P&C's Successful Whistleblower Cases

Phillips & Cohen's record of success with whistleblower cases is unmatched by any other law firm. Our whistleblower cases have recovered more than $12.1 billion in civil settlements and related criminal fines, and we have won more than $1 billion in whistleblower rewards for our clients.

Phillips & Cohen has won record-setting settlements and big awards for our clients in qui tam cases. We have helped other clients win the largest whistleblower award the SEC has made (more than $32 million) and another SEC whistleblower reward for over $3 million under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program. We also have secured several whistleblower rewards for a client from the IRS.

If you are thinking about becoming a whistleblower, contact us or see "Who to contact if you want to be a whistleblower."


DefendantSettlement AmountAllegations
GlaxoSmithKline$3 billion*Off-label marketing, kickbacks – 6 drugs
Pfizer Inc.$2.3 billion*Off-label marketing of Bextra
TAP Pharmaceuticals$875 million*Kickbacks to doctors
HCA Inc.$631 million*Medicare fraud (cost reports)
Cephalon Inc.$425 million*Off-label marketing
DaVita Healthcare Partners$400 millionKickbacks to doctors
Northrop Grumman$325 millionFalse certification (electronic components)
Quest Diagnostics$302 millionFaulty medical tests
Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, et al.$200+ millionYield-burning of muni bonds
Los Angeles DWP$160 millionOvercharging (electric rates)
Mario Gabelli and his affiliates$130 millionTelecom licenses
Adventist Health System$118.7 millionStark Act violations (physician referrals)
Teledyne Inc.$115 millionFalse certification, overbilling
Northrop Grumman$111 millionOverbilling (defense contracts)
National Health Laboratories$110 million*Unnecessary blood tests
More than 130 hospitals$105 millionMedicare billing fraud (kyphoplasty back procedure)
Boehringer Ingelheim$95 millionOff-label marketing, kickbacks
Verizon$93.5 millionBilling fraud
Quorum Health Group$85.7 millionMedicare fraud (cost reports)
Defense contractor$82 millionImproper cost allocation
Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Ortho Mc-Neil Pharmaceutical LLC$81 million*Off-label marketing (Topamax)
Community Health Systems hospitals$75 millionIndigent care funds scheme
Medtronic Spine LLC$75 millionMedicare fraud billing scheme
Louis Berger Group$69.3 million*Billing fraud (Afghanistan contract)
Office Depot$68.5 millionOvercharging for office supplies
Toshiba Corp.$63 millionDefective laptop computers
General Electric$59.5 millionDiversion of foreign military aid
7 hospitals (Texas, Calif., Fla., Nev.)$55 millionMedicare fraud (cost reports)
Singer Co.$50 millionFalse cost and pricing data (defense contract)
C.R. Bard Inc.$48.2 millionKickbacks to doctors and hospitals
Ensign Group$48 millionNursing home billing fraud
Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.$47 millionOvercharging, kickbacks - blood tests
Alpharma Inc.$42.5 millionKickbacks to doctors (Kadian)
MetPath and MetWest$39.8 millionBilling for unnecessary blood tests
Alliant Techsystems (ATK)$37 millionSold defective military flares to US military
3 physician practice groups (University of Washington)$35 millionOverbilling Medicare and Medicaid
Home health agency, Calif.$33.8 millionMedicare fraud
Inter-Tel Technologies, et al.$33 millionBid-rigging, fraud (E-rate programs)
Formosa Plastics Corp. USA$22.5 millionFailure to meet certain industry standards
James Jones Co., Watts Industries, Tyco International, Mueller Co.$20.8 millionSubstandard parts for water supply systems
Orphan (Jazz Pharmaceuticals)$20 millionOff-label marketing of Xyrem
Sodexo Inc.$20 millionKickbacks (food, beverage contracts)
Omnicare Inc.$19.8 millionKickbacks (nursing homes pharma contracts)
Chartwells, Compass Group USA, et al$19.4 millionMismanagement of school meals programs
Doshi Diagnostic Imaging Services$15.5 million*Medicare, Medicaid fraud (billing)
Harris Co. Hospital District$15 millionMedicare, Medicaid fraud (billing)
Adventist Health$14.1 millionKickbacks for patient referrals
SavaSeniorCare, Mariner Health Care, et al.$14 millionMedicare, Medicaid fraud (kickbacks)
Allegheny Teledyne$13.95 millionBilling fraud - defense contracts
FMC Corp.$13 millionBilling fraud – defense contracts
SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories$13 millionBilling for unnecessary blood tests
Northrop Grumman$12.5 millionTesting of electronic components
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)$11.75 millionSole-source contract fraud
CA Technologies$11 millionBilling fraud
MetPath and Unilab Corp.$11 millionBilling for unnecessary blood tests
Corning Clinical Laboratories, Unilab Corp.$11 millionBilling for unnecessary blood tests
Damon Clinical Laboratories$9.8 millionBilling for unnecessary blood tests
Tenet Healthcare Corp.$9.75 millionMedicare fraud (cost reports)
KPMG$9 millionMedicare fraud (cost reports)
U.S. Renal Care$7.3 millionOvercharged Medicare for dialysis patients' drugs
Florida radiologist$7 millionMedicare fraud (medical scans)
Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies$7 millionDefective medical monitoring devices
Sharp Memorial Hospital$6.2 millionMedicare fraud (transplant costs)
Providian Financial Corp. and Total System Services$6 millionU.S. Postal Service fraud
CSX Transportation$6 millionOvercharging – government contract
Omnicare Inc.$5.3 millionMedicaid fraud (pharma billing)
Hughes Aircraft$4 millionFalse certification (electronic components)
American Systems, Anixter and Corning$3 millionKickbacks to win CIA contracts
Cypress Pharmaceutical and Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals$2.8 millionFalsely marketing pharma products as approved by the FDA
Singulex Inc.$1.5 millionBilling fraud (blood tests)
ev3 (Medtronic)$1.25 millionMedicare fraud billing scheme
Gilbane Building Co.$1.1 millionFraud in government construction contract
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co.$1 millionITAR and arms control violations

*Includes related criminal fine and/or other qui tam cases.