Defense Against Whistleblower Claims
Our experienced law firm defends companies facing whistleblower claims
Whistleblower claims have existed in the United States since the 1700s and particularly after the passage of the False Claims Act in 1863. But in recent years, such cases have become increasingly common due to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which amended the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 and increased the amount of money whistleblowers can potentially recover in certain cases. We thoroughly understand the laws governing whistleblowers in Hawaii, including HRS 378-62, and want to robustly defend your company against such accusations.
At Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law, we take an aggressive approach toward counteracting the claims made by an employee or another individual against your business. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending companies accused of wrongdoing by whistleblowers and other labor and employment-related matters in Hawaii. Our firm can also represent your company at the appellate level in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Accusations made by whistleblowers often involve allegations of:
- Government fraud
- Tax fraud
- Price fixing
As your legal counsel, we can meticulously gather evidence documenting that your company did not knowingly break the law. Other times, we work with clients and compile evidence demonstrating that the whistleblower was the one who engaged in illegal activity and not the business itself.