Houston Whistleblower Attorney
With Offices in Houston, Our Attorneys Represent Whistleblowers Throughout Texas and Nationwide
If you have information about fraud or any other form of wrongdoing in the public or private sector, coming forward is unquestionably the right thing to do. The federal government relies on whistleblowers to help it hold companies and individuals accountable, and whistleblowers are entitled to strong protections under federal law. A Houston whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can determine if you qualify; and, if you do, your attorney can communicate with the federal government on your behalf.
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Several federal agencies accept whistleblower complaints from civil servants and members of the public. At Oberheiden P.C., we assist whistleblowers with submitting information to agencies including (but not limited to):
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (DHHS OIG)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Regardless of where you need to report the information that you have in your possession, there are specific procedures you need to follow in order to secure protected whistleblower status. Our whistleblower lawyers, many of whom used to handle whistleblower complaints at the DOJ, can help you do everything necessary to help the government while protecting your personal interests as well.
Common Examples of Whistleblower Claims
Whistleblowers can report all forms of fraud, waste, and abuse of authority to the federal government. No matter what information you need to share with the government, our attorneys can help, and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Some examples of the types of federal whistleblower matters we handle include:
We represent federal employees, employees of federal contractors, and other individuals who need to report abuses of authority and public corruption by federal personnel. The Whistleblower Protection Act prohibits retaliation against federal employees and employees of many federal contractors.
Defense Contract Fraud
Procurement collusion, billing the government for services provided to other clients, and other forms of fraud under federal defense contracts cost taxpayers billions of dollars per year. If you need to report defense contract fraud, your first step is to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney.
Dodd-Frank Act Violations
Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 to protect consumers from fraud, overreach, and other abusive practices by financial institutions and Wall Street firms. Violations of the Dodd-Frank Act remain common, and the CFTC and DOJ rely on whistleblowers to help them determine when enforcement action is warranted.
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Testing and Marketing Fraud
The FDA investigates violations of the testing requirements and marketing restrictions that apply to food, drug, and cosmetic products. It also investigates violations of the federal standards for laboratory cleanliness and quality control. These violations often present substantial risks to consumers, so coming forward is extremely important.
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
Medicare and Medicaid fraud also cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. If you work for (or used to work for) a company or health care provider that has overbilled one of these programs, a Houston whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can assist you with reporting the fraud to the DHHS OIG.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Violations
Similar to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was enacted as a means of consumer and investor protection. Also similar to the Dodd-Frank Act, violations of SOX are extremely common. The SEC handles whistleblower complaints under SOX, and SOX whistleblowers will be entitled to compensation awards in many cases.
Along with SOX violations, the SEC also investigates other types of whistleblower complaints involving securities fraud. This includes everything from ERISA violations and other forms of fraud perpetrated by publicly-traded companies to fraudulent investment advisory and brokerage practices.
Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud
The IRS’s Whistleblower Office investigates whistleblower complaints alleging all forms of tax evasion and tax fraud. This includes both domestic and offshore tax violations, and the IRS’s enforcement priorities range from exposing abusive tax avoidance schemes to uncovering fraud under the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
TRICARE fraud is another significant source of taxpayer losses. If you work for a health care provider that bills TRICARE and you have any reason to suspect that it may be overbilling the federal government, we strongly encourage you to speak with a Houston whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. promptly.
Wrongdoing By the NSA or CIA
We also represent whistleblowers who need to report privacy violations and other forms of wrongdoing by the National Security Administration (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). If you work for (or used to work for) one of these agencies, we can arrange for you to meet with one of our attorneys in complete confidence.
Again, these are just examples. We represent all types of whistleblowers, and we encourage you to speak with a Houston whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. regardless of the information that you need to share with the federal government.
What You Should Expect from Your Houston Whistleblower Attorney
When hiring an attorney to help you blow the whistle, it is important to know what you can expect from your legal representation. Here is what you can expect when you choose to work with a Houston whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C.:
- Confidential Representation – We will hold your identity and information in strict confidence. We will not share any of your information with the federal government unless you expressly authorize us to do so.
- One-on-One Legal Advice – Your Houston whistleblower attorney will provide one-on-one legal advice that is custom-tailored to your individual circumstances.
- Communication with the Government on Your Behalf – If you choose to blow the whistle after speaking with your attorney, your attorney will prepare your complaint and communicate with the government on your behalf.
- Accessibility and Regular Communication – You will be able to get in touch with us when you need to, and your attorney will be in regular communication with you throughout our representation.
No Out-of-Pocket Fees or Costs – We will not charge you any out-of-pocket fees or costs. Our compensation, if any, will be calculated as a percentage of your whistleblower compensation award if you receive one.
Speak with a Houston Whistleblower Attorney at Oberheiden P.C. in Confidence
To speak with a senior Houston whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C., please contact us today. Your attorney will help you make informed decisions about your next steps at no cost and in complete confidence. For a free, no-obligation consultation, please call 713-597-3388 or tell us how we can reach you online. If you contact us online, you can tell us when you would like to be contacted, or an attorney will reach out to you as soon as possible.