Through a $465 million settlement, Finch McCranie’s Michael A. Sullivan and James J. Breen of the Breen Law Firm successfully represented a whistleblower whose qui tam case under the False Claims Act helped return hundreds of millions to the United States and various states for Medicaid rebates underpaid on new EpiPen products introduced in 2009.
The Department of Justice announced the settlement on August 17, 2017, of two qui tam cases pending in the District of Massachusetts, United States, et al. ex rel. sanofi-aventis US LLC v. Mylan Inc., et al., and our case, United States, et al. ex rel. Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. Mylan Inc., et al..
These cases illustrate the importance of the False Claims Act to uncover and stop fraud and false claims in health care and other industries, which harm taxpayers by stealing taxpayer dollars needed to provide medical care and other services.
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Finch McCranie, LLP is one of the most experienced specialty law firms in the United States, with a history of more than 50 years. Led by former federal prosecutors, Finch McCranie has excelled in representing plaintiffs in wrongful death, serious personal injury, and False Claims Act whistleblower cases, as well as in representing companies and individuals in federal white collar criminal investigations and complex commercial litigation. Our firm has earned the highest rating (“AV”) from Martindale-Hubbell, which rates law firms nationwide.
Unlike many other firms that handle complex matters, Finch McCranie’s lawyers regularly try cases. Our jury trial experience allows us to be cost-effective in preparing cases for settlement or trial and to approach each case with a readiness to go to trial. Our proven track record enables us to resolve many cases before trial in a way most beneficial to our clients.
In 2015, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and former PepsiCo General Counsel Larry D. Thompson joined Finch McCranie as counsel in our Atlanta, Georgia office. Since then, Finch McCranie has expanded its services in corporate compliance, monitorships and internal investigations.