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False Claims Proceedings and Qui Tam Actions Vedder Service

One of the key risks in contracting with the federal government is being subject to allegations of fraud, brought either by the U.S. Government or by qui-tam relators, often referred to as whistleblowers. These investigations/actions can have severe adverse consequences for the companies and employees targeted—ranging from treble damages and significant penalties to the potential for suspension or debarment. Our attorneys have significant experience in investigating potential false claims and representing clients during government investigations and in federal courts when allegations of fraud and wrongdoing have been made by the U.S. Government or qui-tam relators.