Whistleblower attorney Colette Matzzie selected for Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America”

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 11, 2013 -- Colette G. Matzzie, a partner with Phillips & Cohen LLP, was named to Lawdragon's list of the "500 Leading Lawyers in America" for 2012, the magazine announced this week.

It was the second year in a row that Matzzie was named to the list of top attorneys in the nation. Her successful whistleblower cases include a "qui tam" (False Claims Act) lawsuit against Boehringer Ingelheim, which settled for $95 million last year.

The whistleblower lawsuit alleged Boehringer Ingelheim paid kickbacks and promoted "off-label" (unapproved) uses of certain prescription drugs to increase its sales.

Phillips & Cohen is the most successful law firm representing whistleblowers in the U.S. The law firm represents whistleblowers in qui tam cases and in claims under the whistleblower reward programs at the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.