Mary Louise Cohen
Mary Louise Cohen "is a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen LLP, the nation’s most successful law firm representing whistleblowers in lawsuits involving Medicare fraud and other types of fraud against the government.
"Lawsuits brought by Ms. Cohen and the firm’s attorneys on behalf of whistleblowers have resulted in recoveries to the U.S. Treasury totaling more than $2.7 billion. Phillips & Cohen was named one of the top 20 “hot” plaintiffs’ litigation firms in the nation by the National Law Journal in 2004 for its “qui tam” (whistleblower) work.
"Ms. Cohen graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1977, where she was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. From 1977 to 1981, she was an associate in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington D.C.
"Before specializing in representing whistleblowers, Ms. Cohen spent many years in public service positions. She served as counsel and chief counsel to the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1981 to 1984 where she focused on increasing protections for abused and homeless children. The following two years, she served as Legislative Director for Handgun Control, Inc. From 1986 to 1988, she served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopolies and Business Rights.