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WHO WE ARE


Moreno Ocampo LLC and Getnick & Getnick LLP
have formed a unique strategic alliance
combining the best experience on
global justice with a top
whistleblower firm.

 

 

 

 

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WHO WE ARE


Moreno Ocampo LLC and Getnick & Getnick LLP
have formed a unique strategic alliance
combining the best experience on
global justice with a top
whistleblower firm.

 

 

 

 

LUIS MORENO OCAMPO

 
 
 
 

BIO


BIO


 

 

LUIS MORENO OCAMPO 

Luis Moreno Ocampo is the founding partner and CEO of Moreno Ocampo LLC. He was the Founding Chief Prosecutor of the new and permanent International Criminal Court (2003-12) based at The Hague. During his term his Office was involved in 20 of the biggest conflicts of the 21st century, and prosecuted 30 leaders involved in atrocity crimes, including Joseph Kony, President Bashir for genocide in Darfur and Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity committed in Libya.  During the eighties in Argentina he was involved in one of the first transitional justice efforts. He was Deputy Prosecutor in the trial against the "Military Junta", and the Prosecutor in military rebellion cases in 1988 and 1989. During the nineties he was in private practice in Argentina helping companies and public institutions to control corruption. 

He was visiting Professor at Stanford (2002) and Harvard University (2003). He was "Distinguished visiting scholar" at NYU Law School (2013) and “Senior fellow” at the Jackson Institute for global affairs at Yale University (2014-15). 

In 2011, The Atlantic included him among the Brave Thinkers, which is a guide to the people risking their reputations, fortunes, and lives in pursuit of big ideas. In that same year, Foreign Policy designated him one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers, the magazine’s portrait of the world’s marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them.

Currently, he is a Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Kennedy School, Harvard University.

 
 
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GETNICK & GETNICK LLP


Getnick & Getnick LLP whistleblower cases have
recovered over a $1 billion for taxpayers
and its clients have received record
awards including the largest ever
award for a whistleblower.

 

 

 

 

GETNICK & GETNICK LLP


Getnick & Getnick LLP whistleblower cases have
recovered over a $1 billion for taxpayers
and its clients have received record
awards including the largest ever
award for a whistleblower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getnick & Getnick LLP

Is a boutique Manhattan law firm dedicated to fighting fraud and promoting business integrity. Getnick & Getnick LLP works with whistleblowers, government agencies and companies, guided by the principle that anti-fraud is not anti-business. Its practice, servicing both national and international clients, was founded in 1983.

Getnick & Getnick LLP fight for those who share its vision that ethical business is good business. Their whistleblower cases have recovered more than $1 billion for taxpayers and its clients have received record awards including the largest ever award for a single whistleblower. The firm has recovered millions of dollars in defrauded funds for corporate clients on three continents.

Neil V. Getnick is the managing partner of Getnick & Getnick LLP. He has led the development of the law firm’s dedicated anti-fraud litigation and business integrity practice. He has coordinated numerous groundbreaking civil RICO, Federal False Claims Act qui tam and other civil prosecution investigations and litigations, as well as corporate monitoring and Independent Private Sector Inspector General (IPSIG) projects. For more information please visit Getnick & Getnick LLP site.

 
 
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US laws that can protect you


US laws that can protect you


 

 

What is the False Claims Act?
The False Claims Act passed under the administration of President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and amended in 1986 under President Ronald Reagan rewards, protects, and empowers whistleblowers to come forward and control fraud. The Federal FCA (also adopted by several state governments), allows individuals or corporations with unique, non-public and specific information about fraud against a government program to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the government and receive up to 30% of the recovery.
Since 1986, the United States government has recovered over $47.5 billion under the FCA and more than $33 billion, was recovered in cases filed by whistleblowers.

Whistleblowers from all over the world can take advantage of this program and receive a reward if they provide unique, non-public information identifying fraud against the US government to the proper authorities. 

 

What is Dodd Frank?
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) is another avenue whistleblowers can use to combat fraud. Dodd-Frank, adopted in 2010 by President Barack Obama, created a whistleblower program designed to provide monetary incentives for people who provide original information regarding violations of securities laws, rules, and regulations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Under Dodd-Frank, the SEC may also enforce violations of the securities laws committed outside of the US where the conduct has a “foreseeable substantial effect” within the US.  So, for example, if a company listed on a US exchange conceals material information from investors regarding conduct in foreign countries (e.g., significant manufacturing violations that could result in the company being prohibited from selling its products), this may provide the basis for an SEC whistleblower claim.

Individuals whose information leads to successful enforcement actions by the SEC may receive between 10 and 30 percent of the government’s recovery. The information must be (1) original, (2) voluntarily provided to the SEC, and (3) lead to a recovery of more than $1 million.

Any person may file a claim and can submit information and receive an award anonymously if they are represented by an attorney.

The CFTC works to protect and control markets and users from abusive practices related to derivatives and other commodities. Since the passing of Dodd Frank, the CFTC has been dedicated to bringing more transparency and stricter regulation to the multitrillion dollar swaps market.

Individuals who report any wrongdoing are also entitled to job protection under the act which specifies that employers may not retaliate against an individual who provides information to assist the SEC or CFTC.

 

IRS and Tax Fraud
Individuals who provide information about tax fraud can also take advantage of whistleblower laws. In 2006, Congress passed the Tax Relief and Health Care Act, establishing the IRS tax fraud whistleblower law, which creates provisions for individuals who provide information to the IRS about tax fraud that exceeds $2 million to do so confidentially and receive awards. Whistleblowers may receive a reward of 15 percent to 30 percent of the amount the IRS collects as a result of useful and original information about tax fraud provided to the IRS.