Monday, October 28, 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award for whistleblower work given to Mary Louise Cohen

The Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund honored Phillips & Cohen partner Mary Louise Cohen with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on whistleblower cases.

Cohen is responsible for “bringing some of the first and largest (False Claims Act) cases ever won or settled,” said TAFEF in an announcement Oct. 24, including a $302 million settlement against Quest Diagnostics. TAFEF called Cohen a “pioneer of False Claims Act litigation” who brought some of the first “qui tam” (whistleblower) cases and some of the largest ever won or settled.

Phillips & Cohen’s cases have helped the government recover over $11 billion in civil settlements and related criminal fines, making it the most successful law firm representing whistleblowers in the U.S.