false claims attorney

Kathryn M. Schilling


Kathryn M. Schilling is a national whistleblower attorney who brings extensive experience to Kenney & McCafferty’s whistleblower clients. Ms. Schilling has almost twenty years of legal experience, including litigating complex civil matters and the representation of whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases.  Ms. Schilling also represents whistleblowers in claims brought under reward programs with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.

Ms. Schilling has acted as counsel in numerous significant victories on behalf of whistleblowers. Most recently, Ms. Schilling represented the whistleblowers in the noteworthy October, 2015 $85 million mortgage fraud settlement involving Fifth Third Bank, which allowed the government to recoup significant funds from Fifth Third to restore taxpayer dollars, as well as the landmark March, 2016 $623 million settlement involving Olympus Corp. of the Americas. The Olympus settlement was a historic achievement under the False Claims Act. The settlement is the largest ever under the FCA by a medical device manufacturer and the largest total amount paid in U.S. history for violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Ms. Schilling has also successfully represented whistleblowers in securing significant awards from the both the IRS and SEC. Whistleblower anonymity is a key protection afforded in most cases by the SEC and IRS Whistleblower Programs, and the whistleblowers in those cases have chosen to remain anonymous.

Prior to joining Kenney & McCafferty, Ms. Schilling was a partner in a prestigious litigation firm, where her practice focused on complex commercial cases. An experienced litigator, Ms. Schilling has played a key role in a wide variety of federal and state cases, and has argued cases at the federal district court and federal appellate court level.

Ms. Schilling consistently has been selected as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” every year since 2012, and prior to that, was named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” during the years 2004-2011. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Schilling is a member of the Whitpain Township Zoning Hearing Board, having been appointed to that position in 2008.

Ms. Schilling received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1997. At Rutgers, she was a staff member and Editor of the Rutgers Law Review from 1995-1997. She received her B.A. from Loyola University of Maryland in 1993.


Record breaking $623 million settlement against Olympus Corporation of the Americas in 2016. Kenney & McCafferty represented the former Compliance Officer, who was the only person to ever step forward and alert corporate executives, and then the Government, to Olympus’ kickback schemes.

Significant $85 million settlement against Fifth Third Bank. Kenney & McCafferty represented whistleblowers who alerted the government to Fifth Third’s fraudulent appraisal practices which allowed the government to recoup significant funds from Fifth Third.


J.D., Rutgers University
B.A., Political Science, Loyola University

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