For many False Claims Act attorneys, the business plan has been simple:
- Meet whistleblower
- Investigate claims
- Write complaint and submit it
- Wait for the Government to take the case (what's called "intervening")
If the Government declines to take the case, a whistleblower has the chance to step into the Government's shoes and litigate the case on behalf of the Government. But many lawyers will not take a case that the Government declines.