Whistleblower/Retaliation Defense

Whistleblower and retaliation allegations by employees can create high-stakes risks for a business. These claims can be alleged under numerous laws and may include qui tam actions under the False Claims Act. Companies and their employees can face civil and criminal investigations, proceedings, and government inquiries and hearings. Navigating this process requires a cohesive strategy at every stage in the process.

Our attorneys have tested experience in responding to claims, charges and investigations and can offer invaluable insights into effective negotiation with government officials. We are also skilled at helping companies employ preventive measures to avoid whistleblowing and retaliation claims, such as training top management and employees. Our practice areas include employment law, health care and government contracts — all of which can be the context for whistleblower allegations and related issues. When claims do arise, Taft’s civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense attorneys round out the legal team to defend your organization from what are sometimes bet-the-company claims. 

Taft is prepared to advise clients at any phase of whistleblowing, qui tam and retaliation matters — from prevention to investigations to defense.

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