Emily Stabile, an associate with Phillips & Cohen, has worked on qui tam cases involving healthcare fraud, government procurement fraud and fraud in the mortgage industry.
She also handles whistleblower claims filed under the whistleblower programs of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.
Ms. Stabile played an important role in the complex whistleblower case against Office Depot, which alleged that the office supply giant overcharged more than 1,000 California cities, counties, school districts and other government entities. Office Depot paid $68.5 million to settle the qui tam case.
She represented whistleblowers in separate qui tam cases against two chains of pain management clinics. One alleged the pain management clinics billed Medicare for unnecessary urine drug tests and settled for $24.5 million. The other whistleblower case, which settled for $7.4 million, alleged pain management clinics billed Medicare for “P-Stims” and other electro-acupuncture devices that aren’t covered.
Ms. Stabile was instrumental in a qui tam case against Medicare Advantage provider Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington (formerly known as Group Health Cooperative) that settled for $6.3 million. The whistleblower lawsuit, which the government joined, alleged Group Health submitted invalid diagnoses codes to Medicare to get inflated reimbursements.
As part of her SEC whistleblower practice, Ms. Stabile represented a whistleblower who was awarded $1.6 million by the SEC for alerting the agency to an ongoing fraudulent scheme and providing extensive assistance in the SEC investigation.
Ms. Stabile is the author of several articles on whistleblower matters and is a co-author of Tax Whistleblower Laws and Programs, which is part of Bloomberg’s Tax Management Portfolios.
She joined Phillips & Cohen after graduating from Berkeley Law at the University of California.
While in law school, she worked as a law clerk for the Human Rights Commission for San Francisco. She also volunteered at the East Bay Community Law Center Tenants’ Rights Workshop in Berkeley, California.
Currently, Ms. Stabile serves on the board of Taxpayers Against Fraud’s Young Lawyers Division. She is admitted to the bar in California.
- “Fla. clinic to pay $24.5 mln to settle overbilling claims, lying to COVID relief program,” Reuters, April 12, 2022.
- “FCA Whistleblower Retaliation Ruling Raises Stakes for Employers,” Bloomberg Law.
- “Illinois Supreme Court ruling in whistleblower case is victory for insurance fraud fight,” Journal of Insurance Fraud in America, February 2, 2021.
- “Opinion: Stop the repeal of important tool to fight Medicaid fraud,” Juneau Empire, May 16, 2019.
- “Rethinking Compliance: The Role of Whistleblowers,” University of Cincinnati Law Review, April 2018.
- “Tax Whistleblower Laws and Programs,” Bloomberg BNA, March 1, 2018.
- “NJ, NY pain management clinics pay $7.4 million to settle Medicare fraud case,” My Central Jersey, January 13, 2022.
- “The False Claims Act in the Appellate Courts” – Taxpayers Against Fraud webinar, August 2021.
- “Developments at the IRS” – Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Virtual Conference, October 2020.