The firm also announces that directors James Sabella and Mary Thomas will co-chair its False Claims litigation practice group
NEW YORK and WILMINGTON, Delaware, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading whistleblower firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. today announced that Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, of counsel to G&E and former Delaware Attorney General, will expand his work on behalf of the Firm's whistleblower clients. As Attorney General, Mr. Biden's work on behalf of homeowners led to more than $200 million in financial benefits to Delaware consumers and government agencies and, under his leadership, the Delaware Department of Justice participated in settlements with three of the nation's largest banks, making Delaware one of only four states to do so.
"This is a natural extension of what Beau does best," said G&E co-founder and managing director Stuart Grant. "With Beau, whistleblower clients know they have an advocate who is willing to fight for them and put their best interest at heart."
Additionally, the Firm announced that it has named directors James J. Sabella and Mary S. Thomas as co-heads of G&E's whistleblower/Qui-Tam litigation practice.
"Collectively, Jim and Mary have a significant track record of experience and successful results in representing the Firm's clients in whistleblower cases," Grant added. "Their expertise in working with the Department of Justice, numerous state attorneys general and other government entities is a great benefit to our qui-tam litigation group and, more importantly, the clients we represent."
Mr. Sabella, who has been with G&E since 2004, has over thirty-five years of experience in complex civil litigation involving trial and appellate work in state and federal courts. Mr. Sabella has represented whistleblowers in major cases that have resulted in large recoveries, including a $95 million recovery involving fraudulent mortgage assignments resolved as part of the government's $25 billion settlement with five of the world's largest banks. Mr. Sabella is a 1976 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Law Review. He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia College in 1972 and a B.S. in 1973 from the Columbia School of Engineering where he was valedictorian.
Ms. Thomas, who joined G&E in 2006, has twenty years of experience in complex civil litigation. Ms. Thomas investigates qui tam related claims and represents whistleblowers in false claims act cases. She currently represents the relator in a Delaware False Claims and Reporting Act case concerning unclaimed gift card balances. Ms. Thomas graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1994 and magna cum laude from the University of Delaware in 1991.
Over the past several years, G&E's false claims litigation practice has had unprecedented success representing whistleblowers in the government's $1.6 billion settlement with Abbott (2012); its $1.04 billion settlement with GlaxoSmithKline (2012); its $257 million settlement with Pfizer (Wyeth) (2013); its $97 million settlement with Community Health Systems (2014); and its $24.9 million dollar settlement with Amgen (2013). The Firm currently represents relators in a number of ongoing cases.
About Grant & Eisenhofer
Grant & Eisenhofer is one of the nation's leading litigation firms, with a highly successful track record representing plaintiffs in complex litigation and arbitration matters. The firm has offices in Wilmington, New York, Washington DC and Chicago, and an international docket of high-profile cases. G&E's clients include institutional investors, whistleblowers and other stakeholders in securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, consumer class actions, antitrust suits, bankruptcy litigation and whistleblower cases involving the False Claims Act. The firm has recovered more than $28 billion in the last 10 years and has twice been cited by RiskMetrics for securing the highest average investor recovery in securities class actions. G&E has been named one of the country's top plaintiffs' law firms by The National Law Journal for the past ten years, and was named one of the nation's "Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms" by Law360. For more information, visit www.gelaw.com.
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