Greenberg Gross LLP, an elite law firm that specializes in high-stakes business litigation, represents public and private companies, prominent law firms, nonprofit organizations, high-level executives, and others in their most significant cases. It is regularly ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.
Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC is an Employee/Relator employment and False Claim Act law firm which has been fighting for individuals for over 20 years.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP was founded in Texas in 1945 by Robert Strauss and Richard Gump in a spirit of optimism and with a mission of integrity. The firm has sustained this guiding vision to the present. Every day, Akin Gump professionals tackle complex and highly consequential legal engagements with keen commercial awareness and dedication to their clients’ business goals.
Recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service A-Team as one of the top 30 law firms in the U.S., Akin Gump is known for its strength in litigation and high-stakes appellate work, leadership in groundbreaking transactions and depth in public policy. Akin Gump professionals possess a sharp understanding of the intangible factors in economic and political infrastructures, combining it with first-hand government experience at the highest levels around the world.
Susan R. Hershman is the chair of the False Claims Act and qui tam practice at Greenberg Gross LLP (Los Angeles). She has over 39 years’ experience in complex commercial litigation, including 21 years specializing in the False Claims Act as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the Los Angeles United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Fraud Section, at the time the largest dedicated federal affirmative civil enforcement office in the nation, outside of Washington, D.C. As the Deputy Chief of that Section for more than 12 years, and co-Deputy Chief for over five years, she supervised an average of more than 71 False Claims Act and other government affirmative cases per year. She also was lead counsel in many such successful multi-million-dollar cases, including a Medicare Part C and Medicaid settlement with SCAN Healthcare totaling $323.67 million.
Her own False Claims Act cases have involved both the federal and State False Claims Acts; the Federal Acquisition Regulation; government health care law (Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other programs); government contract law; aerospace and defense contracting; defense contract cost accounting; defective products and false testing; classified investigations and litigation; U.S. Small Business Administration issues; international False Claims Act issues; the California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act; and whistleblower issues. She has decades of experience working with the major federal agencies affected by the Act, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Reconnaissance Office, and in industries involving a wide variety of companies and products, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, physician practices, durable medical equipment, satellites, rockets, and cutting-edge nanotechnology.
Ms. Hershman received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley Law School and her A.B. from Harvard College of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Peter Prestley is a partner in the firm of Madsen Prestley and Parenteau LLC, and pursues a practice devoted solely to representing individuals in employment matters. His maintains his practice in Hartford Connecticut.
He represents senior executives and professionals providing legal advice, negotiation, and litigation services. This includes providing such services as the employment relationship is formed, including new enterprises, as it is maintained, and when it ends, as well as afterwards. He also provides a full range of legal services to potential and actual whistleblowers under federal and state law, especially the federal False Claims Act.
Mr. Prestley is former Deputy General Counsel of The Travelers, where he had responsibility for complex litigation, including employment and employee benefit matters, as well as responsibilities in the areas of tax, business, corporate, and international business law. In 1994 Mr. Prestley moved from Travelers to represent Travelers at the firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NY, NY, concentrating his practice on major complex litigation.
Carroll Skehan’s practice covers a variety of litigation and investigation matters, including complex civil litigation, government and internal investigations, and white-collar criminal defense.
Ms. Skehan has represented individual and corporate clients in matters before state and federal courts, as well as in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice and various federal agencies. She regularly assists companies in conducting investigations and responding to government inquiries related to compliance matters and allegations of fraud. Ms. Skehan also has particular experience representing clients in cases brought under the False Claims Act (FCA).
Ms. Skehan received her J.D. magna cum laude in May 2012 from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she was a lead articles editor of the Catholic University Law Review. She earned her B.A. cum laude in English from the College of the Holy Cross.