Cadwalader’s attorneys have represented companies, their executives, and other third parties in the defense of significant False Claims Act investigations by the Department of Justice and various State Attorneys General. Several of these matters have involved individual whistleblowers who initiated these inquiries that were ultimately taken over by the government. In a number of instances, our attorneys have represented these parties in civil litigation that followed either declinations of the criminal inquiries or settlements, as well as in parallel debarment actions initiated by government agencies.
Our attorneys possess extensive expertise representing such clients in all stages of these matters, including in challenging and responding to Civil Investigative Demands, and in parallel administrative actions. The practice group includes experienced nationally recognized lawyers, many of whom are former prosecutors and senior officials of the Department of Justice who had led investigative teams in the government, seasoned trial lawyers with extensive jury trial experience, and subject-matter specialists from other leading practice groups in the firm, such as Health Care, Energy, and Financial Services.