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Our Expertise

Phillips & Cohen is one of the few law firms whose practice is devoted exclusively to representing whistleblowers and helping them get rewards. We have the longest-standing whistleblower practice under government reward programs, and we are the most successful law firm at achieving successful outcomes for whistleblower clients. We have won for our whistleblower clients more than $1 billion in rewards.

Our whistleblower attorneys are at the forefront in pursuing whistleblower cases through the whistleblower reward programs under the False Claims Act (qui tam cases) and at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

As the result of our efforts and the work of a client who exposed massive securities fraud, the SEC awarded more than $30 million to our client, which is the SEC’s largest whistleblower award.

Two of our “qui tam” (False Claims Act) cases, brought on behalf of whistleblowers, were major components of the largest health care fraud settlements ever ($3 billion and $2.3 billion in civil and criminal penalties). Another whistleblower lawsuit we brought resulted in the largest settlement ever paid by a defense contractor in a “qui tam” case.

Phillips & Cohen has built its reputation on more than its success in cases involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud, defense contractor fraud, securities law and tax law. The whistleblower law firm also is known for its trailblazing application of the law to pursue types of fraud the government is unaware exists, such as using the False Claims Act to stop “yield-burning” in municipal bond transactions, fraudulent purchase of FCC licenses and the sale of defective medical equipment.

The law firm was co-founded by a public-interest lawyer who worked with Congress to help write and pass the modern-day False Claims Act and its “qui tam provisions.” Our firm consulted with the IRS Whistleblower Office, the SEC and the CFTC to help set up their whistleblower reward programs.

The expertise of Phillips & Cohen attorneys in whistleblower cases is recognized by the media in the US and other countries. Our attorneys are quoted in newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Folha De S. Paulo (Brazil), Le Journal du Dimanche (France) and other publications. And our whistleblower cases have been featured on “60 Minutes,” the BBC’s “Panorama” and other major news shows.

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