Healthcare Fraud Attorneys in California. Whistleblowers Come To Us for Help.

Established over 25 years ago, the Healthcare Whistleblower Law Firm of Nolan, Auerbach and White, LLP with offices in San Francisco, CA, has helped produce more than $2 billion in combined civil and criminal recoveries related to our clients’ cases. 


If you are aware of Healthcare Fraud, including Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Tricare Fraud or HRSA fraud, in California or anywhere else in the U.S, our Healthcare Fraud Attorneys can help. 

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When you’re ready to take that courageous first step, we can evaluate your potential case, and if it looks preliminarily viable to us, we will schedule a confidential conversation to provide you with feedback, answer your questions, and determine the best strategy forward for you.

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Are You Aware of Healthcare Fraud in California or Elsewhere?

If you’ve become aware of Healthcare Fraud in California or the United States, our team of experienced Qui Tam Lawyers can evaluate your potential case and provide initial feedback and guidance. Since the False Claims Act (FCA) was revitalized in 1986, Nolan Auerbach & White has played a part in the Governments’ recovery of over $2 billion collected and returned to taxpayers from civil and criminal healthcare fraud cases brought by heroic whistleblowers nationwide. 

Qui Tam Lawsuits Have a Deadline for Filing

Generally, the FCA provides for a six-year statute of limitations within which to bring a qui tam lawsuit. In limited circumstances, it can be as long as a ten-year statute of limitations.

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We Represent Heroic Principled Whistleblowers

Under the qui tam provisions of the FCA, private individuals may receive a percentage of the entire recovery made in a successful case. Our Whistleblower heroes come from many backgrounds within healthcare settings. We have represented a broad array of professionals, to include CEOs, CFOs, sales managers, doctors, VP of sales, VP of marketing, medical directors, lab analysts, compliance officers, sales managers, and so many more; essentially, we represent anyone within the healthcare industry that has first-hand knowledge of fraud. 

Common Healthcare Fraud Whistleblowers are employees of the Defendant, but they can also sometimes be competitors and other individuals who atypically became involved with the potential Defendant such that they learned of the fraud firsthand, and became aware of evidence substantiating the fraud.

Our California Healthcare Fraud Law Firm

At The Whistleblower Firm, we protect heroic healthcare fraud whistleblowers to expose violations of the False Claims Act and if applicable, pursue Defendants for retaliation. 

Some of these violations include, but are not limited to: unbundling, upcoding, billing for services not rendered, illegal healthcare kickbacks billing for services not medically necessary, CGMP non-compliance, safety or efficacy misrepresentations, manufacturing deficiencies, and hundreds of other scenarios.

Our whistleblower law firm in California has represented clients in all categories of Healthcare Fraud, including:

Our representation is broad in scale for nearly every type of healthcare fraud whistleblower case. We encourage you to explore obtaining a  review of your claims to determine a match for legal representation by Nolan, Auerbach & White. 


California Healthcare Whistleblower Rewards

Whether brought by residents of the state of California or elsewhere across the country, Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Rewards for relators are between 15%-30% of the recovered funds.

Heroic Whistleblowers like Bruce A. Moilan Sr., Joe Strom, & Kathleen Hawkins each boldly exposed healthcare fraud. Their courageous decisions led to contributions to the recovery of taxpayer funds and in some circumstances to patient care improvements, and to patients across the country.

Here are some of our other cases fought & won nationwide:

Wu vs Alere, Inc., et al.

  • Plaintiff: Former Senior Process Analyst for Alere
  • Case AllegationsDefendant, a  diagnostic medical device manufacturer, knowingly caused the submission of false or fraudulent claims for its Triage and other devices to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and the VA. 
  • Case recovered: Over $33 million 

Dingus vs. Odyssey Healthcare, Inc.

  • Plaintiff: Former Executive Director for Odyssey Healthcare, Inc. 
  • Case Allegations: Defendant submitted false claims to Medicare for continuous home care services under the hospice benefit that were not provided in accordance with the requirements of the Medicare Program. 
  • Case recovered: $25 million 

Review our list of additional notable cases for details of cases we have fought on behalf of our clients.

California Healthcare Whistleblowers are Protected from Retaliation

The FCA is specifically designed to encourage citizens to report fraud and also exists to provide monetary recourse for retaliatory actions. This protection extends to certain non-employees as well.

If you have been suspended, fired, demoted, threatened, or otherwise discriminated against because you made your employer aware of its potential violations of the False Claims Act and illegal conduct, you may have recourse under the retaliatory provisions of the FCA.

Starting a free review of your claims with our Whistleblower Qui Tam lawyers is a confidential way to get started. 

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The California False Claims Act – Whistleblower Lawsuits

Each state has the opportunity to adopt its own version of the False Claims Act. One of the first states to do so, in 1987, the State of California enacted The California False Claims Act (CFCA) –  California Code GOV § 12650, which substantially mirrors the federal FCA. It was amended in 2013 to align more with recent revisions to the Federal FCA.

California also provides for certain provisions for relators to collect up to 50 percent of recovery when the state does not intervene in an action [§ 16252].  

California – How Our Healthcare Whistleblower Attorneys Can Help

At Nolan Auerbach & White, the original Healthcare Fraud Qui Tam law firm, we understand your plight as a healthcare industry professional, concerned with and/or   trying to correct the FCA violations within your company. Our Qui Tam Lawyers know how to pursue cases arising out of the Medicare reimbursement system and other federally-funded healthcare laws, rules, and regulations. We have our whistleblowers’ backs, and always will.

Get in touch with our Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawyers, who will work in complete confidentiality, carefully review the details of your case, and provide you with initial feedback. 

If at the end of the case evaluation process, it is appropriate and in your best interests to file a lawsuit, we will use the qui tam provisions of the FCA, to pursue violations on your behalf. Applicable violations include not only coverage and reimbursement issues, but also include Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and self-Referral Statute (Stark Law) violations of the law, just to name a few.


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Frequently Asked Questions Healthcare Fraud Lawsuits in California District Courts

Is There A Reward for Whistleblowing In California?

Yes. A successful whistleblower who becomes a Relator in a federal Healthcare Fraud case is entitled to receive between 15%-30% of the total recovery from a Defendant.

Are Kickbacks Illegal in California?

Yes. Healthcare providers are prohibited in many circumstances from taking illegal payments known as kickbacks. The federal Anti-kickback Statute as well as California state laws address practices that include illegal kickbacks, split-fee arrangements, rebates, bribes, commissions, and more.

HWhat Is the Stark Law?

The Stark Law, commonly called the Physician Self-Referral Law, is a federal law that regulates the manners in which physicians can give referrals to their patients, receive referrals from hospitals, and similar arrangements that may constitute healthcare fraud. 

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About Our San Francisco Office & Surrounding Area


The office of Nolan, Auerbach & White, “The Whistleblower Firm,” is conveniently located at 930 Montgomery Street in San Francisco’s Jackson Square district, near North Beach and the Embarcadero.

Call Nolan, Auerbach & White: (800) 372-8304


Kathleen Hawkins

Dignity Health
$37 million

Kathleen Hawkins, RN MSN, had been employed by Defendant, Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) for approximately 6 years when she decided she had had enough of trying to change the hospital system from within.

CHW, a California not-for-profit corporation that operated hospitals in California, Arizona, and Nevada, was at the time the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California.


Joe Strom

Johnson & Johnson
$184 Million

Joe Strom contacted us in 2005. We were very grateful that he did. We immediately formed an all-star legal team and a process to stop a very harmful pharmaceutical marketing strategy. It was this process we set into motion that ultimately returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the U.S. Treasury, and a portion of that, very well-deserved, into Joe’s bank account.

Joe told us a very troubling story about the off-label promotion of a pharmaceutical drug for patients who already suffered from chronic heart failure.


Bruce A. Moilan Sr.

$27 Million

Bruce Moilan was a seasoned hospital systems expert by the time he contacted our Firm. At the time he decided to file his qui tam lawsuit, he was employed by South Texas Health System as a System Director for Materials Management. In this position, he oversaw $24 million in annual purchases of supplies and equipment and helped determine budget, reduction and cost analysis throughout the contract bidding and negotiations process. His job was to insure proper implementation for purchasing, receiving and management of inventory, for McAllen Hospitals, L.P.


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