Constantine Cannon Launches New Practice Representing Whistleblowers Under The False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank, And Other Federal And State Whistleblower Laws
NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Constantine Cannon today announced the official launch of its new whistleblower practice, which focuses on representing whistleblowers under the various federal and state laws that encourage industry insiders to report evidence of fraud or misconduct.
For several years, Constantine Cannon has represented whistleblowers under the various whistleblower laws. The firm has particular experience representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, which permits individuals with evidence of fraud against the government to file a lawsuit on behalf of the government, and receive a sizeable portion of any government recovery.
The firm also has significant experience representing whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This is the most recent piece of whistleblower legislation and provides significant protections and rewards for those reporting fraud or misconduct in the securities or commodities markets. Constantine Cannon was one of the first law firms in the country to represent whistleblowers under these provisions.
Constantine Cannon's new whistleblower practice group formally brings together this broad experience and builds on the firm's internationally recognized practice in the area of antitrust law. Constantine Cannon is responsible for securing two of the largest antitrust recoveries in United States history, returning more than $5 billion to its clients over the past ten years, and winning tens of billions of dollars in injunctive relief. The firm's clients have included individual consumers, consumer rights groups, and large and small businesses across the country.
Constantine Cannon Partner Gordon Schnell said: "The firm's increased focus on whistleblowers is a natural extension of our antitrust practice, where we have successfully targeted various forms of corporate fraud and misconduct aimed at overcharging consumers."
"Whether it is through the antitrust laws or the ever-expanding array of whistleblower statutes, the goal is the same," Schnell added, "making sure that everyone plays by the rules so that goods and services are made available with the highest quality and at the lowest price."
About Constantine Cannon LLP
Constantine Cannon LLP, with offices in New York and Washington DC, has deep expertise in practice areas that include antitrust and complex commercial litigation, whistleblower representation, government relations, securities and e-discovery. The firm's antitrust practice is among the largest and most well recognized in the nation, with more than 25 attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Constantine Cannon's experience spans across multiple industries including healthcare, banking, electronic payments, insurance, high tech, telecommunications, the Internet and government contracting.
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