LONDON, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips & Cohen LLP, the leading whistleblower law firm, has opened a London office as part of its continuing commitment to provide whistleblowers with expert and experienced representation globally.
Phillips & Cohen LLP represented the international whistleblower who received the largest award from the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) – more than US$32 million – and the law firm's lawyers represent many other whistleblower clients in Britain and abroad.
"Both the SEC's and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's enforcement reach is global," said Erika Kelton, a partner at Phillips & Cohen. "With the development of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward programmes, our UK and international practice has grown dramatically. An office in London, one of the world's leading financial centres, will dramatically enhance our capabilities and be advantageous for whistleblowers in Britain and the rest of Europe."
For nearly 30 years, Phillips & Cohen's practice has been devoted exclusively to representing only whistleblowers. It is the most successful and expert law firm in the field of whistleblower law. Whistleblower cases brought by the firm have resulted in more than US$12 billion in recoveries and more than US$1 billion in rewards for the firm's whistleblower clients. Phillips & Cohen's decades of success and deep expertise have earned international acclaim and recognition.
Phillips & Cohen's London office, located in the heart of Central London, will represent whistleblowers in matters under all US whistleblower programmes. Whistleblowers with allegations of fraud in the financial sector will be a particular focus of the firm's London practice. Phillips & Cohen also has offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco.
Phillips & Cohen represents whistleblowers in claims involving violations of securities and commodities laws under the SEC and CFTC reward programmes, including bribery of foreign officials. The firm also represents whistleblowers in "qui tam" cases brought under the US False Claims Act and in significant tax fraud matters under the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower programme.
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