Phillips & Cohen – Whistleblower Attorneys

Phillips & Cohen attorneys have decades of experience working with whistleblowers and winning successful outcomes, including many that are record-breaking whistleblower settlements.

Our attorneys – most recently, Mary Louise CohenErika A. Kelton and Colette G. Matzzie – are regularly named to Lawdragon’s "500 Leading Lawyers in America" lists as well as other top lawyer lists, such as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in the US. Erika A. Kelton has been recognized as "Whistleblower Lawyer of the Year" by a national whistleblower advocacy organization.

Sean X. McKessy joined Phillips & Cohen after serving as first chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Whistleblower. As the first head of the office, McKessy helped build the SEC whistleblower program and knows it better than anyone.

Peter P. Budetti, an attorney and physician, is a former deputy administrator with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who has an exceptional knowledge of government healthcare programs and Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Two other attorneys, Jeffrey W. Dickstein and Amy L. Easton, are former government prosecutors with extensive experience in healthcare fraud cases.

Another whistleblower attorney, Claire M. Sylvia, is the author of a leading treatise on the False Claims Act and its qui tam (whistleblower) provisions. The False Claims Act: Fraud Against the Government (West, 2010) is recognized as an authoritative source on qui tam cases and is regularly cited in federal court rulings.

Martindale-Hubbell, which rates lawyers based on ethical standards and professional ability, gives Phillips & Cohen attorneys its highest ratings for professional excellence.

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