January 27, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Erika A. Kelton and Colette G. Matzzie, partners at Phillips & Cohen LLP, were selected for Lawdragon’s 2013-2014 “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list for their work on qui tam (whistleblower) cases.
Kelton is known for her cases that were major parts of the nation’s top two healthcare fraud settlements – the $3 billion GlaxoSmithKline settlement in 2012 and the $2.3 billion Pfizer Inc. settlement in 2009 – as well for her work representing whistleblowers in claims under the whistleblower reward programs of the Securities Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.
Matzzie’s most recent cases include a qui tam lawsuit against Verizon Communications that settled for $93 million and a whistleblower case against Boehringer Ingelheim that settled for $95 million. This is Matzzie’s third year in a row being named to the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list.
Phillips & Cohen attorneys have been selected to Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list every year since 2007 for their success with whistleblower cases.