Mehri & Skalet’s team of whistleblower lawyers focuses on cases involving fraud against the government pursuant to the qui tam provisions of Federal and State False Claims Acts; investigates and presents whistleblower disclosures to the SEC, CFTC, and IRS whistleblower offices, to DOT through the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, and to DOJ through the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA); and defends whistleblowers in retaliation and wrongful termination cases. The Whistleblower Rights Practice also represents whistleblowers in pre-termination and/or pre-lawsuit negotiations.
Our robust team has been at the forefront of shaping whistleblower law and policy for decades. Partner Richard Condit, who was previously Senior Counsel at the Government Accountability Project, has over 30 years of experience providing whistleblower protection. Partner Cleveland Lawrence III has over 20 years of experience working on whistleblower cases and issues, and previously served as Co-Executive Director of whistleblower organizations Taxpayers Against Fraud and its sister organization, TAF Education Fund.
You may be protected if you are in a covered industry or are a protected government employee. The government has strengthened the False Claims Act to better enable whistleblowers to help it recover payments and other losses induced by fraud; enacted the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes Oxley Acts to prevent corruption in corporate disclosures and in the banking and investment industries; and has provided protections to good faith whistleblowing by government and private sector employees in more than 18 other laws covering everything from food safety to public transportation.
If you’ve already made a disclosure to your employer or a regulatory agency, we can help protect you. If you haven’t made a disclosure, we can create a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals.