The amount of a whistleblower reward depends on how much money the government recovers as a result of the whistleblower lawsuit. A whistleblower who files a successful claim is paid a reward that equals between 15% and 25% of the amount recovered by the government if the government joined in the case prior to settlement or trial. If the government does not join in the case, and the whistleblower and his or her attorney pursue it on their own, the whistleblower can receive up to 30% of the total amount recovered. Qualified whistleblowers who are represented by experienced attorneys can receive substantial monetary rewards, sometimes many millions of dollars, for a successful claim.

The amount of a whistleblower reward is also impacted by the type of fraud that is reported, the amount of work that the whistleblower and his or her attorney have performed to assist the government in recovering the money, the whistleblower’s involvement in the fraud (if any), and whether the government joined in the lawsuit before it was resolved.

In cases brought under the False Claims Act, the government can recover three times the amount of the fraud plus fines and penalties. In cases involving healthcare billing fraud or government contract fraud, the government often recovers hundreds of millions of dollars, occasionally even a billion dollars or more.

Our whistleblower attorneys have successfully represented clients in whistleblower matters across the United States. Our firm has offices in Atlanta GA, Alexandria VA, and Washington DC, and we frequently travel to other federal courts to help whistleblowers recover rewards.

In this video, Page Pate explains the process of filing a whistleblower lawsuit, and what factors influence the amount of a whistleblower reward in a successful case.

Our experienced whistleblower attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to review possible whistleblower claims and determine if they may result in significant whistleblower compensation. We will help you determine if the case is worth pursuing by giving you an accurate assessment of the claim’s value in terms of potential damages that the government might recover. We know how to back up these claims with the evidence necessary to convince the government to join the lawsuit and to award the whistleblower the maximum reward under the law.

If you think you have information that proves a company may be defrauding the federal government — by charging more for their services than they should, not complying with their contracts, or otherwise falsifying invoices to the government — give us a call today. Our experienced lawyers do not charge to consult with you about your suspicions and we can talk you through what to do next. Our calls are completely free and totally confidential.

Keep in mind — it’s important that you take action on your information sooner rather than later. Awards under the False Claims Act are generally available only to the first whistleblower to report the fraud and file the necessary lawsuit.

“I am still thanking God every day for Page Pate and Jess Johnson and their belief in me”  

Page Pate and his partner Jess Johnson are top notch! Both are brilliant attorneys with incredible integrity. Page represented me in a successful 5 year long Whistleblower False Claims Act Case. Despite his busy schedule and prestigious reputation as one of the best Federal Trial Lawyers in the US, Page was unbelievably polite, respectful and took the time to listen, explain the process in its entirety and answer any questions. Page saw the potential of my case where the others didn’t. He and Jess worked very long hours preparing the claim, researching, making phone calls and attending meetings with me to assist the DOJ. I am still thanking God every day for Page Pate and Jess Johnson and their belief in me and their ability to make a $25M case out of what other expert Qui Tam attorneys saw as impossible.

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