The False Claims Act, also called the “Lincoln Law,” imposes liability on persons and companies (typically federal contractors) who defraud governmental programs. It is the federal government’s primary tool in combating fraud against itself. The law allows people who are not affiliated with the government, called “whistleblowers,” to file actions on behalf of the government. Claims under the law have typically involved health care, military, or other government spending programs, and dominate the list of largest pharmaceutical settlements. The government has recovered more than $62 billion under the False Claims Act between 1987 and 2019.
Neal & Harwell represents whistleblowers who uncover fraud on the government in a wide range of False Claims Act cases, including medicare and healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, and many other false claims. As nationally recognized trial lawyers, Neal & Harwell has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of both whistleblowers and the government. We are currently litigating many false claims now, but because many of our cases remain under seal during investigation that includes the U.S. Department of Justice or state governments, we cannot publicly list most of our current False Claims Act and qui tam cases.