Jon Dean was quoted on March 2 in The National Law Journal regarding the spike in employment litigation. In 2009, job layoffs and a sharp rise in unemployment rates will likely increase employment litigation. Mr. Dean is seeing a rise in the number of employment cases brought in tandem with False Claims Acts suits. "There seems to be an increasing number of whistleblower claims combined with employment litigation, particularly in health care," he said. He continued, "Medicare regulations are very complicated. As you have more people who know the inner workings of a company who are laid off in a soft economy, you will see more of them piecing together circumstances to support a whistleblower claim."