Linda J. Stengle, Esq.
Linda J. Stengle is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Stengle Law. Prior to leading this firm, Stengle’s legal practice was dedicated to pursuing qui tam recoveries on behalf of whistleblowers reporting government false claims; tax underpayments; and securities violations. She has worked on cases that received some of the highest awards in the history of these programs, including the $2.3 billion Pfizer off-label marketing settlement and the $420 million Cephalon settlement.
She is one of the few attorneys who successfully represented IRS whistleblowers in US Tax Court, obtaining multi-million dollar rewards for her clients from the IRS. With low initial investment, Stengle has been able to obtain large awards for her clients when other qui tam attorneys have failed.
Stengle is a Certified Fraud Specialist and on the faculty of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists. She is a thought leader in the area of decentralized anti-fraud enforcement and systems change. The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law published her article Rewarding Integrity: The Struggle to Protect Decentralized Law Enforcement through the Public Disclosure Bar of the False Claims Act. In addition to publishing several articles and 2 books, Stengle has spoken on panels for the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists and Taxpayers Against Fraud.
Stengle is licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. She is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court; the United States Court of Federal Claims; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Kathy McCluskey is the paralegal to Linda Stengle and staff person in the Pennsylvania office. While new to the qui tam and law fields, McCluskey has over 25 years of experience in education, including experience as assistant administrator of a small private school. She holds a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education from Shippensburg University and teaches occasional Business English evening classes at Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute in Pottstown, PA. Kathy finds whistleblowers to be talented, intelligent, and stimulating. She is happy to be part of this team, especially the aspect of working to right wrongs.
Stengle Law has extensive connections with the state and federal government agencies which prosecute fraud and other white collar crime cases. These relationships are based on mutual trust and respect. Our staff has a track record with these agencies because we are only involved in filing claims with significant public interest issues and high dollar damages attached. Stengle Law does not engage in frivolous litigation nor do we bring “nuisance” lawsuits.
We are committed to providing our clients with the expertise needed to win the fight against corporate fraud. Stengle Law maintains relationships with several law firms and business consultancies across the country and around the world. Our network of forensic accountants, corporate investigators and other forensic and legal specialists allows us to dig deep into every fraud investigation. This enables us to present well researched cases which survive the types of defendant challenges and attacks that can get a lawsuit “thrown out of court”.