Phillips & Cohen Attorneys Featured Speakers at Whistleblower Lawyers Conference

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 19, 2014 -- Three partners from Phillips & Cohen LLP were panelists at various sessions of the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund conference for whistleblower lawyers held this week in Washington, DC.

The conference was attended by several hundred whistleblower lawyers. It featured as speakers the top practitioners in the whistleblower field and key government officials, including the US acting associate attorney general, Stuart Delery, and a number of US Attorneys from various states.

Erika Kelton moderated a discussion with the directors of the Internal Revenue Service and Commodity Futures Trading Commission whistleblower offices. Claire Sylvia provided tips for whistleblowers and their attorneys on how to prepare for qui tam cases, even before they are filed.

Colette Matzzie discussed the latest court interpretations about what are considered "false claims" under the federal False Claims Act.

Erika Kelton TAF 2014

P&C partner Erika Kelton moderates panel featuring Christopher Ehrman (on right), director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office, and Stephen Whitlock (in middle), director of the IRS Whistleblower Office.


Colette TAF 2014

Colette Matzzie, a P&C partner, discusses the latest developments in qui tam (False Claims Act) cases at the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund conference.

About Phillips & Cohen LLP

Phillips & Cohen is the nation's most successful law firm representing whistleblowers, with recoveries for governments totaling $11 billion in civil settlements and criminal fines. For its work on whistleblower cases, Phillips & Cohen was selected for the National Law Journal's elite "Plaintiffs' Hot List" for 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012. The firm's attorneys have been named Lawdragon's "500 Leading Lawyers in America" from 2007 to 2013-2014.