For most of his legal career, NATHAN PEAK has fought for whistleblowers who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles in exposing corporate fraud against the government. He treats this not as a job or a career, but a mission to help those courageous individuals blow the whistle on fraud and present the truth.
While at this point Nate cannot picture himself doing anything else with his law degree, the False Claims Act found him when he was not seeking it. Nate began his legal career with the prestigious Washington, D.C. plaintiff’s firm of Ashcraft & Gerel, where he represented injured workers and accident victims in personal injury cases. Recognizing his talent as a litigator, the firm soon enlisted him to work alongside a former Assistant United States Attorney to develop the firm’s False Claims Act practice group. In 2015, Nate was named a Partner and was promoted to head the firm’s False Claims Act practice.
For over a decade, Nate successfully represented whistleblowers under the federal and state False Claims Acts. Somewhat unusually, the firm’s practice specialized in litigating cases after a government declination. This has given him rare and valuable experience litigating declined cases, as well as cooperating with the government to settle such cases, with or without an intervention. As but one example, in 2015 he and his practice group completed a $35 million settlement of a partially intervened case against Columbus Regional Hospital System in the Middle District of Georgia.
Nate met Julie and Jason early in their respective careers through membership in the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, a nonprofit organization primarily consisting of whistleblowers and attorneys dedicated to stopping fraud. Soon they had the opportunity to work together on a federal False Claims Act case and later an Eleventh Circuit appeal, during which they became collaborative colleagues and fast friends.
In 2019, Nate and his wife had their first child. Being a new parent gave Nate the opportunity to step back from the demands of leading a practice at a big law firm to focus on doing what he loved: representing whistleblowers and being a husband and father. Recognizing that Julie and Jason shared his love for the pursuit of justice for both whistleblowers and the American taxpayer, Nate resigned from his D.C. firm and joined Bracker & Marcus LLC in an of counsel role.
Nate is a member of the state bars of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and has been admitted to practice in the federal courts of D.C., Maryland, Colorado, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.
Nate lives and works in Washington, D.C. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast, enjoying running, biking, hiking, and anything else that gets him outdoors.
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2005; Criminal Justice Legal Clinic: Criminal Defense; Marshall Brennan Fellowship: Constitutional Law Teacher in DC Public School System; Washington College of Law Summer Study Abroad Program to Chile.
Drake University, cum laude, with University Honors, 2002; Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and International Relations. Senior Honors Thesis: Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Member of the Maryland State Bar
Member of the District of Columbia Bar
Member of the Virginia State Bar
Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) – qui tam Relator’s bar association