"Premier whistleblower attorney"
June 12, 2000 — The National Law Journal has named John R. Phillips one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the U.S.
The publication described Phillips, a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen LLP, as the "premier whistleblower attorney." It discussed a few of the high-profile "qui tam" (whistleblower) cases he and his firm have brought under the federal False Claims Act, including three whistleblower cases against the nation's largest health care provider, Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.
This was the second time Phillips has been included in the National Law Journal's (NLJ) Top 100 honor roll. He also was named in the previous one, in 1997. NLJ compiles its list of the "100 most influential lawyers" every three years.
Last year, NLJ named Phillips one of the Top 10 civil litigators in Washington, D.C., calling him a "litigation pioneer" for his qui tam work.
Phillips worked closely with Congress to revise and strengthen the False Claims Act in 1986.
For more information about Phillips & Cohen's record, see P&C's Successful Whistleblower Cases.