WASHINGON, DC, April 19, 2019 – Molly Knobler, an associate attorney with Phillips & Cohen LLP, has been selected as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers’ list for 2019 for her work representing whistleblowers.
It is the second year in a row that Knobler has been recognized on the “Rising Star” list for the Washington, DC, metro area.
Knobler, a graduate of Stanford Law School, represented whistleblowers in two noteworthy cases that settled last year.
- Rotech Healthcare paid a total of $9.95 million dollars to the federal government and certain states to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the homecare medical equipment company engaged in a fraudulent billing scheme involving oxygen equipment and oxygen supplies provided for homecare use by Medicare and Medicaid patients.
- A British online clothing retailer, Pure Collection Ltd., and its CEO paid a total of $908,100 to the US government to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a UK resident. It was the first time a UK resident collected a reward under the False Claims Act for alleging customs evasion by a British company.
Knobler has worked on a number of other significant whistleblower cases, including one against Adventist Health Systems that alleged Stark violations and billing fraud. Adventist paid $118.7 million to the government to settle that case.
In addition to representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases, Knobler represents clients in whistleblower claims with the IRS and the US Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower programs.
In compiling the list of “Rising Star” attorneys, Super Lawyers says it “searches for lawyers who have attained certain honors, results or credentials, which indicate a high degree of peer recognition or professional competence.”
The attorneys are evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement including settlements, representative clients and experience.
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