal whistleblower protections and convince the federal government to intervene. However, we cannot guarantee that the government will take any specific action (or any action at all) in response to the information you provide.
  • We can guarantee that we will work to recover any whistleblower compensation to which you are legally entitled. However, while securing this compensation is often a relatively straightforward process, we cannot guarantee that you will receive any compensation as a result of blowing the whistle.

FAQs: Working with the Federal Whistleblower Lawyers at Oberheiden P.C.

When Should I Hire a Federal Whistleblower Lawyer?

You should hire a federal whistleblower lawyer if you have information about fraud, waste, or abuse committed by a private party or government agency, officer, or employee. It is important to report this information promptly; and, while there are whistleblower protections available, you will need to work with a lawyer to ensure that you receive all of the benefits that the federal whistleblower statutes afford.

What Information Do I Need to Hire a Whistleblower Lawyer?

It isn’t always (or even often) easy to know if you have sufficient information to qualify as a whistleblower. With this in mind, if you have any information that you believe may implicate a company or governmental authority in any form of fraud, waste, or abuse, we recommend that you speak with a federal whistleblower lawyer promptly.

Is a Whistleblower Lawyer Required to Keep My Information Confidential?

Yes, when you hire a whistleblower lawyer, your lawyer is required to keep your information confidential unless and until you decide to come forward. At this stage, your lawyer must continue to maintain your confidences to the extent possible while also upholding all of the other duties imposed upon the legal profession.

What Will a Federal Whistleblower Lawyer Do for Me?

A federal whistleblower lawyer will do several things for you. This includes everything from determining whether you have enough information to file a whistleblower complaint to protecting your rights (including your right to compensation) as a federal whistleblower. Your lawyer will also deal with the government for you and take legal action to protect you if necessary.

Is It Worth Hiring a Federal Whistleblower Lawyer?

Yes, it is well worth hiring a federal whistleblower lawyer if you believe that you have information about fraud, waste, or abuse. At Oberheiden P.C., our lawyers rely on extensive experience both in private practice and inside of the federal government to help whistleblowers come forward while protecting their legal rights.


Contact Us for a Complimentary and Confidential Consultation

If you would like to know more about our firm’s federal whistleblower practice, we invite you to get in touch. To arrange a complimentary and confidential consultation at Oberheiden P.C., call 888-680-1745 or request an appointment online today.

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