McInnis Law

After prosecuting major federal fraud crimes as an Assistant United States Attorney, in 1999 Timothy J. McInnis, Esq. established McInnis Law, a national-wide legal practice providing legal services for whistleblowers. Among the cases handled by the attorneys at McInnis Law are Qui Tam Whistleblower actions under federal, state and local False Claims Acts, employment retaliation cases (including under Sarbanes-Oxley) and matters filed with the SEC and IRS Whistleblower Programs. In recent years, McInnis Law has been retained on whistleblower suits involving fraud in:


• Medicaid
• Banking and Lending
• Federal IRS and State Income Taxes
• SEC
• FHWA
• SBA
• SBIR grants
• NIH research grants
• Education grants
• Government funding of state programs
• Employment retaliation cases affecting whistleblowers
• Severance and Separation agreements



McInnis Law also associates with other whistleblower and employment attorneys when needed and, when appropriate, directs the services of retained private investigators and expert witnesses.
McInnis Law handles Qui Tam and other whistleblower matters on a “contingency fee” basis (meaning there is no fee unless case is successful), and does not charge for preliminary consultations. Employment retaliation cases are typically handled under a variety of fee arrangements, including hourly, flat fee, contingency and hybrid, depending on the case and client’s circumstances and preferences.

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Timothy McInnis Esq.
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Bar Admissions

Timothy McInnis and of counsel attorneys associated with McInnis Law are admitted to practice in The U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts in the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, and the Northern District of Illinois. The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Ninth and D.C. Circuits; and the states of New York and Illinois.

Experience

Timothy McInnis and of counsel attorneys associated with McInnis Law are admitted to practice in The U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts in the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, and the Northern District of Illinois. The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Ninth and D.C. Circuits; and the states of New York and Illinois.

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Special Alliance Announcement


Thomas Fallati Esq.

Timothy McInnis of McInnis Law (New York, NY) and Thomas Fallati of Tabner Ryan & Keniry (Albany, NY) announced their firms’ formation of a strategic alliance to combine experiences and resources to represent whistleblower clients, including relators in False Claim Act qui tam law suits. Mr. McInnis is a former federal prosecutor who has been successfully representing whistleblowers since 1999. Mr. Fallati is also a former federal prosecutor who regularly represents plaintiffs in complex litigation matters.

In making this announcement, Attorney McInnis noted, “Tom and I have known each other for many years and this is the perfect time to jointly handle qui tam cases and other kinds of whistleblower matters, particularly ones arising in the Northern District of New York, which includes Albany, Binghamton, Plattsburgh, Syracuse and Utica.” Attorney Fallati added, “There is a real need for a robust whistleblower law presence in this region, especially in the areas of healthcare, defense industry and government contracting and grants.”

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Richard F. Bernstein, Esq.
Richard F. Bernstein, Esq.(Of Counsel) "Brings Thoroughness and Compassion to Difficult Whistleblower and Employment Matters."
 

Experience

Jenner & Block, 1979-82 (Chicago); Guggenheimer & Untermyer, 1982-85; Rosenman & Colin, 1985-92; Ressler & Ressler, 1992-2001; Sklover Himmel & Bernstein, 2002 (New York City). Education Williams College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1967), Phi Beta Kappa, Fulbright Scholar; University of Chicago (M.A. 1971, Ph.D. 1976), Humanities Fellow; Harvard Law School (J.D. 1979). Memberships, Publications and Seminars Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Council on International and Public Affairs, Trustee; National Employment Lawyers Association and NELA/NY; New York City Civil Court, arbitrator; Taxpayers Against Fraud-Qui Tam Attorney Network; U. S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, pro bono panel. Publications: Jury Nullification (editor), Guild Practitioner, Fall 1996; "Discrimination Suit Raises the Stakes" (coauthor), Best's Review, Nov. 1992; "Legal Utilitarianism," 89 Ethics, 1979. Languages: French, German. Bar Admissions U. S. Supreme Court, 1996; U. S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1983; Third Circuit, 1993; Ninth Circuit, 1988; D.C. Circuit, 1980; U. S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts, New York, 1983; Northern District, Illinois, 1979; New York, 1983; Illinois, 1979. Practice Areas Qui Tam and Whistleblower Litigation under the False Claims Act; Whistleblower Employment Retaliation, Severance and Separation Agreements.

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Paul B. Brickfield
Esq.
Paul B. Brickfield, from Brickfield & Donahue, in River Edge, New Jersey serves as local counsel in our False Claims Act cases filed in the State of New Jersey. Attorney Brickfield graduated magna cum laude from College of the Holy Cross in 1978. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1981. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1982 and the New Jersey Bar in 1989. Mr. Brickfield formerly served as the First Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief for the Special Prosecutions Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, New Jersey.

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