Florida Whistleblower Attorney

Thinking About Blowing the Whistle? Contact Us to Speak with a Florida Whistleblower Attorney for Free and in Strict Confidence

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2250 Southwest 3rd Ave, 4th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
305-928-8505

If you are thinking about blowing the whistle, it is important that you speak with an attorney. You will want to be making informed decisions as you move forward; and, if you decide to blow the whistle, it will be important to have an experienced representative who can communicate effectively with the federal government on your behalf. Each Florida whistleblower attorney at our firm has extensive experience, and we can guide you through your next steps.

We represent whistleblowers at no out-of-pocket cost, and we maintain strict confidentiality—only disclosing our clients’ information to the government if they authorize us to do so. It is your decision whether to come forward; and, at the outset, our job is to help you decide whether you are prepared to serve as a federal whistleblower. If you are prepared, we will file your whistleblower complaint and communicate with the federal government as your representative. If you aren’t, you can simply move on with your life.

Lynette Byrd
Attorney Lynette Byrd
Florida Whistleblower Team Lead
Former DOJ Attorneyenvelope iconContact Lynette
Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Florida Whistleblower Team Leadenvelope iconContact Nick
Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Florida Whistleblower Team
Former Secret Service (Digital Forensics Expert)
Brian Kuester
Attorney Brian Kuester
Florida Whistleblower Team
Former U.S. Attorney and District Attorneyenvelope iconContact Brian

We Help Whistleblowers in Florida Report Wrongdoing to All Federal Agencies

Whistleblowers play an important role in the federal government’s fight against fraud, waste, and abuses of authority in the public and private sectors. Several federal agencies have whistleblower programs; and, if you have information about fraud, waste, or abuse, coming forward is unquestionably the right thing to do. Our whistleblower lawyers help current and former employees of public and private employers file complaints with agencies including:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) enforces banks, companies, and other institutions’ obligations under the Commodity Exchange Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and other federal statutes. These obligations exist to protect borrowers and investors, and violations of these obligations can leave U.S. citizens and residents facing substantial losses. We help whistleblowers in Florida file whistleblower complaints with the CFTC involving issues such as:

  • Foreign exchange market (Forex) trading scams
  • Fraud schemes involving commodities, futures, derivatives, and swaps (i.e., spoofing)
  • Manipulation of the commodity and futures markets (including abusive transactions)
  • Manipulation of LIBOR, ISDAFIX, or other benchmark rates
  • Off-exchange transactions

Department of Defense (DOD)

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) handles whistleblower claims involving fraud under federal defense contracts. If you work for a federal defense contractor or subcontractor (or if you used to work for one of these entities) and are aware of bid collusion, double-billing, or other wrongdoing, a Florida whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can help you expose the fraud and assist the DOD with protecting taxpayer funds.

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (DHHS OIG)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (DHHS OIG) handles whistleblower complaints involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud. It also handles complaints involving internal fraud, waste, and abuse at DHHS. We have particular experience in the health care sector, and we are intimately familiar with the billing and coding regulations with which healthcare providers must comply. Health care fraud is a costly problem in the United States, and it is a problem that whistleblowers can help DHHS OIG confront more effectively.

Department of Justice (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) handles whistleblower complaints under the False Claims Act and other federal whistleblower protection statutes. In addition to handling whistleblower complaints independently, it also works alongside other federal agencies to investigate and prosecute wrongdoing in many cases. Some examples of the types of whistleblower matters the DOJ handles include:

  • Abuses of authority within the federal government
  • CIA and NSA whistleblower cases
  • Federal violations that present substantial and specific risks to public safety or health
  • Gross mismanagement of federal contracts and grants
  • Gross waste of federal funds within the government

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and certain other products sold in the United States. However, as it simply does not have the resources to inspect and monitor all companies’ operations (both in the U.S. and abroad), it relies heavily on whistleblowers. If you believe that you have information that needs to be shared with the FDA, we encourage you to speak with a Florida whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Office works with whistleblowers to uncover all forms of tax evasion and tax fraud. As the tax gap continues to grow, the IRS is prioritizing enforcement, and it also relies heavily on whistleblowers to help it determine when an audit or criminal investigation is warranted. We help whistleblowers in Florida report forms of tax evasion and tax fraud including (but not limited to):

  • Income tax evasion and tax fraud
  • Employment tax evasion and tax fraud
  • Employee Retention Credit (ERC) fraud
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud
  • Offshore disclosure violations

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is responsible for protecting investors in the U.S. securities markets. It, too, relies heavily on whistleblowers, and it has one of the most active whistleblower programs within the federal government. We help whistleblowers in Florida report statutory and regulatory violations to the SEC including (but not limited to):

  • Brokerage and investment advisory fraud
  • Corporate accounting and disclosure violations
  • Cryptocurrency-related securities fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Securities market manipulation

5 Facts to Know if You Are Thinking About Blowing the Whistle in Florida

What do you need to know if you are thinking about blowing the whistle? Informed decision-making is key—both for protecting yourself and for ensuring that you do the right thing in light of the circumstances you have been dealt. With this in mind, here are five important facts for potential whistleblowers in Florida:

1. Blowing the Whistle is the Right Thing to Do

Federal whistleblower statutes exist for a reason. The DOJ and other federal agencies rely on whistleblowers to come forward, and those who come forward help the government protect consumers, investors, patients, and taxpayers.

2. Your Identity Will Be Protected

As a federal whistleblower, your identity will be protected. Our firm and the government will both maintain strict confidentiality, and you may be able to serve as a whistleblower anonymously if you choose. While federal agencies are required to disclose whistleblowers’ identities in certain circumstances, this is a very rare exception.

3. Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Financial Awards in Some (But Not All) Cases

Some federal agencies’ whistleblower programs include provisions for whistleblower awards. If you are entitled to compensation as a whistleblower, your Florida whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can help you collect your award from the government.

4. You Can Hire an Attorney at No Out-of-Pocket Cost

Our legal team represents whistleblowers in Florida at no out-of-pocket cost. If you have information about fraud, waste, or abuse, it is important that you come forward, and financial concerns should not prevent you from doing so.

5. Talking to an Experienced Florida Whistleblower Attorney is the First Step

If you are thinking about blowing the whistle, talking to an experienced Florida whistleblower attorney is the first step. Once you contact us, we will arrange for you to speak with one of our senior attorneys in strict confidence as soon as possible.

FAQs: Working with a Florida Whistleblower Attorney

Q: How much does it cost to hire a Florida whistleblower attorney?

Hiring a Florida whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C truly costs nothing out of pocket. Our legal fees, if any, will be paid out of your whistleblower compensation award if you receive one.

Q: Do I need an attorney to serve as a federal whistleblower?

While you don’t strictly need an attorney to serve as a federal whistleblower, hiring an attorney is strongly recommended. You need to ensure that you do everything necessary to secure whistleblower status, and working with an experienced Florida whistleblower attorney will allow you to assist the federal government to the fullest extent possible.

Q: What if I decide not to blow the whistle after my free consultation?

If you decide not to blow the whistle after your free consultation, that’s completely fine. You are under no obligation to come forward when you speak with a Florida whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

Q: How do I report fraud, waste, or abuse to the federal government in Florida?

The steps you need to take to blow the whistle depend on the agency you need to contact. For example, while some agencies accept online submissions, you need to contact others directly, and the IRS requires that whistleblowers file a form to start the process.

Q: How do I know if I qualify as a federal whistleblower?

The best way to determine if you qualify as a federal whistleblower is to speak with an experienced Florida whistleblower attorney. If you are thinking about coming forward, we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential consultation.


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)

Schedule a Free and Confidential Consultation with a Florida Whistleblower Attorney

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Florida whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C., please call 888-680-1745 or contact us online. We will arrange for you to speak with a senior attorney in confidence as soon as possible.

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