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October 3, 2016 – Record $368M Settlement Announced

Since 2009, W&G has been prosecuting a massive False Claims Act case against one of the biggest hospital companies in the country, Tenet Healthcare Corporation.  Today the case officially settled for $368M.  Tenet also agreed to pay $145M in criminal restitution to the government for violating the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.  W&G’s client is whistleblower Bill Williams, an Army veteran and former hospital finance executive.  Mr. Williams will receive a portion of the civil settlement funds.   Click here for more information.

Nationally Recognized for Representing Whistleblowers

The Law Firm of Wilbanks & Gouinlock has developed a nationally acclaimed qui tam practice. These “whistleblower suits” as they are commonly referred to, have been the primary focus of our practice since 1996, resulting in the successful return of almost $2 billion dollars to the American taxpayer. Whistleblower cases routinely involve the firm’s representation of individuals who come forward with information concerning various frauds committed against the government, often involving Medicare or Medicaid fraud. The successful results we’ve obtained for our clients have been the subject of national TV coverage, newspaper articles and legal periodicals across the country over the last decade. »See Our Experience

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Wilbanks & Gouinlock: Whistleblower Lawyers of The Year

W&G understands the complexities and hardships of whistleblowing, and stands behind their clients to do what is right for the American Taxpayer.


W&G is at the forefront of winning big cases
without government intervention:


Marlan Wilbanks, Esq.

Marlan Wilbanks

Marlan is currently acting as lead counsel in important qui tam cases that are filed in over 16 federal and state courts across the nation. He has handled whistleblower litigation matters against numerous individuals and large companies that have committed fraudulent acts against the government in federal courts and many state courts, including cases from California to Florida.

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Susan Gouinlock, Esq.

Susan Gouinlock

Susan S. Gouinlock has represented whistleblowers for more than ten years. Susan joined Wilbanks & Bridges in 2011 and became a partner in 2013. Her legal career has been successful and diverse, including a unique mixture of working for the government as a lawyer as well as years of representing individuals and businesses in highly regulated environments, including for example spending six (6) years as in-house general counsel to a major corporation.
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