Record success for whistleblowers in defense contractor fraud cases
Phillips & Cohen has brought many successful "qui tam" cases against defense contractors on behalf of whistleblowers, including fraud involving classified programs.
We achieved a record settlement with a defense contractor for one of our qui tam cases: Northrop Grumman paid $325 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit we brought on behalf of a whistleblower that involved military satellites and classified programs. It was the largest settlement ever paid by a defense contractor in a "qui tam" (whistleblower) case and the second largest settlement ever paid involving defense contractor fraud. The whistleblower received a reward of $48 million.
Our attorneys have received security clearances to enable us to work with the U.S. Department of Justice on cases involving classified information - a status that distinguishes us from most, if not all, other whistleblower law firms.
We have represented clients for more than 20 years in successful whistleblower cases against defense contractors and have the expertise, experience and resources whistleblowers need to pursue cases against large defense companies that are cheating the Pentagon and federal agencies. These cases are important not just because of the money recovered for the federal government, but also because the fraud may endanger U.S. troops.
If you know of fraud by a defense contractor - whether it is in Iraq, Afghanistan or the U.S. - and would like to discuss your options, please contact us.