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New Jersey Whistleblower Attorney

Experienced Legal Representation for Federal Whistleblowers in New Jersey

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

Our attorneys represent individuals who need to blow the whistle on fraud and other legal violations in the public and private sectors. If you have information that you believe may qualify you as a whistleblower, a New Jersey whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can help you make an informed decision about whether to come forward.

New Jersey address – by appointment only:
89 Market St 4th Floor Suite 400
Newark, NJ 07102
973-447-3540

We represent current and former employees of private companies, publicly traded companies, government offices and agencies, and other organizations. This includes employees of defense contractors, health care providers, the National Security Administration (NSA), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), among many other entities. Regardless of where you work (or used to work), and regardless of the information you have in your possession, if you need to speak with a whistleblower lawyer we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

What to Know About Blowing the Whistle in New Jersey

If you think you may qualify as a whistleblower and are considering coming forward, it will be important for you to make informed decisions. While federal laws provide strong protections for whistleblowers, you need to ensure that you qualify for these protections, and you need to be prepared to communicate with the federal government effectively.

With this in mind, here are some key pieces of information for potential whistleblowers in New Jersey:

1. You Must (Generally) Be the First to Come Forward

In most cases, to qualify as a federal whistleblower, you must be the first person to come forward with the information that you have in your possession. While there are exceptions in some cases, acting promptly is also important for other reasons. As a result, if you are thinking about blowing the whistle, we strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

2. The Information You Provide Must Be Sufficient to Warrant Further Investigation

To qualify as a whistleblower, you do not need to have evidence that conclusively proves a violation of federal law. In fact, you don’t even have to be correct in your belief that a violation has been committed. As long as the information you have is sufficient to warrant further investigation (and you provide the information in a timely manner), you should be eligible for the federal whistleblower protections.

3. The Government Will Protect Your Identity (As Long As You Do)

The federal government relies heavily on whistleblowers to help it uncover fraud and other statutory violations; and, as a result, it is committed to protecting whistleblowers’ identities. Some whistleblowers can remain anonymous; and, even if you disclose your identity to the federal government, your identity will remain confidential in almost all circumstances.

Of course, the government can only protect your identity if you protect it, too. With this in mind, you should not discuss your information with anyone except your New Jersey whistleblower attorney, and you should not post anything on social media that could be used to identify you as a whistleblower.

4. Employers Cannot Legally Retaliate Against Whistleblowers

Even if your employer is able to discern your identity, it will be prohibited from retaliating against you. The federal whistleblower protection laws prohibit all forms of retaliation, and employers that retaliate in violation of the law can be held liable for damages and other remedies. It is unlikely that your employer will retaliate against you (as it most likely won’t be able to identify you as the whistleblower); but, if it does, your New Jersey whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. will be able to take all necessary legal action on your behalf.

5. You Can Hire a New Jersey Whistleblower Attorney at No Out-of-Pocket Cost

While coming forward can be intimidating, you do not have to do it on your own. You can hire a New Jersey whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. to represent you at no out-of-pocket cost. We do not charge our whistleblower clients any costs or fees during our representation—and our compensation, if any, will be paid out of your whistleblower award if you receive one.

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)

Are You Prepared to Serve As a Federal Whistleblower?

So, are you prepared to serve as a federal whistleblower? If your answer is, “Yes,” or if you think your answer might be, “Yes,” we encourage you to speak with a New Jersey whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. It costs nothing, and we will keep your identity and all information you share with us strictly confidential. When you meet with one of our attorneys, you are under no pressure to come forward, and the purpose of this meeting is to help you make an informed decision about your next steps—whatever they may be.

We represent individuals in New Jersey who need to blow the whistle on all types of federal violations. This includes (but is by no means limited to) the following:

  • Abuse of authority and corruption by federal personnel
  • Defense contract fraud
  • Dodd-Frank Act violations
  • Food, drug, and cosmetic testing and marketing fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) violations
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax evasion and tax fraud
  • TRICARE fraud
  • Wrongdoing by the NSA or CIA

If you commit to serving as a whistleblower, one of the first questions you will need to answer is where to file your whistleblower complaint. Several federal agencies have whistleblower programs, and contacting the correct agency will help ensure that your complaint is processed through the appropriate channels. Our attorneys can determine where you need to file your whistleblower complaint, and we can prepare and file your complaint on your behalf. We handle federal whistleblower cases involving 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)

When you are aware of wrongdoing, coming forward is unquestionably the right thing to do. But, it is also important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself. Our attorneys are here to help, and we can arrange for you to meet with a New Jersey whistleblower attorney in confidence at a time that is convenient for you.

FAQs: Working with a New Jersey Whistleblower Attorney

Q: What does a New Jersey whistleblower attorney do?

A New Jersey whistleblower attorney’s role is to help you make informed decisions; and, if you choose to come forward, to communicate with the federal government on your behalf. Your attorney will also work with the government to protect your identity; and, if you become eligible for whistleblower compensation, your attorney will assist with securing your award from the government. Your attorney will also be there to advise you and answer your questions every step of the way. At Oberheiden P.C., our attorneys remain in close contact with our whistleblower clients throughout the process to ensure that they have all of the information they need.

Q: Will my New Jersey whistleblower attorney protect my identity?

Yes, your New Jersey whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. will protect your identity. Your attorney will not disclose your name to anyone—including anyone at the federal government—unless you authorize us to do so. The federal government will also protect your identity if you choose to come forward, as it is required to do so by law except in very limited (and unlikely) circumstances.

Q: Do I need a whistleblower attorney to file a complaint with the federal government?

While you don’t strictly need a whistleblower attorney to file a complaint with the federal government, it is strongly in your best interests to seek experienced legal representation. As we’ve discussed, there are several important ways that an experienced New Jersey whistleblower attorney can help you. As we’ve also discussed, hiring a whistleblower attorney costs nothing out-of-pocket, so there is no reason not to engage experienced counsel to advise you.

Q: When are federal whistleblowers eligible to receive compensation awards?

Federal whistleblowers are eligible to receive compensation awards in some cases. Our attorneys can assess your eligibility; and, if you become entitled to an award, we can work with the government to secure the award on your behalf.

Q: How do I blow the whistle on my employer in New Jersey?

The steps involved in blowing the whistle on your employer depend on where you work and the type of wrongdoing that you need to report to the federal government. Other factors come into play as well. Our attorneys can explain everything you need to know; and, if you choose to come forward, we will represent you throughout the process.


Schedule a Free and Confidential Consultation with a New Jersey Whistleblower Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

Do you need to know more about serving as a federal whistleblower in New Jersey? If so, we encourage you to schedule a free and confidential consultation at Oberheiden P.C. To speak with a senior whistleblower attorney in confidence as soon as possible, please call 888-680-1745 or tell us how we can reach you online today.

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