West Palm Beach Whistleblower Attorney
Experienced Whistleblower Attorneys Representing Private-Sector and Government Employees in West Palm Beach
Federal whistleblower laws provide strong protections for individuals who choose to come forward. If you have information about fraud, waste, or abuse in the public or private sector, coming forward is the right thing to do, and an experienced West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney can help ensure that you receive the full protections that are available.
700 S Rosemary Square Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
At Oberheiden P.C., we represent whistleblowers in West Palm Beach, throughout Florida, and nationwide. Not only do we have extensive experience working with governmental authorities on behalf of our clients, but several of our lawyers used to work at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). As a result, we have an intimate understanding of how the federal government handles whistleblower cases, and we are able to leverage our experience to help our whistleblower clients expose wrongdoing that has caused harm to investors, patients, taxpayers, or the public at large.
Types of Whistleblower Cases We Handle
We represent whistleblowers who need to expose all forms of fraud, waste, and abuse. We represent current and former employees in the public and private sectors, from employees of healthcare providers and defense contractors to civil servants employed by the DOJ, Small Business Administration (SBA), and U.S. Marshals Office and members of the military. The following is just a sampling of the types of whistleblower cases we handle:
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulates the futures, options, and swaps markets in the United States. Through its Whistleblower Program, the CFTC works with citizens to expose violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and a multitude of other federal laws and regulations.
CIA and NSA Whistleblowers
We represent current and former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Administration (NSA) who need to blow the whistle on privacy violations and other forms of governmental overreach and misconduct. If you need to come forward, we can arrange for you to speak with a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney in complete confidence.
Defense Contract Whistleblowers
Fraud under federal defense contracts costs U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars per year. We help whistleblowers in West Palm Beach expose procurement collusion, double billing, substitution of inferior materials, and all other forms of fraud.
Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. It remains a key piece of federal legislation today, and violations of the Dodd-Frank Act can cause substantial harm to consumers while exposing companies and financial institutions to substantial liability.
False Claims Act Whistleblowers
The False Claims Act (FCA) provides protections (and, in some cases, financial compensation) to individuals who report fraud, waste, and abuse under federal contracts, grants, and programs. It is one of the broadest whistleblower statutes we have, and many whistleblower complaints will need to be filed in accordance with the requirements of the FCA.
Federal Employee Whistleblowers
Federal employees who are aware of bribery, abuses of authority, nepotism, and other forms of corruption can—and should—come forward. If you work for the federal government (or used to work for the federal government) and need to file a complaint, a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can help.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates whistleblower complaints alleging violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other laws falling within its enforcement jurisdiction. This includes complaints of misleading the FDA and misleading consumers, among others.
Health Care Fraud Whistleblowers
Health care fraud also costs taxpayers billions of dollars per year. We help current and former employees in the public and private sectors file whistleblower complaints with the federal government for:
- Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare Fraud – Overbilling, unbundling, upcoding, and other types of billing violations under Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare.
- Pharmaceutical Fraud – Improperly billing Medicaid and other payors for patients’ prescriptions, violating federal prescription control laws, and dispensing medications without physician-issued scripts.
- HHS Violations – Internal and external violations of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laws and regulations, including fraud and abuse of authority.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is another federal agency that maintains an independent whistleblower program. We help whistleblowers report all forms of tax evasion and tax fraud, including income tax evasion, employment tax fraud, offshore disclosure violations, and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud.
SEC and SOX Whistleblowers
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigates whistleblower complaints under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and other federal laws that are in place to protect investors. This includes complaints alleging corporate accounting violations, recordkeeping violations, fraudulent public filings, and fraud in brokerage and investment advisory services.
What To Expect When You Speak with a Whistleblower Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.
If you are thinking about serving as a federal whistleblower, it is important to know what you can expect from your legal representation. Here is what you can expect when you speak with a whistleblower lawyer at Oberheiden P.C.:
- We Will Protect Your Identity – Under no circumstances will we disclose your identity to anyone without your express authorization. Even when they come forward, whistleblowers are able to remain anonymous in many cases.
- We Will Hold Everything You Tell Us in Strict Confidence – We will also keep all information that you share with us strictly confidential, and we will only contact the government if you authorize us to do so.
- We Will Help You Decide Whether to Blow the Whistle – We will help you make an informed decision about whether to come forward with a whistleblower complaint. You are under no obligation to come forward if you choose not to do so.
- We Will Communicate with the Government on Your Behalf – If you decide to come forward, our attorneys will prepare your whistleblower complaint and communicate with the government on your behalf.
- We Will Not Charge You for Our Representation – We generally represent whistleblowers on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay anything out of pocket for our legal representation.
FAQs: Working with a West Palm Beach Whistleblower Attorney
Q: How do I blow the whistle with the federal government?
The steps involved in blowing the whistle with the federal government vary depending on the agency you need to contact and the federal laws that apply to the fraud, waste, or abuse that you need to report. If you do not satisfy the procedural requirements for officially submitting a whistleblower complaint, you may not receive the statutory protections that are available. With this in mind, we strongly recommend working with a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney from the outset of the process.
Q: How can a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney help me?
If you need to report wrongdoing to the federal government, there are several ways a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney can help you. For example, when we represent whistleblowers, we help our clients make an informed decision about whether to come forward; and, if they choose to come forward, we work with the appropriate federal agency on their behalf. We also ensure that our clients’ identities remain protected; and, when our clients are entitled to whistleblower awards, we work to collect their awards for them.
Q: How much will a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney charge?
We do not charge whistleblowers any costs or fees out-of-pocket. As a result, it costs nothing to hire a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. to represent you. If your whistleblower complaint results in a financial recovery by the government, our legal fees will typically be calculated as a percentage of your whistleblower award.
Q: Will I be able to stay anonymous if I blow the whistle?
Federal whistleblowers can remain anonymous in many cases. However, even if you are required to disclose your identity to the government, you are still entitled to have your identity held in strict confidence. The federal government takes its whistleblower protections very seriously, and our attorneys can work with the federal agents and prosecutors handling your complaint to help ensure that your identity remains protected.
Q: What if I’m not sure whether I should file a whistleblower complaint with the government?
If you’re not sure whether you should file a whistleblower complaint with the government, you should still speak with a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney. Most of the individuals who contact us aren’t sure whether they are prepared to blow the whistle. They have questions, and they want to ensure that they are making informed decisions. It costs nothing to get the legal advice you need to move forward with confidence, and you will be under no pressure whatsoever to come forward.
Speak with a West Palm Beach Whistleblower Attorney in Confidence
If you have questions about blowing the whistle with the federal government, we invite you to get in touch. We will arrange for you to speak with a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney at Oberheiden P.C. in confidence as soon as possible. To get started, please call 888-680-1745 or contact us confidentially online today. Description Tag: Do you need to blow the whistle on fraud, waste, or abuse? Contact Oberheiden P.C. to speak with a West Palm Beach whistleblower attorney in confidence today.