Labor and Employment

Whistleblower/False Claims Act Defense

Nilan Johnson Lewis is a leader in counseling employers on state and federal whistleblower laws and the False Claims Act and successfully defending them in related litigation. We regularly assist our clients in drafting whistleblower policies, investigating complaints by purported whistleblowers, and navigating thorny issues implicating complex regulatory schemes.

We have extensive experience litigating whistleblower claims before Minnesota trial and appellate courts and are recognized as experts on the intricacies of the state’s complex whistleblower statutes. Our attorneys have obtained summary judgment on whistleblower cases for national employers and successfully defended a billion-dollar qui tam action for a major defense contractor.

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Jen Cornell

Jen Cornell

Shareholder

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Matthew E. Damon

Matthew E. Damon

Shareholder

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Veena A. Iyer

Veena A. Iyer

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Donald M. Lewis

Donald M. Lewis

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Joel O’Malley

Joel O’Malley

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Jeremy D. Robb

Jeremy D. Robb

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Lisa M. Schmid

Lisa M. Schmid

Special Counsel

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Joseph G. Schmitt

Joseph G. Schmitt

Shareholder

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Arbitrations

Over the past five years, our labor and employment team has served as lead counsel in defending a Fortune 10 health care company before the American Arbitration Association and in federal court, in cases involving disability discrimination, retaliation, religious discrimination, defamation and whistleblower claims. Our team achieved summary judgment in both federal court and before the AAA on multiple occasions and successfully tried numerous arbitrations to conclusion.