Whistleblower attorney Claire Sylvia named “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct. 8, 2021 – Phillips & Cohen partner Claire M. Sylvia was honored as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation for 2021 for her record of success representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases and for her expertise in False Claims Act matters.

This is the fourth year in a row that Benchmark Litigation has selected Sylvia as a “Litigation Star.”

Sylvia has represented whistleblowers in a variety of successful False Claims Act matters, winning significant settlements from defendants in a various industries and securing meaningful awards for her whistleblower clients.

Sylvia brought qui tam cases against defense contractor Alliant Techsystems ($37 million settlement) and Adventist Health ($14.1 million settlement).

Earlier this year, Sylvia represented the whistleblower in a qui tam case again military contractor AAR Corp, securing a $11 million settlement and a $2.16 million award for her client.

She also represented the whistleblower in a ground-breaking case against Cisco Systems that settled for $8.6 million in 2019. It is likely the first successful qui tam case involving cybersecurity issues.

Sylvia is a nationally recognized leader in qui tam discourse. Her book, The False Claims Act: Fraud Against the Government, (West 2016), is an important contribution to the field. She has additionally testified at committee hearings of the US Congress and the California state legislature on healthcare fraud and the False Claims Act.

Benchmark Litigation says it selects its “Litigation Star” honorees based on attorneys’ records of success and recommendations by their clients and peers, highlighting “only firms and litigators that are of an elite status.”

About Phillips & Cohen

Phillips & Cohen is the most successful law firm representing whistleblowers, with recoveries from our cases totaling over $12.8 billion. We have been recognized for our work by numerous national awards. Our attorneys and cases have been in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and other news media. 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. Contact us.


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