Litigation > False Claims Act/Qui Tam Defense

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has extensive experience advising clients on the False Claims Act (FCA) and defending FCA lawsuits and related civil, criminal and congressional investigations. Our lawyers have assisted Fortune 500 and nonprofit companies in more than 40 significant FCA matters. We routinely conduct internal investigations, respond to government and congressional investigations, defend lawsuits filed under the FCA, defend retaliation lawsuits brought by alleged whistleblowers and seek to avert debarment and exclusion proceedings. Our lawyers have written several books and articles on the FCA and speak frequently at industry conferences on the subject. We have proven experience in handling the most complex and high-stakes FCA matters, and our team includes lawyers with experience working at the U.S. Department of Justice on FCA matters. This government experience provides Akin Gump clients with invaluable insights into government strategy and decision-making in FCA litigation and lays the groundwork for effective negotiations with government officials. 

Our Industry and Agency Knowledge

FCA cases frequently turn on the substantive requirements imposed by the statutes, regulations and contracts applicable to the particular industries that do business with the government. Akin Gump lawyers have extensive knowledge of those requirements and the government agencies that administer and interpret them. This industry and agency knowledge is crucial to our ability to provide efficient and effective representation in FCA matters.

We have legal teams devoted to representing clients in the following industries:

Our Lawyers

Our FCA lawyers rely upon the firm’s nationwide litigation capability, including litigators who are familiar with most federal district courts in the country. Furthermore, FCA cases are frequently accompanied by parallel criminal proceedings and/or congressional hearings and investigations. Our FCA team includes our pre-eminent legislative and white-collar criminal defense practices, attorneys with extensive experience in responding to Office of Inspector General investigations, and lawyers with experience in the securities, employment and insurance issues that often arise in connection with an FCA case or investigation.