Steven H. Cohen is nationally recognized for his representation of whistleblowers in qui tam cases brought under the False Claims Act. He has investigated and prosecuted sealed and unsealed qui tam cases spanning the spectrum of fraud involving government program monies, including health care, government contracting, and federally insured financial institutions. In 2001, Mr. Cohen founded the Cohen Law Group, P.C., where he dedicated his practice to representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases. Mr. Cohen is now of counsel to Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. (HSPRD). Along with lawyers from HSPRD, Mr. Cohen has formed the Whistleblower Advocates, which is dedicated to representing whistleblowers and fighting fraud. For more information about Whistleblower Advocates, please visit www.whistlebloweradvocates.com.
Mr. Cohen’s case successes include settlement of federal and state false claims act cases against Merck for Medicaid pricing fraud, which returned more than $400 million to taxpayers. The settlement is one of the largest in the area of Medicaid drug fraud in the history of the federal False Claims Act. Mr. Cohen and his co-counsel were awarded the 2008 Lawyers of the Year Award by the public interest organization Taxpayers Against Fraud.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Cohen serves on a variety of academic, non-profit and foundation boards, including the Mikva Challenge, the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, and the President’s Counsel of Taxpayers Against Fraud. President Obama recently appointed Mr. Cohen to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, a federally funded independent agency that provides scholarships to students seeking professional careers in public service. Mr. Cohen is also a partner in Impact Partners Film, a partnership that finances independent documentaries addressing pressing social issues, and a trustee of Beloit College and the TCS Education System.