The False Claims Act has seen exponential growth since it was expanded in 1986, and it has become an incredibly effective enforcement tool with billions of dollars in judgments each year. Whistleblowers in qui tam suits are incentivized by significant bounties, and the financial penalties under the Act (up to $11,000 for each false claim and treble the government’s damages) can literally destroy a company.
Jackson Kelly has a unique combination of government contracts and white-collar defense experience that enables it to defend False Claims Act matters effectively and efficiently. Jackson Kelly attorneys seek to work with government attorneys to address and resolve issues before they become the subject of litigation. If litigation does occur, however, Jackson Kelly attorneys are experienced advocates who are not afraid to go to court.
Represented a DoD research and development contractor in extensive false claims investigation alleging mischarging.
Represented a telecommunications provider in massive investigation alleging numerous False Claims Act charges.
Represented a HUBZone and 8(a) contractor in a Department of Justice/Small Business Administration False Claims Act investigation alleging violations of the small business programs.
Represented an addiction-counseling provider accused of alleged false billings to the Bureau of Prisons.
Represented a hospital for alleged False Claims Act violations in connection with Medicare reimbursements.
Represented small business manufacturer in responding to grand jury subpoena.
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