How To Blow the Whistle, Get Heard, Get Paid,
and Live To Tell the Tale

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” —J.K. Rowling

Do you know that something is not right at your workplace—like tax fraud, securities fraud, healthcare or government fraud? Perhaps you’ve asked your co-workers or supervisors about it and were shocked or disappointed when they told you to ignore it. Maybe you have tried to change it. You might even feel that you are a part of it … and you can’t stop thinking about it.

Taking a stand. Telling the truth. Taking on wrongdoers. Doing the right thing—and reaping the financial rewards. Being the whistleblower sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? But it hardly ever feels that way. The process is hard and long. You will be accused of lying or told you are wrong. You will face retaliation from colleagues and friends.

When you feel that there is absolutely no other way to solve the problem—that is the time to blow the whistle.

World-Class Whistleblower Protection that Works

Tim McCormack, a highly experienced qui tam attorney, has successfully represented whistleblowers in cases large and small across the United States, the U.K., the E.U., Canada and beyond. His courageous clients have helped governments recover more than $550 million while safeguarding their families and, in many cases, receiving substantial financial rewards. And he stood by them while they paid the high personal and professional price of speaking truth to power.

Tim created this website to provide honest, no-holds-barred insight into what whistleblowing really means for the personal and professional lives of potential whistleblowers just like you. He’s also happy to give you his take on your situation.  So if you are worried about what is happening in your workplace, schedule a completely free and totally confidential talk with Tim. No matter what you decide to do, his honest assessment of your case will help you see your options clearly and chart your course with confidence.

Is something wrong at work? Tim can help you blow the whistle so you have the best chance to have the right people hear you, to be justly rewarded, and to minimize your regrets. Call 207-747-7639 or submit a case evaluation form to schedule a free, no-obligation, and completely confidential whistleblowing case review today.

The Risk of Diagnosis Upcoding

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New Department of Justice Guidelines on Credit for Cooperation in False Claims Act

For many years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has worked hard to encourage companies to cooperate during an investigation after a False Claims Act case has been filed. While some companies have taken initiatives to make whistleblowers more comfortable about stepping forward, many still choose the path of obstruction and retaliation instead. The DOJ recently released new guidelines to encourage further cooperation from defendants. Cooperation Defined According to the DOJ DOJ’s policy provides incentives for the following types of cooperation: Voluntary disclosure about a potential False Claims Act violation Sharing information learned during an investigation into the claim on an... Read More.

The Finances of Being a False Claims Act Whistleblower - How Much Do You Get for Blowing the Whistle?

The Finances of Being a False Claims Act Whistleblower – How Much Do You Get for Blowing the Whistle?

One of the ways the government makes reporting fraudulent activity attractive is by offering cash incentives, or settlements. However, although there are obvious monetary benefits to blowing the whistle, there are other points to think about when you are considering bringing a case out into the open. The first is the cost to you, personally, such as the cost of retaliation, the time dedicated to your case that will be lost, as well as the cost of lost wages. The other consideration is more positive, and that involves the monetary gains that will come to you from blowing the... Read More.