WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 9, 2012 - Whistleblower attorney Mary Louise Cohen, a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen LLP, has been selected for the "Best Lawyers" of Washington, DC, and Baltimore list for 2012 published today.
Cohen was the only lawyer selected for work representing whistleblowers. She was named in the health-care-law category.
She has been a leader in whistleblower cases involving Medicare fraud and other types of healthcare fraud for more than 20 years. A "qui tam" (whistleblower) lawsuit she brought against Quest Diagnostics settled for $302 million and set a record for the largest healthcare fraud settlement ever in a medical device case.
Cohen was lead attorney for a whistleblower case against TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. that was a driving force in in the $875 million settlement. And she was on the legal team that pursued two major landmark cases against the HCA hospital chain for Medicare "cost report" fraud, which were the major components of an $881 million settlement.
About Phillips & Cohen LLP
Phillips & Cohen is the nation's most successful law firm representing whistleblowers. Its cases have resulted in governments recovering more than $9 billion in civil settlements and criminal fines. The law firm represents whistleblowers in "qui tam" cases brought under the False Claims act and whistleblower claims filed under the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission whistleblower reward programs. 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.