D.C. Firm Says Whistleblower’s Malpractice Allegations ‘Vindictive and Baseless’

December 11, 2012

Schertler & Onorato has filed a motion to dismiss in a battle with former client Bradley Birkenfeld, who received a $104 million whistleblower award from the IRS for his cooperation with a UBS investigation. Birkenfeld sued Schertler, claiming it mishandled the whistleblower process and cost him a potentially larger award. Schertler says Birkenfeld's claims are an attempt to avoid paying fees owed to the firm.