Organize Your Thoughts and Information to Find an Attorney

If you are a prospective whistleblower wondering if you might have a case, be sure to read this page and this page very carefully.

Once you have read those two pages, if you still think you have a case, do the following:

  1. Take two pieces of paper.
     
  2. On the first page tell a story that includes the "who, what, where, when, and how much" of the fraud. Detail what federal or state agency was defrauded, the basics of how the fraud works, the size of the fraud, and how you came to know about the fraud, but carefully omit the name of the company and any company-identifying information.
     
  3. On the second page, snap a line across the middle of the page, and above this line detail the evidence you have in hand to support the story on the first page: emails, spread sheets, contracts, billing records, training materials, PowerPoint presentations, copies of canceled checks, voice mails, audio or video tape, etc.
     
  4. Below this line, list the titles of the people inside the company and outside the company who should be contacted and questioned if an investigation is initiated.

Now you have a simple organized story, an inventory of evidence in hand, and a list of potential interviewees for government investigators to talk to should they decide to further explore this case. 

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