Qui tam lawyers for whistleblowers nationwide
Phillips & Cohen LLP is the nation’s most successful law firm representing whistleblowers in “qui tam” (False Claims Act) lawsuits. On behalf of whistleblowers, our lawyers bring qui tam cases involving Medicare fraud and other types of fraud under federal and state false claims laws.
Qui tam lawsuits brought by Phillips & Cohen on behalf of whistleblowers have returned more than $11.6 billion to the U.S. Treasury, making it by far the top whistleblower law firm in the country. We have won more than $1 billion in total whistleblower rewards for our clients.
Our cases were the largest components of the two biggest healthcare fraud settlements ever: GlaxoSmithKline’s $3 billion settlement in 2012 and Pfizer’s $2.3 billion settlement in 2009. We also have had whistleblower cases that resulted in record recoveries from a defense contractor in a qui tam case (Northrop Grumman – $325 million) and from a medical lab company for a faulty product (Quest Diagnostics – $302 million).
Phillips & Cohen’s lawyers have represented whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits for nearly 25 years. A founding partner of the law firm worked closely with Congress to write and pass the modern-day False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions. Another partner is the author of a leading legal reference book on the False Claims Act and qui tam lawsuits, The False Claims Act: Fraud Against the Government,” that’s cited in qui tam cases and court rulings.
Phillips & Cohen and several of its qui tam cases figure prominently in a highly praised book published by Atlantic Monthly Press. In Giantkillers: the Team and the Law that Help Whistleblowers Recover America’s Stolen Billions, author Henry Scammell recounts the history of the False Claims Act and provides in-depth accounts of several whistleblower cases.
Phillips & Cohen attorneys are nationally recognized experts on qui tam lawsuits and other types of whistleblower cases and are frequently quoted in publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Several of their qui tam cases have been profiled on 60 Minutes and other news shows.