Dr. Aaron Westrick
Dr. Aaron Westrick, a former research director for America’s largest body armor company, Second Chance Body Armor, blew the whistle on the production and sale of defective vests that were sold to police officers. Whistleblower attorneys supported by NWC represented Dr. Westrick in a False Claims Act qui tam complaint filed against the manufacturers of the vests and the manufacturers of the Zylon fiber within the vests.
After a 14-year legal battle, a conclusion was reached with all defendants eventually paying to settle allegations of a False Claims Act violation. Dr. Westrick was a featured speaker at NWC’s 2018 National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Celebration on Capitol Hill.