WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 9, 2020 – U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” initiative has named Phillips & Cohen LLP to its 2021 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for the firm’s work representing healthcare whistleblowers.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Phillips & Cohen has been named to 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 firm’s standing among other leading lawyers and clients in the same regions and corresponding practice areas.

Phillips & Cohen’s attorneys have represented whistleblowers in record-setting healthcare 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.

In the past year, Phillips & Cohen’s attorneys has represented healthcare whistleblowers in several significant healthcare fraud settlements:

  • West Virginia’s Wheeling Hospital agreed to pay $50 million to settle a Phillips & Cohen whistleblower lawsuit alleging violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Medical equipment maker ResMed agreed to pay $39.5 million to settle several whistleblower lawsuits – including one brought by Phillips & Cohen – alleging the company paid kickbacks in the form of free “resupply services.”
  • Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas paid $500,000 to settle a Phillips & Cohen whistleblower lawsuit alleging that electronic health records company Viztek (acquired by Konica Minolta) had cheated on certification tests to hide serious issues with its software.

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 $12.3 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 have featured many stories about our cases and 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.



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