Attorney Kathleen R. Scanlan is a featured columnist for JusticeNewsFlash.com based in San Francisco, California, reporting on issues relating to the False Claims Act and whistleblowers.
Attorney Kathleen R. Scanlan has been practicing law in California for more than 14 years and is currently with the whistleblowers lawyers at Keller Grover. Over the course of her career she has worked almost exclusively on the plaintiffs' side of civil litigation matters on cases arising from real estate fraud, healthcare fraud, fraud on consumers, fraud on the government as well as antitrust and RICO violations and breaches of fiduciary duties.
In representing and advocating for whistleblowers and fighting fraud on the government, Kathleen draws on educational experiences on both U.S. coasts and her life-long interest in the great American experiment that is our constitutional democracy. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
The False Claims Act is a powerful federal law to redress fraud on the government. It allows whistleblowers to file suit on behalf of the government to recover amounts improperly paid from the Treasury and to receive a reward as a percentage of any successful recovery the government may make. In cases brought under the False Claims Act, Kathleen has the privilege of representing a whistleblower who is stepping forward to expose a wrongdoing that is costing every American taxpayer. A lot of people go to law school hoping they'll have the chance to represent courageous clients like this and to make a difference in how our country operates. She's actually doing it every day.