I concentrate my practice on complex litigation, specifically representing whistleblowers in qui tam or False Claims Act law suits in state and federal courts throughout the United States and tax and securities whistleblowers with claims under the IRS and SEC whistleblower programs.
I have worked on a series of False Claims Act cases against large drug companies for fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid drug pricing. This litigation has returned well over $1 billion to state and federal governments pursuant to the Federal and State False Claims Acts, including a $150 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline PLC, a $190 million settlement with Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and a $280 million settlement in United States of America ex rel Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. v. Boehringer Ingelheim Corp., et al. (Civil Action No. 07-10248, D. Mass.). In addition to representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases, I have experience representing whistleblowers both in cases involving claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
I also represent shareholders in securities class action cases, assisting in litigation that recovered millions of dollars in settlements including: In re: Adams Golf Securities Litigation, Civ. Action No. 99-371 (D. Del. 1999) (settled for approximately $17 million); In re: American Business Financial Services, Inc. Noteholders Litigation, No. 05-232 (E.D. Pa.)(settled for approximately $17 million); and Mazur v. Concord Camera et al., Case No. 04-61159 (S.D. Fla. 2004) (settled for approximately $2 million).
I received a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University. While attending Stanford University, I captained the Stanford University Women's Soccer Team, was on the Scholar Athlete and Honor Roll and served on the Women's Soccer Pacific Ten Conference All-Academic Team. I earned her Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law School Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.
I am presently an adjunct professor at Villanova University, teaching a white collar crime and corporate deviance course and at Widener University School of Law teaching a corproate deviance course. I speak on various topics regarding whistleblower laws.
I was named a "2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track" by the Legal Intelligencer and a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star" in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Philadelphia Magazine after an extensive nomination and polling process among Pennsylvania lawyers. Iwas placed on Philadelphia's First Judicial District's 2010 and 2011 Roll of Honor for Pro Bono Service for her service in the community, including acting as a volunteer attorney for the Education Law Center,Veterans Pro Bono Consortium, Philadelphia VIP Mortgage Foreclosure Program, the Homeless Advocacy Project, and HIAS.
I am currently the Chief Operating Officer (formerly the Director of Development) and Board Member of the Junior League of Philadelphia, an organizaion consisting of approximately 900 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Lawyer on the Fast Track||Legal Intelligencer||2014|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2012|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyer||2011|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Shareholder/Partner||Berger & Montague, P.C.||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|The Monitor, Associaiton of Clinical Research Professionals||Violations of Good Laboratory Practice Regulations Can Potentially Lead to False Claims Act Liability||2014|
|National Employment Lawyer Association||Release of Claims and the False Claims Act: An Employee's Ability To Pursue Qui-Tam Claims Against Its Former Employer After Signing a Release||2013|
|American Bar Association||An Introduction to Whistleblower/Qui Tam Claims||2012|
|Stanford University||Dual BA||N/A|
|Stanford University||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Villanova University School of Law||JD||N/A|
|Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Global Conference||Fraud Enforcement in Clinical Research under the False Claims Act||2014|
|American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference||SEC Whistblower Act||2013|
|Shining The Light On Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims||Basics of Litigating Under The False Claims Act||2013|
|United States of America ex rel Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc.||Settled|
|U.S. ex rel. Gale v. Omnicare, Inc., Civil Action Number 1:10-cv-0127 (N.D. Ohio)||Settled for over $120 million|
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