Photo of Preston PughPhoto of Danielle Rowan

Over the past few years, both the government and False Claims Act relators (whistleblowers) have targeted more types of defendants than they have ever previously.  Against this backdrop, Congress passed two of the largest relief bills in modern history and thus even more companies find themselves involved with the federal government in a new way

Photo of Crowell & Moring

The Fifth Circuit held that federal government employees can bring whistleblower suits under the False Claims Act (FCA), even when it is their job to investigate fraud.

The whistleblowers in the case, Little v. Shell Exploration & Production Co., alleged that Shell defrauded the federal government of millions of dollars in royalties by taking