NYC Whistleblower Attorney

Work with an Experienced NYC Whistleblower Attorney to Report Fraud or Other Wrongdoing to the Federal Government

New York City address – by appointment only:
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-970-9468

Whistleblowers play an important role in protecting investors, patients, consumers, and U.S. taxpayers at large. While the federal government has substantial resources at its disposal, it still relies heavily on whistleblowers to help it uncover all forms of fraud, waste, and abuse of authority within the public and private sectors. If you have information about fraud or other wrongdoing in New York, speaking with an experienced NYC whistleblower attorney is the first step toward coming forward.

At Oberheiden P.C., we have extensive experience representing public and private-sector whistleblowers. Several of our whistleblower lawyers are also former federal prosecutors who have prior experience investigating and prosecuting whistleblower complaints on behalf of the federal government. As a result, we have an intimate understanding of the federal whistleblower process, and we can use our knowledge and insights to help you make informed decisions—and communicate effectively with the government on your behalf should you decide to blow the whistle.

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

Types of Federal Whistleblower Complaints We Handle

We handle all types of federal whistleblower complaints, working with individuals in the private sector as well as current and former employees of the federal government. Each NYC whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C., has senior-level experience, and you will work closely with your attorney in all aspects of your representation. Some examples of the types of federal whistleblower matters our attorneys handle include:

  • Abuse of Authority and Corruption Within the Federal Government – We help federal employees and contractors expose all forms of abuse of authority and corruption within the government. This includes bribery, collusion, nepotism, and other acts prohibited under federal law.
  • Federal Contract Fraud – We help employees of contractors and subcontractors expose fraud under federal contracts. This includes federal defense contracts, among many others. If you are aware of federal contract fraud in New York, we encourage you to contact an NYC whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C.
  • Federal Grant Fraud – We also represent individuals who need to report fraud under federal grants. Unfortunately, federal grant fraud is a pervasive issue that negatively impacts nearly all sectors.
  • Dodd-Frank Act Violations – The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted to protect investors and borrowers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. However, violations remain commonplace, and whistleblowers play an important role in holding companies and financial institutions accountable.
  • Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Testing and Marketing Fraud – Violations of the laws that are in place to prevent dangerous foods, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics from entering the market present substantial risks. As a result, exposing these violations is essential for protecting patients and consumers from unnecessary harm.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE Fraud – Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE fraud cost taxpayers billions of dollars annually. They can also present risks for patients. We help current and former employees of all types of health care providers report billing and coding violations to the federal government.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Violations – Similar to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) is intended to help preserve transparency and confidence in the U.S. financial markets. Also similar to the Dodd-Frank Act, SOX is regularly ignored. We help current and former employees of publicly-traded companies report accounting, recordkeeping, and other SOX violations in order to protect investors.
  • Securities Fraud – Along with SOX violations, many other forms of securities fraud present risks for investors as well. We encourage you to speak with an NYC whistleblower attorney if you have information about any form of fraud on Wall Street—from insider trading to conflicts of interest and other forms of broker fraud.
  • Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud – We help current and former employees report all forms of tax evasion and tax fraud. If you have information about underreporting, offshore disclosure violations, fraudulent claims (i.e., ERC or PPP claims), or any other potential federal tax law violations, our attorneys can help you come forward if warranted.
  • Wrongdoing by the NSA or CIA – We also represent current and former NSA and CIA employees who need to report violations of U.S. citizens’ privacy rights and other serious violations of federal law. If you are a current or former NSA or CIA employee and need to speak with an NYC whistleblower attorney, we can arrange for you to speak with a member of our legal team in strict confidence.

Federal Agencies that Accept Whistleblower Complaints

Several federal agencies have whistleblower programs. When you need to blow the whistle on fraud, waste, or abuse, it is essential that you contact the appropriate agency based on the information you have in your possession. We can help you work with federal agencies including (but not limited to):

  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – The CFTC handles whistleblower complaints under the Commodity Exchange Act and Dodd-Frank Act, among others.
  • Department of Defense (DOD) – The DOD handles whistleblower complaints involving bidding collusion, improper billing, and other forms of federal defense contract fraud.
  • Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (DHHS OIG) – The DHHS OIG handles whistleblower complaints involving Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE fraud as well as complaints involving internal misconduct.
  • Department of Justice (DOJ) – The DOJ handles a wide range of whistleblower complaints under the False Claims Act and other federal laws. With former DOJ prosecutors on our legal team, we are intimately familiar with the DOJ’s whistleblower complaint procedures and investigative processes.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – The FDA handles whistleblower complaints involving food, drug, medical device, and cosmetic testing violations and marketing fraud.
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – The IRS holds primary responsibility for investigating whistleblower complaints involving tax evasion and tax fraud.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – The SEC handles whistleblower complaints under SOX and other federal securities laws, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

These are just examples of the types of federal whistleblower cases we handle. If you believe that you may need to disclose any form of wrongdoing to any federal office or agency, we strongly encourage you to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an NYC whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

FAQs: Hiring an NYC Whistleblower Attorney to Help You Blow the Whistle

Q: Will an NYC whistleblower attorney keep my identity confidential?

Yes, when you work with an NYC whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C., our firm will fully protect your identity. We will not disclose your identity to anyone under any circumstances, and we will only contact the federal government on your behalf if you authorize us to do so. If you choose not to file a whistleblower complaint after speaking with an attorney, we will continue to maintain your identity and any other information you share in strict confidence.

Q: Can I file a whistleblower complaint with the federal government anonymously?

Whistleblowers can report fraud, waste, and abuses of authority to the federal government anonymously in some cases. Whether you can remain anonymous depends, in part, on the agency that you need to contact. Our attorneys can determine if you are able to remain anonymous; and, if so, we can fully protect your identity while communicating with the federal government on your behalf.

Q: How much does it cost to hire an NYC whistleblower attorney?

We do not charge our whistleblower clients any out-of-pocket fees or costs. Instead, we represent whistleblowers on a contingency-fee basis, which means that our legal fees, if any, are calculated as a percentage of your whistleblower award if you receive one from the government.

Q: Can I get fired for blowing the whistle with the government?

If you qualify as a federal whistleblower, you cannot legally be fired for blowing the whistle. This is true in both the public and private sectors. More than likely, your employer will not be able to identify you as the whistleblower. But, if it does identify you and illegally retaliates against you (which is very unlikely), you will be entitled to clear remedies under federal law.

Q: What is the process for filing a federal whistleblower complaint in New York City?

The process for filing a federal whistleblower complaint in New York City depends on the federal agency you need to contact. As part of the process of evaluating your complaint, we will determine which agency you will need to contact if you choose to move forward. If you choose to move forward, our attorneys will handle the process on your behalf while protecting your identity and keeping you informed every step of the way.


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 an NYC Whistleblower Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

If you would like to speak with an NYC whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C., we encourage you to contact us promptly. We will arrange for you to speak with one of our senior attorneys in confidence as soon as possible. Your initial consultation is completely free, and you are under no obligation to move forward if you decide not to blow the whistle. To schedule an appointment, please call 888-680-1745 or contact us confidentially online today.

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