Washington, DC, September 19 , 2023 —Phillips & Cohen proudly announces that Sam Brown, Emily Stabile, and John Tremblay have been elevated from associate to partner at the whistleblower law firm. The three have contributed their legal talents to dozens of cases that together have returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the U.S. Treasury and harmed investors.
“Sam, Emily, and John have made significant contributions to Phillips & Cohen and helped recover millions stolen from the government and investors,” said Erika Kelton, a partner and whistleblower attorney at Phillips & Cohen. “Their commitment to whistleblowers is unwavering and we know they will bring that dedication as partners at Phillips & Cohen.”
Sam Brown represents whistleblower clients under a broad range of whistleblower programs, including the in False Claims Act cases and whistleblower claims with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Mr. Brown has worked on numerous whistleblower claims made to the SEC alleging fraud and manipulation in the cryptocurrency market, false and misleading disclosures, accounting fraud, offering fraud, the sale of unregistered securities, and breaches of fiduciary duty by investment advisers. He recently assisted in securing a client a $1.25 million SEC whistleblower award.
Sam’s CFTC whistleblower cases include one alleging manipulation of commodity futures prices that resulted in a successful enforcement action. He also has experience handling CFTC whistleblower cases involving spoofing and other abuses in the futures markets, manipulation in foreign exchange and oil and gas markets, as well as violations related to cryptocurrencies and swaps. His Medicare and Medicaid fraud qui tam cases have involved kickbacks, medically unnecessary services, and fraudulent billing, as well as fraud by Medicare Advantage plans.
Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an executive editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. He works out of Phillips & Cohen’s Washington, DC office.
Emily Stabile represents whistleblowers in qui tam cases under the False Claims Act as well as claims with the SEC’s and the IRS’s whistleblower programs.
She played an important role in the complex whistleblower case against Office Depot, which alleged that the office supply giant overcharged more than 1,000 California cities, counties, school districts, and other government entities. Office Depot paid $68.5 million to settle the qui tam case. She also represented the whistleblowers in a significant case against Lincare Holdings that settled for $29 million and is believed to be the first successful False Claims Act case against a healthcare supplier for overcharging the Medicare Advantage program for its services.
Ms. Stabile has experience representing whistleblower clients in matters concerning fraud in SPAC transactions, failures to provide best execution, and disclosure misrepresentations.
Emily joined Phillips & Cohen after graduating from University of California’s Berkeley School of Law where she served as an editor for the California Law Review. She works out of Phillips & Cohen’s San Francisco office.
John Tremblay concentrates on representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases and a range of financial fraud claims with SEC’s and the CFTC’s whistleblower reward programs.
His successful qui tam cases include Medicare and Medicaid fraud whistleblower cases involving kickbacks, fraudulent billing and mischaracterization of laboratory services, and the falsification of pharmacy claims for costly prescription drugs, services performed by unlicensed providers, and non-bona fide donation schemes. John has deep experience in matters alleging the bribery of foreign officials in violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Tremblay was on the team representing two international whistleblower clients who filed a joint submission to the SEC and received a $37 million award and a whistleblower who received a $20 million award from the SEC.
He also represented a whistleblower in a qui tam case alleging a laboratory delayed diagnostic testing in order to seek additional Medicare reimbursement to which it was not entitled. The laboratory paid $2.8 million to settle the case.
Mr. Tremblay, who is fluent in Spanish, received his law degree from the University of California’s Berkeley School of Law, where he was senior articles editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. John works out of Phillips & Cohen’s Washington, DC office.
Phillips & Cohen is the most successful law firm representing whistleblowers, with recoveries from cases totaling over $12.8 billion and 22 awards for clients under Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward programs. The firm includes the former first head of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, the former director of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Office, a former deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the author of a leading treatise on the False Claims Act, and numerous attorneys with decades of experience representing whistleblowers.