Las Vegas Whistleblower Attorney

Do You Need to Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse? Discuss Your Options with a Las Vegas Whistleblower Attorney

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

Fraud, waste, and abuses of authority are pervasive in both the public and private sectors. Company executives, government officials, and others routinely engage in conduct that violates the law and causes harm to taxpayers, consumers, and the U.S. public at large. Reporting these types of violations is important; and, if you are thinking about coming forward, a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can help.

Las Vegas address – by appointment only:
5940 S. Rainbow Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-213-9490

We represent federal whistleblowers in Las Vegas and nationwide. The lawyers on our whistleblower team, who include several former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors, U.S. Attorneys, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, have extensive experience handling federal whistleblower complaints both in private practice and on behalf of the federal government. As a result, we are intimately familiar with the federal whistleblower process, and we can use this familiarity to help you make informed decisions while working with the government efficiently on your behalf.

Federal Whistleblower Cases We Handle

Our whistleblower lawyers represent individuals who need to blow the whistle with all federal agencies. Determining which agency you need to contact is one of the first steps toward filing a whistleblower complaint, and this isn’t necessarily a straightforward process. We can help; and, if you meet the relevant agency’s whistleblower qualifications (and choose to come forward), we can prepare and file your whistleblower complaint. Once we file, we will remain in close contact with you as we work with the relevant agency on your behalf—keeping you fully informed and involving you in the process as necessary.

Within our federal whistleblower practice, we handle complaints filed with federal 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)

Each of these agencies has its own whistleblower program—and its own unique set of whistleblower rules and regulations. When you choose to work with a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C., you can feel confident knowing that your attorney is intimately familiar with the rules and regulations that you need to follow in order to secure whistleblower protection while helping the government take action against costly fraud, waste, or abuse.

10 Important Facts About Blowing the Whistle in Las Vegas

As a potential whistleblower, it is important to ensure that you are making informed decisions. With this in mind, here are 10 key facts you should know:

1. Blowing the Whistle is Important

Whistleblowers play an important role in the federal government’s fight against fraud, waste, and abuses of authority. The federal agencies listed above rely on whistleblowers to help them determine when law enforcement action may be necessary.

2. You Don’t Need to Have Conclusive Proof of Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

As a whistleblower, you don’t need to have conclusive proof of fraud, waste, or abuse. If the information that you have in your possession is sufficient to warrant further inquiry by the federal government, you can—and should—come forward.

3. It’s Okay if You Are Wrong

Just as you don’t need conclusive proof, you don’t need to be 100% certain that a violation of federal law has been committed. As a federal whistleblower, it is okay to be wrong—and you are still entitled to protection. With that said, before you file a complaint, our attorneys can determine whether coming forward is warranted.

4. You Are Entitled to Confidentiality as a Whistleblower

Federal whistleblowers are entitled to confidentiality, and they can remain anonymous in some cases. This confidentiality is a hallmark of all of the federal whistleblower statutes. As long as you do not publicly disclose your identity, the fact that you are a whistleblower should remain unknown.

5. Your Attorney and the Government Will Protect Your Identity

Your Las Vegas whistleblower attorney will protect your identity. So will the federal government. Your attorney will not disclose your identity without your express authorization; and, under the federal whistleblower statutes, there are only very limited (and unlikely) circumstances in which disclosure by the government is authorized or required.

6. You Must Be the First to Come Forward (in Most Cases)

Under most federal whistleblower statutes, you must be the first person to come forward with the information that you have in your possession in order to qualify for protection. There are several other important reasons to come forward promptly as well.

7. Federal Law Prohibits Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

While it is highly unlikely that your employer will discern your identity, if it does so, it will be prohibited from taking adverse employment action against you. In addition to providing for confidentiality, the federal whistleblower statutes prohibit all forms of retaliation against whistleblowers.

8. Federal Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Financial Awards in Some Cases

Federal whistleblowers are entitled to financial awards in some cases. The False Claims Act and some other federal whistleblower statutes provide for compensation awards when a whistleblower’s complaint leads to a financial recovery for taxpayers.

9. You Must Meet Certain Requirements to Qualify as a Whistleblower

While the federal whistleblower statutes provide broad protections (and the right to financial compensation in some cases), you must meet certain requirements to qualify as a whistleblower. Our attorneys can ensure that you qualify before you come forward.

10. You Can Hire a Las Vegas Whistleblower Attorney at No Out-of-Pocket Cost

Working with an experienced attorney is important, and you can hire a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney to represent you at no out-of-pocket cost. At Oberheiden P.C., we represent all of our whistleblower clients on contingency. Our legal fees, if any, will be calculated as a percentage of your whistleblower compensation award if you receive one.

While these are some of the most important facts you need to know when you are thinking about blowing the whistle in Las Vegas, this is far from all of the information you need. Getting personalized legal advice is important; and, if you are thinking about blowing the whistle, we strongly encourage you to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney.

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)

FAQs: Hiring an Attorney to Help You Blow the Whistle on Fraud, Waste, or Abuse of Authority in Las Vegas

Q: When should I contact a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney?

You should contact a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney if you are aware of a potential violation of federal law. This could be anything from overbilling the federal government under Medicare or a defense contract to an abuse of authority within a federal office or agency. It is important that individuals who have this type of information come forward, and an attorney will be able to help you decide whether to blow the whistle.

Q: How important is it to hire an attorney as a federal whistleblower?

Working with an attorney is extremely important for federal whistleblowers. You must meet specific requirements to secure protection as a whistleblower, and these requirements can vary depending on your individual circumstances. Your attorney will also be able to communicate effectively with the federal government on your behalf and help you make informed decisions throughout the process.

Q: Can I avoid disclosing my identity to the government by working with a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney?

It is possible to serve as an anonymous whistleblower in some cases. Some federal agencies allow whistleblowers to remain anonymous, while others do not. If remaining anonymous is an option, your Las Vegas whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can fully protect your identity. If you must disclose your identity to the government, both your attorney and the government will work to ensure that no one else learns who blew the whistle.

Q: What information do I need before I contact a whistleblower attorney?

You do not need any specific type or amount of information before you contact a whistleblower attorney. If you believe that you may have information about any form of fraud, waste, or abuse affecting a government contract, government program (i.e., Medicare or Medicaid), or a government agency, we encourage you to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Las Vegas whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

Q: What if I don’t want to come forward after speaking with a whistleblower attorney?

Whether you decide to serve as a federal whistleblower is entirely up to you. When you meet with an attorney at Oberheiden P.C., you are under no obligation to come forward. We will give you the information you need to determine your next steps, and then you will be able to make this determination based on what you think is best.


Request a Free Initial Consultation with a Las Vegas Whistleblower Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

Do you need to know more about serving as a federal whistleblower in Las Vegas? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly. To speak with a senior Las Vegas whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. in confidence as soon as possible, please call 702-213-9490 or request a free consultation online now.

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