Tony Munter heads the False Claims Act and Whistleblower Reward practice at Price Benowitz, LLP. He focuses his practice on nationwide litigation and claims under the qui tam provisions of the Federal and State False Claims Acts. In addition, he handles cases under the IRS Whistleblower Law and through the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Programs created by the Dodd-Frank Act. Mr. Munter has conducted seminars on the False Claims Act, including on the international application of whistleblower laws and the right of individuals to pursue claims on behalf of their government, at the Open University in Budapest, Hungary. He has taught attorneys in the U.S. on the practical requirements for pursuing False Claims Act cases at the National Whistleblower Center, in Washington, DC and at the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention.
At Price Benowitz, Mr. Munter has created a new qui tam practice by advising lawyers, in particular, employment law specialists, on the procedures required to handle False Claims Act cases and by helping those attorneys determine if their clients can pursue whistleblower rewards in addition to employment law or retaliation cases. Prior to working at Price Benowitz, Mr. Munter built one of the leading national False Claims Act practices working for Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP. He helped expand the use of whistleblower reward laws to fight fraud beyond the traditional application in healthcare, to pursue claims against financial institutions. He obtained major settlements for mortgage and financial fraud claims from an international banking institution as well as against defense contractors and health care providers.
Mr. Munter is a member of and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF). Mr. Munter is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC and Massachusetts as well as the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia, The Federal District of Massachusetts, The Federal District of Colorado and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.