WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 12, 2021 –Phillips & Cohen LLP has been named to US News Best Lawyers® 2022 “Best Law Firms” list for the law firm’s work representing whistleblowers, particularly healthcare whistleblowers.

This is the sixth year in a row that Phillips & Cohen has been recognized on the “Best Law Firms” list.

Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report say the “Best Law Firms” honorees have “an impressive overall performance in … a given practice area.”

Phillips & Cohen is ranked as a “Metropolitan Tier 1” law firm in healthcare law on the regional “Best Law Firms” list for Washington, DC, in the healthcare law category.

The Tier 1 label, according to Best Lawyers, reflects a law firm’s standing among other leading lawyers and clients in the same regions and corresponding practice areas.

To be eligible for the 2022 recognition, a law firm must have at least one lawyer in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty. Phillips & Cohen whistleblower attorneys Mary Louise Cohen, Erika Kelton, Peter Chatfield, Colette Matzzie, and Larry Zoglin were named in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Phillips & Cohen’s attorneys have represented whistleblowers in record-setting cases, including the two largest healthcare fraud settlements to date: a $3 billion settlement by GlaxoSmithKline and a $2.3 billion settlement by Pfizer Inc.

Phillips & Cohen attorneys represented whistleblowers in a number of significant cases that settled in the past year, including:

  • A “qui tam” (whistleblower) case against Prime Healthcare, its founder and a cardiologist that alleged kickbacks and fraud, which settled for $37.5 million.
  • A whistleblower case against defense contractor AAR Corp. that alleged the company failed to meet safety and maintenance requirements for planes it used to transport US military personnel and cargo in Afghanistan. The case settled for $11 million.
  • A qui tam lawsuit against healthcare tech company CareCloud, which paid $3.8 million to settle whistleblower allegations of kickbacks related to electronic health records technology.

The “Best Law Firms” list is based on an evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews by leading attorneys in their field.



Phillips & Cohen is the most successful law firm representing whistleblowers, with recoveries from our cases totaling over $12.8 billion. We have been recognized for our work by numerous national awards. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and other news media frequently cover our cases and cite our attorneys. Phillips & Cohen’s roster includes former federal prosecutors, the first head of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, a former deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the author of a leading treatise on the False Claims Act and attorneys with decades of experience representing whistleblowers. Contact us.


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