Phillips & Cohen is one of the few law firms whose practice is devoted exclusively to representing whistleblowers and helping them get rewards. We have the longest-standing "qui tam" whistleblower practice, and we are the most successful law firm at achieving successful outcomes for whistleblower clients.
Two of our cases, brought on behalf of whistleblowers, were major components of the two largest health care fraud settlements ever ($3 billion and $2.3 billion in civil and criminal penalties). Another whistleblower lawsuit we brought resulted in the largest settlement ever paid by a defense contractor in a "qui tam" case.
Phillips & Cohen is known not just for its success in Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases and defense contractor fraud cases but also for its trailblazing application of the law to pursue types of fraud the government is unaware exists, such as using the False Claims Act to stop "yield-burning" in municipal bond transactions, fraudulent purchase of FCC licenses and the sale of defective medical equipment.
We also are at the forefront in pursuing whistleblower cases through the whistleblower reward programs at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (SEC), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). We have strong relationships with the attorneys and investigators who handle whistleblower cases at government agencies and are effective advocates in many ways for our clients.
The law firm was co-founded by a public-interest lawyer who worked with Congress to help write and pass the modern-day False Claims Act and its "qui tam provisions." Our firm consulted with the IRS Whistleblower Office, the SEC and the CFTC to help set up their whistleblower reward programs.
The expertise of Phillips & Cohen attorneys in whistleblower cases is recognized by the national media. Our attorneys are frequently quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other publications. And several of our qui tam cases have been featured on "60 Minutes" and other national news shows.