A whistleblower complaint alleged that a multinational conglomerate marketed its products through a massive pay-to-play scheme, in which the company paid kickbacks to third-party intermediaries to sell their products at the federal government’s expense. The outside counsel and the intervening government agency asked Gryphon to identify and interview former employees and third-party intermediaries to help corroborate the allegations in the complaint.
Over a two-year period, Gryphon contacted 1,285 potential witnesses, and obtained 742 interviews, 100 of which were considered substantially relevant to the case. From these interviews, and working closely with the intervening government agency’s attorneys, Gryphon obtained 20 written witness declarations that supported the allegations.
Due to the overwhelming evidence, which included Gryphon’s witness declarations, the company settled with the government for over $500 million.