New Jersey Business Attorneys Litigate Whistleblower Claims
Skilled employment lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state lawsuits throughout South Jersey
Whistleblowers are employees who report fraud, corruption or other illegal activity in an organization. Federal and state laws, such as the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), protect employees from retaliation for reporting or complaining about fraudulent or criminal activity. If you are involved in whistleblower litigation, the attorneys at Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C., with offices in Linwood, Pitman and Marlton, can provide robust representation to protect your rights. With experience on both sides of whistleblower cases, we have developed a comprehensive understanding of the various issues and the stakes for all participants, which helps us resolve disputes favorably for our clients.
Representing parties in qui tam lawsuits under the False Claims Act
Under the federal False Claims Act, a private citizen with knowledge of fraud against the government can initiate a lawsuit and share in the recovery of damages. These cases — known as qui tam lawsuits brought on behalf of the government — often involve fraud in defense contracts, or fraudulent billing of Medicare and Medicaid. Our experienced attorneys know how to build a compelling qui tam case and how to defend companies and individuals facing allegations of wrongdoing. Whichever side of the case you are on, we can assemble the evidence to present the facts of your transactions in the best possible light.
Securities fraud allegations under Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 include provisions protecting whistleblowers from retaliation for reporting instances of illegal actions such as:
- Stock price manipulation
- Fraudulent or unregistered sale of securities
- Insider trading
- False or misleading statements
- Failure to file required reports with the SEC
- Theft or misappropriation of funds or securities
- Bribery of foreign officials
We assist whistleblowers in obtaining substantial recoveries in cases alleging retaliation. Our attorneys know how to present evidence in a manner most favorable to your case. If you are a company facing retaliation claims, we will provide robust representation that protects your interests.
Skilled representation on both sides of retaliation lawsuits
Although federal and state laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation, not all acts of discipline in the workplace are prohibited or can form the basis of a damages claim. Our firm offers effective representation to plaintiff employees and defendant employers. Our investigative skill enables us to develop compelling arguments based on the totality of the circumstances. Whether you need us to prove or rebut allegations of retaliation, we are prepared to take decisive steps to protect your rights.
Contact an established attorney for whistleblower lawsuit representation in New Jersey
Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C. provides quality litigation services for plaintiffs and defendants in whistleblower lawsuits. Our effective litigation services benefit clients throughout New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, call us at 609-601-8677 or contact us online.