WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2020 – Best Lawyers has named Phillips & Cohen partners Mary Louise Cohen and Erika Kelton to its 2020 list of top qui tam lawyers in the Washington, DC, metro area for their outstanding work representing whistleblowers.
Both attorneys have decades of experience representing whistleblowers and are widely celebrated for their achievements.
- Cohen, dubbed “the queen of qui tam” by Lawdragon, is a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen. Her pioneering work in the field of whistleblower law and her success representing whistleblowers in complex cases have been recognized with many awards. This includes a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the nonprofit, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, which focuses on whistleblower laws and litigation.
- Kelton is an internationally recognized whistleblower attorney known for her record-breaking fraud cases and her success at winning clients significant whistleblower rewards under US whistleblower regimes. One of her international clients received one of the largest whistleblower awards (more than $32 million) from the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She also represented the leading whistleblowers in the largest healthcare fraud settlements ever: GlaxoSmithKline’s $3 billion settlement and Pfizer’s $2.3 billion settlement.
Best Lawyers recognizes the top tier of practicing attorneys in the United States. It highlights top lawyers by geographical area and their respective legal practice area. The list is based on peer reviews and research by Best Lawyers.
About Phillips & Cohen
Phillips & Cohen LLP is the nation’s most successful law firm representing whistleblowers, having recovered over $12.3 billion in civil settlements and criminal fines with its cases. The firm represents whistleblowers in qui tam cases brought under the False Claims Act as well as in cases brought under the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Internal Revenue Service whistleblower programs.
If you are aware of fraud against the government or corporate wrongdoing that violates securities or commodities laws and would like a free, confidential review of your matter by an attorney, contact Phillips & Cohen.