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Chicago lawyer and co-founder of Behn & Wyetzner, Chtd., Michael Behn was recently titled the “King of Qui Tam” in a profile published by Northeastern University Law School. Mr. Behn was recognized for his long career successfully representing whistleblowers who report fraud to the government under the False Claims Act and SEC whistleblower program.
The Illinois whistleblower lawsuit against multiple Wall Street banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and Bank of America, cleared a major hurdle after an Illinois court rejected the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case. The suit was filed by Edelweiss LLC under the Illinois False Claims Act, by Chicago attorney Michael Behn of Behn & Wyetzner, Chartered. (State of Illinois ex rel. Edelweiss LLC (Case No. 2017 L 000289).
Judge Diane Shelley of the Illinois state court in Chicago stated that Edelweiss’ whistleblower “complaint articulates in myriad detail how false claims could have been presented to the State of Illinois.”