WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2016 – Two Phillips & Cohen LLP whistleblower lawyers, Mary Louise Cohen and Erika Kelton, were selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers List for Washington, DC, by Super Lawyers magazine.
Cohen, a founding partner of the firm, has been called the “queen of qui tam” and has represented whistleblowers in numerous “qui tam” (whistleblower) cases brought under the False Claims Act, including a case against Quest Diagnostics that resulted in a $302 million settlement. In 2013, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, a non-profit organization that supports whistleblowers and their attorneys.
Kelton, also a partner at Phillips & Cohen, has set records for whistleblower cases brought under the False Claims Act and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower program. She represented the leading whistleblowers in a $3 billion settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, which is the largest healthcare fraud settlement ever. Kelton helped secure for an international whistleblower client the largest whistleblower award the SEC has ever paid out – more than $32 million.
Cohen and Kelton have been included in the Super Lawyers list the last three years in a row. Cohen and Kelton also were named to Lawdragon magazine’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list earlier this year.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers that bases its selections on independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of lawyers in Washington, DC, received the distinction.