From Philadelphia, our whistleblower attorneys represent clients both locally and across the world reporting False Claims Act violations to the Department of Justice, Dodd-Frank whistleblowers reporting violations of federal securities laws to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), auto whistleblowers reporting defective vehicles and delayed recalls to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and tax evasion to the Internal Revenue Service under section 7623(b).
We regularly evaluate evidence of possible violations of the law brought to us by insiders and industry experts concerning suspected health care fraud (plus potential violations of the anti-kickback statute), customs fraud, mortgage fraud, securities & commodities fraud, and tax evasion for possible cases under the U.S. whistleblower laws. With the adoption of the new auto whistleblower law, we look forward to helping employees in the auto industry bring forth evidence of misconduct as well.
Learn more about our whistleblower practice:
OUR PAST SUCCESS
FALSE CLAIMS ACT
Our attorneys have helped whistleblowers successfully report fraud to the U.S. Government through the False Claims Act, including cases covering both health care fraud and customs fraud.
We have a number of ongoing cases as well. We represent the relator(s) in an intervened case against Novartis as well as declined cases against Pfizer and Teva.
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Eric Young represented the first individual to receive an award under the mandatory tax whistleblower program created pursuant to Section 7623(b). His representation of the individual was widely covered in the media. Eric subsequently served as an expert witness in the litigation concerning the largest IRS award and now represents a number of other tax whistleblowers with claims.
RECENT CASE COVERAGE
- U.S. Seeks Records of 80,000 Novartis ‘Sham’ Events for Doctors – Bloomberg, March 26, 2016
- ‘Sham’ Programs? Novartis Must Face a Kickback Lawsuit,
Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2014
- Reuters Can’t Escape Fired Whistleblower Lawsuit,
Law360.com, October 25, 2013
- United States Sues Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. For Allegedly Paying Multi-Million Dollar Kickbacks To Doctors In Exchange For Prescribing Its Drugs,
DOJ Press Release, April 26, 2013
- Denver Health Medical Center To Pay $6,300,000 To Settle Allegations Relating To Overbilling Medicare and Medicaid
The United States Attorney’s Office District of Colorado, January 5, 2012
- IRS Awards $4.5M to Whistleblower
Fox News, April 08, 2011
OTHER PRESS MENTIONS
Our attorneys are frequently interviewed and quoted by reporters on whistleblower law. We also contribute articles to major publications. Here are a few:
- TAS Calls for Earlier Start for Whistleblower Proceedings, Tax Analysts, January 7, 2016
- More FCPA whistleblower tips in 2015, but fewer tips overall from abroad, FCPA Blog, November 18, 2015
- VW reinforces need for auto whistleblower law, The Hill, September 29, 2015
- Blowing the Whistle on Tax Cheats, Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2015
- SEC fines KBR Over Anti-Whistleblowers Rules, Think Advisor, April 1, 2015
- SEC urges court to hold that anti-retaliation protection extends to internal whistleblowers, IAWatch, January 15, 2015
- Start Snitching: Senate Whistleblower Bill Would Reward Automaker Employee Tips on Safety Violations, Car and Driver Blog, December 1, 2014
- Number of Indians turning whistle-blowers in US on the rise, The Economic Times, November 21, 2014
- Enhanced Protection Against Retaliation Necessary for Whistleblowers, Forbes, August 4, 2014
- Roundtable Favors Changes to Ethics Code for Accountants to Allow Reporting of Illegal Acts, Accounting Today, July 10, 2014
- 3 Largest Whistle-Blower Payments in False Claims Act Cases in 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review – May 20, 2014
- Tipsters Get Few Payments in IRS Program, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 30, 2014
We call Philadelphia home. We cheer the Phillies and Eagles. We watch the fireworks over the Art Museum on July 4th. And we inexplicably get stuck in traffic on the Schuylkill on Sundays. We want to improve our community and view our efforts to fight fraud in Pennsylvania and defend our neighbors from retaliation as an important component of our whistleblower practice.
Philadelphia serves as an excellent base of operations for our whistleblower firm. From our office in Center City, McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt can represent local, national and even international clients with whistleblower claims before the IRS, SEC and other government agencies. We are able to help local whistleblowers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware report health care fraud when they discover it. When individuals need help reporting financial fraud in New York City or government fraud in Washington, D.C., we are able to represent them as well. If you live in the area and need a whistleblower attorney, we encourage you to discuss your situation with one of the attorneys at the McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt. Call us at 1-800-590-4116 when you would like a free, confidential evaluation of your case.
Foreign employees and businesses with ties to companies based in the United States or publicly traded on a U.S. exchange are increasingly blowing the whistle on misconduct happening abroad when it implicates a law enforced by the U.S. Government. If you have evidence of a violation of U.S. law happening overseas, we welcome you to contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Overseas conduct is regulated by the United States in a number of different ways. Violations of the the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering (AML) violations, FATCA reporting of overseas income and assets could all be potential subjects of a whistleblower tip. Poor drug quality from manufacturing plants , fraudulent statements on customs forms, misleading “made in the USA” labels on products sold to the U.S. Government and offshore tax evasion are some additional ways that overseas conduct might violate a U.S. law.
Were You Fired Because You Blew the Whistle?
The law protects many individuals from retaliation but too many employers refuse to obey it. Our team of trial attorneys is prepared to litigate your retaliation claim against your employer, while our whistleblower attorneys make sure that the government knows the company has been breaking the laws. Learn more on the pros and cons of becoming a whistleblower.
You may be protected by:
- False Claims Act
- Various State and Local Laws
There are limitations on the length of time that you have to file a retaliation lawsuit. Don’t delay.
CONTACT US AT ANY POINT IN THE PROCESS
AT THE ONSET
We will advise individuals who contact us after discovering fraud on how best to proceed. From reporting internally within the corporation.
AFTER CORPORATE INACTION
Unfortunately, corporations ignore employee reports of violations all too frequently.
If you’ve been fired, you need to move quickly to protect your right to bring a retaliation lawsuit.
AFTER GOVERNMENT INACTION
The government has limited resources and tips often aren’t as persuasive as they need to be to attract the attention of the government.