False Claims Act/Qui Tam/FIRREA

Our deeply knowledgeable team excels at helping clients navigate complex regulatory, strategic and litigation issues that arise in false claims cases, as well as offering substantial industry awareness and experience in healthcare, life sciences, higher education, financial services and government contracts.

Why Cooley

Solid track record of successful engagement with federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice (DOJ), Education, Health and Human Services, Defense, Homeland Security, State, Interior, Housing and Urban Development, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Small Business Administration, the General Services Administration, and the procuring agencies of many state and local governments.

Global senior team made up of five fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and 30+ former government attorneys, including a former acting associate attorney general for the DOJ, former assistant US attorneys and DOJ lawyers, and a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement lawyer.

Broad familiarity with the False Claims Act (FCA), the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), qui tam, and other whistleblower claims brought against companies, directors and officers.

Significant experience conducting internal investigations and advising on corporate compliance concerns for companies at all stages of maturity.

Extensive history working with early-stage companies on fraud and abuse compliance.

Strong understanding of specifically regulated industries, including mortgages, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and others regulated by the FDA.

Highly knowledgeable of the factors that the US government (including its inspectors general, assistant US attorneys and state regulators) considers in deciding whether to pursue fraud and abuse matters.

Unrivaled involvement in cases that include parallel civil, criminal and internal investigations.

Accomplished team with considerable experience defending FCA and FIRREA cases and investigations – and their administrative equivalent under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA) – related to government-backed loan programs.

Deep bench of 400+ litigators worldwide

Access to team of experienced employment litigators ready to advise on and aggressively defend against claims of retaliation by whistleblowers

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  • The American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 
  • Chambers USA: Commercial Litigation; White Collar; Education; Healthcare; Life Sciences 
  • The Legal 500 US: Commercial Litigation; White Collar; Education; Healthcare; Life Sciences
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation  


Their capacity to handle really complex matters and arguments is very impressive.

Chambers USA

Very strong performer in the area.

Chambers USA