Kenney & McCafferty Named 2016 Whistleblower Lawyers of the Year
Kenney & McCafferty is honored to have been named the 2016 Whistleblower Law Firm of the Year by national, nonprofit organization Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund “TAEF.” A public interest organization based in the heart of the nation’s capital, TAEF is dedicated to combating fraud against the government and protecting the public fisc.
In 2016, Kenney & McCafferty represented Olympus whistleblower John Slowick in the largest recovery in the history of the federal False Claims Act for systemic violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. The $623 million settlement is just the latest in the firm’s historic achievements which have spanned the course of the last three decades. In addition to the firm’s tremendous success in 2016, Kenney & McCafferty is also recognized as a leader in the field, having represented whistleblowers for nearly three decades in some of the most significant settlements under the False Claims Act, as well as the IRS and SEC/CFTC Whistleblower Programs.
To date, Kenney & McCafferty’s False Claims Act recoveries have resulted in a staggering $11 billion returned to the public coffers. Kenney & McCafferty’s most notable successes have included the 2013 $3 billion settlement against GlaxoSmithKline which remains, to date, the largest settlement in the history of the federal False Claims Act. In addition, Kenney & McCafferty holds the distinction of representing clients in both the $2.3 billion settlement against Pfizer, Inc. and the $1.4 billion settlement against Eli Lilly.
A quick look at Kenney & McCafferty’s recent achievements demonstrates the firm’s versatility and success across a wide range of industries. Indeed, as evidenced by the 2014 $150 million settlement against home health care behemoth Amedisys, Inc., and the $85 million settlement with Fifth Third Bank involving a broad range of violations involving FHA insured housing loans, Kenney & McCafferty continues to successfully bring new cases in a wide range of industries.
Moreover, the firm has established itself as a leader in cases filed under the IRS, SEC and CFTC Whistleblower programs. Trailblazers in the field of IRS whistleblowing, Kenney & McCafferty filed cases with the IRS even prior to the enactment of the official IRS whistleblower statute. Kenney & McCafferty has recovered in excess of $100 million for the IRS as a result of cases they have filed under the Whistleblower Program.
The accomplished team of attorneys at Kenney & McCafferty is humbled by this recognition from TAEF, and looks forward to continuing their work in the fight against fraud.