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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



Whistleblower / Qui Tam Lawyers

If you’re a False Claims Act whistleblower, then an attorney affiliated with Lawscape can help you get a whistleblower reward, and protect you from potential retaliation. The false claims act requires that a prospective whistleblower use an attorney and file a qui tam case.

For many years, attorneys part of our group have experience with qui tam cases

Qui Tam whistleblowers, also known as relators, seek rewards under the False Claim Act’s qui tam provision. Through a qui tam lawsuit, one of our attorneys can help a relator obtain whistleblower rewards.

What is the False Claims Act Federal Law

This law, also known as the Lincoln Law, was enacted by President Lincoln to curb profiteering during the Civil War. It’s the most effective law ever passed to protect and reward whistleblowers who expose government fraud(contract fraud to be precise). This provision protects and empowers whistleblowers who have firsthand knowledge of fraud and violations against the government. There are provisions in this act that incentivize whistleblowers with award for their cooperation.

The FCA qui tam law sets mandatory minimum payments to people who are taking the risk and reporting the fraud. This is enforceable in court. The guaranteed minimum payment, which is often in the millions, is essential when trying to convince whistleblowers to step forward.

Government Contract Fraud

Government contracting fraud is one of the top misuses of taxpayer money and puts lives at risk. The most common type of fraud is illegal billing, and over-billing. Other reasons can include substituting inferior equipment, lack of quality control, kickbacks, etc. Below are a list of the most common types of fraud for which qui tam actions are filed in court:

  • overbilling the government for more than what was provided
  • kickbacks
  • fraud in getting government contracts
  • providing defective goods to the government
  • false statements on forms
  • false statements to get a government lease
  • failure to comply with contracts and leases
  • conspiring with other people to get a false, or fraudulent claim, paid
  • and more

Using the qui tam provision, a private citizen can file a complaint in federal court alleging fraud against the government. The whistleblower law extends to other industries too, where government money was involved and programs were violated. There are many types of fraud, such as:

  • Healthcare fraud: Medicaid/Medicare fraud done by doctors, hospitals, etc, such as unnecessary medical procedures
  • National defense fraud: Defense contract fraud, where funds are moved from one contract to another for profit
  • Education/Financial aid fraud: For-profit colleges violating the rules of the student loan programs and improperly recruiting students to create income streams
  • Bank/mortgage fraud: Banks submitting fraud claims for government insurance

FCA cases in which the government decides to intervene usually result in a recovery around 95% of the time.

Rewards for False Claim Act Whistleblower REwards

This act incentivizes whistleblowers to give the government the best and most accurate evidence related to frauds. Whistleblowers can get 15-30% of the total recovery the government gets from the defendant. Many acts, like the Dodd-Frank Act, Securities Exchange Act, and others, have provisions for mandatory payment of rewards to qualified whistleblowers.

There are no caps on awards. The value of the information the whistleblower provides is the basis for the award’s amount. The better the information, the larger the sanction, and the larger the reward. If the government refuses to pay the award, you can challenge that in court.

Qui Tam Actions

Complaints filed, are known as Qui Tam Actions, and have to be filed confidentially under seal in federal district court. In addition to filing this in federal court, there are other requirements such as:

  • The FCA whistleblower has to file the complaint under seal, which is secret and not public.
  • If another relator files a claim based on fraud you are alleging in your suit, this will disqualify you from the process.
  • The complaint isn’t served on any defendant. The whistleblower has to serve the complaint on the local U.S. attorney’s office and the US attorney general. Until the court removes the seal, you have to keep the fact you filed this confidential. If the plaintiff violates the provision, his/her complaint may be dismissed.

What does it mean if there’s a decision on intervention?

Once the complaint is filed in court, and served, the US is required to investigate the information. After completing the investigation, the US decides whether to intervene in the case. Once the US government communicates this to the presiding judge, the case is taken out of seal and filed on the public docket. Although the whistleblower is confidential when filing the lawsuit, once a case is no longer sealed – the identity of the whistleblower is public record. For a good cause though, the whistleblower can ask the court to keep his/her identity confidential .


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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