Molly Beth Knobler has significant experience representing US and international whistleblowers in whistleblower protection and reward programs.
She has handled “qui tam” cases involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Stark violations, kickbacks in the healthcare industry, overcharging by government contractors, customs fraud and other types of fraud against the government.
She also represents clients in whistleblower claims with the IRS and the US Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower programs, such as cases involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a US anti-bribery law.
Some of the whistleblower cases Ms. Knobler has worked on include ones against:
- Adventist Health Systems for alleged Stark violations and billing fraud. ($118.7 million settlement.)
- Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for allegedly inflating the costs of a government-funded program, which cheated the government out of millions. ($11.75 million settlement.)
- Zwanger-Pesiri Inc., a New York radiology company, for allegedly billing Medicare and Medicaid for radiology procedures that weren’t ordered by doctors and were medically unnecessary. ($10.5 million settlement.)
Ms. Knobler received her law degree from Stanford University Law School, where she was Submissions Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy. During that time, she worked for the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic on cases that concerned the Endangered Species Act, state and federal land use laws and other environmental statutes.
As a law student, Ms. Knobler interned with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, working on cases involving state consumer protection and freedom of information laws. She also was a law clerk for a Legal Services clinic that represented low-income, chronically ill clients in California.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Knobler worked as a paralegal for a law firm in Washington, DC. She is admitted to the bar in Washington, DC.