Phillips & Cohen Nabs Obama's Former 'Anti-Fraud Czar'

Law360, New York (March 16, 2015, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration’s former “anti-fraud czar” for Medicare and Medicaid has joined whistleblower firm Phillips & Cohen LLP, adding insider savvy aimed at weeding out weak False Claims Act cases and fortifying promising ones.

Peter P. Budetti, whose hiring was announced last week, had the lofty title during his three years running the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That tenure coincided with a sharp rise in anti-fraud enforcement and the introduction of sophisticated data analytics aimed at preventing improper payments from being made in the first place.

Budetti holds a law degree, is a board-certified...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!