Our Track Record of Success
Louis J. Cohen has been a labor and employment lawyer and false claims act lawyer for over twenty-five (25) years.
Mr. Cohen is one of the most experienced false claims act attorneys in the country.
Mr. Cohen has been described as a false claims act pioneer. When the False Claims Act was reinvigorated in 1986, Mr. Cohen had the privilege of participating in ground breaking cases that affirmed the constitutionality of the 1986 amendments. Mr. Cohen argued the first published opinion on the 1986 amendments in the case of U.S.A. ex rel. Stillwell v. Hughes Helicopters, Inc. (1988) 714 F. Supp. 1084. Mr. Cohen also participated in the oral argument in the first constitutional challenge to the 1986 amendments in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Cases filed by the firm and on behalf of our clients have resulted in the recovery of over $30 million dollars in qui tam actions.
Whistleblower clients have recovered millions of dollars in rewards under the Federal and state False Claims Act.
We represent employees who are subject to retaliation or termination for reporting illegal activity at work and for refusing to participate in illegal activity.
Cases filed by Mr. Cohen have been featured in the media including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, UPI, 60 Minutes and Hard Copy.
Mr. Cohen is a proud member of Taxpayers Against Fraud, the leading advocacy group for government fraud lawyers and the California Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Cohen has been invited to speak and presented at conferences for these organizations.
- In August 2014, Mr. Cohen reached a $900,000 employment settlement for whistleblower retaliation case against the Los Angeles Community College District
- In April 2014, Mr. Cohen and the Department of Justice reached a $5,700,000 settlement with Amedisys, Inc., a medicare home healthcare company, settling claims of medicare fraud and violations of the Anti-Kickback statute and Stark law. Mr. Cohen represented two whistleblowers in one of eight cases that settled globally for $150 Million dollars, the largest False Claims Act settlement against a home health care company in the history of the False Claims Act.
- In March 2013, in a groundbreaking case against a California University, Mr. Cohen and the Department of Justice obtained a $1,200,000 settlement for a physician whistleblower under the false claims act.
- In December 2012, Mr. Cohen reached an $800,000 employment settlement for a client who was asked and refused to fabricate documents for the employer to improperly obtain government funds.
- In 2011, Mr. Cohen represented a fired head baseball coach and former professional baseball player in an employment whistleblower action entitled Selwyn Young v. Los Angeles Community College District, et al., Case No. BC 396785.
- After a one month jury trial, in February 2011, a unanimous jury found Coach Young had been terminated for reporting the misuse of public funds and awarded Coach Young $1.2 Million in damages. The Court awarded an additional $1.1 Million in attorney’s fees.