Are you an attorney looking to refer out a whistleblower case? Let’s talk. We have the experience and deep resources to do right by you and your client.
You want a firm you can be confident will give your referral the attention and care they deserve. Our firm is led by former U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, so you can be sure the client will be in trusted hands. And this may not be your last case that brings us together: we believe in long-term referral relationships that benefit all parties.
Who: Attorneys looking to refer out or co-counsel
What: Qui tam cases of all kinds
Where: Across the country and internationally
Why: To capitalize on the formidable experience and abundant resources of our dedicated whistleblower firm
When: At any point in the whistleblower process
Qui tam cases we handle
We have decades of combined experience on whistleblower claims and issues involving:
- Nursing home fraud
- Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) or other government loan fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Medicaid/Medicare fraud
- Upcoding fraud
- Defense contractor fraud
- Public works fraud
- Research and development fraud
- Grant fraud
- Construction fraud
- Set-Aside fraud
- Banking and mortgage fraud
- Disaster relief fraud
- General Services Administration fraud
- IT fraud
- Oil and gas fraud
- Education fraud
- International fraud
- IRS fraud
- Vehicle safety fraud (NHTSA whistleblower)
- Pharmaceutical fraud
- Telecommunications fraud
- Renewable energy fraud
“Bill Nettles is extremely effective as an advocate for his clients. You will be glad you brought your qui tam case to Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys.” 1 — Bert Louthian, Louthian Law Firm, P. A.
Why choose Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys?
Recognizing a good qui tam claim can be difficult even for attorneys. But we are led by former U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, who revitalized South Carolina’s efforts to crack down on companies defrauding the government. During his tenure, South Carolina rose to 4th in the country for whistleblower recoveries.1
First on the government side and now in private practice, Bill has amassed a staggering amount of experience and leads a team with a formidable track record of success. We’ve represented dozens of whistleblowers, with tens of millions of dollars in total settlements since 2016.1,4
Here are some of our qui tam results:1, 4
Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup agreed to this settlement. The whistleblower received $18 million.
Two cardiovascular testing labs agreed to pay $48.5 million to settle claims of paying kickbacks and conducting unnecessary testing.
Respironics Inc., paid to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks in the form of free call center services.
Amgen Inc., a biotechnology company, paid to resolve claims that they paid kickbacks and encouraged off-label usage.
Doctors Care settled allegations that they had submitted false claims for urgent care visits to programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Whistleblowers were awarded $5.4 million.
Judgment against the Lacy School of Cosmetology for submitting false claims regarding student loans and grants.
Settlement with CVS pharmacy in one of the first False Claims Act settlements involving Medicare’s Part D.
A moving company that allegedly overcharged by increasing the weights of shipments. The whistleblowers received $1.25 million.
A long-term care pharmacy settled allegations that they received kickbacks for switching Medicaid recipients from a competitor drug.
Avoid conflicts: We never defend corporations. Firms that work both sides of whistleblower cases are often conflicted out of accepting your relator referral — not us.
Well-equipped: Even the most skilled solo practitioners may not have the resources necessary to represent a relator. These cases often require so much more than just alerting the government to fraud.
Government experience: Most attorneys have never worked a qui tam case to conclusion. We have two attorneys on our team that managed government qui tam units.
Big case? Partner with a big firm
With whistleblower cases, you want to get the government interested in the whistleblower’s information. And we know what makes a case that the government could be interested in taking on.
But the government can only take on a fraction of the whistleblower cases vying for their attention. Even if the government declines the case, we have the knowledge and resources to pursue the claim without their involvement when appropriate. Successful claims without the government’s involvement can mean a bigger share of the recovery.
We have the experience, skills, and resources to take on a whistleblower case of any scale, complexity, and sensitivity. We also pride ourselves on working closely with referring firms. Or if you prefer, we will take the laboring oar and keep you updated on case progress and developments throughout.
Awards we’ve won
For standards of inclusion for awards listed, visit bestlawyers.com, thenationaltriallawyers.org, superlawyers.com, farrin.com/business-nc-power-list, and millondollaradvocates.com. National Trial Lawyers Top 100 designation is for 2022. Regarding the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, we do not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately. Firm award is for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Attorney awards are for attorneys with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.
Contact the Carolina
If you’re wondering if it’s a good idea to speak with a whistleblower lawyer about what you know, let us set the record straight.
- Corporate ethics hotlines can be risky and may lead to termination. If you’ve already done this, call us immediately.
- Your coworkers could be aware of the fraud – or complicit in it – and you should not talk to them about it.
- The first claim to be filed under the False Claims Act can proceed – if you’re not first, you’re at a serious disadvantage and may get nothing (another reason not to speak to your coworkers about it).
- A confidential discussion costs you a few minutes, but could save you time, stress, and money.