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Whistleblower Law Collaborative Attorneys Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers

October 30, 2023

Whistleblower Law Collaborative is pleased to announce that its attorneys Bob Thomas, Suzanne Durrell, and David W.S. Lieberman were selected to the 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list.

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Are Nominated By Their Peers

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters,  recently unveiled its Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for 2023.  It is specially curated to showcase the region’s finest legal minds.  It is a prestigious distinction that only 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts receive.  Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research to select the most outstanding lawyers by practice area and region.

“Given the rigorous selection process, we are even more gratified that our attorneys were named as 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers,” said Whistleblower Law Collaborative’s co-founder Suzanne Durrell.  This award recognizes the exceptional success we have achieved for our clients, including our settlement with pharmaceutical giant Mallinckrodt plc.

Three WLC Attorneys are Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2023

  • Bob Thomas has been practicing law since 1986. For the last twenty years, Bob has been representing whistleblowers with his friend, colleague, and co-founder, Suzanne Durrell. Previously, Bob served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, focusing primarily on the prosecution of white-collar fraud matters and environmental crimes. While an AUSA, Bob earned the EPA Bronze Medal for his contribution to the prosecution of a landmark criminal Clean Water Act case.  The case, U.S. v. Wilson and IGC, 133 F.3d 251 (4th Cir. 1997), had national significance with respect to the enforcement of the Clean Water Act in federally-protected wetlands.
  • Suzanne Durrell is a co-founder and managing member of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative. Prior to WLC, Ms. Durrell served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and as Deputy Chief, and then Chief, Civil Division, U. S. Attorney’s Office, Boston.  At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she supervised and prosecuted case within the office’s burgeoning qui tam and False Claims Act cases from 1989 to 2002.
  • David W.S. Lieberman is an experienced litigator of complex fraud claims, and a former environmental crime prosecutor with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.  David has represented whistleblowers and governments in major false claims act cases.  These include United States ex rel. Hendrix v. J-M Manufacturing Co., filed against the world’s largest municipal water pipe maker, United States ex rel. Doe v. CleanSlate Centers, prosecuted along with the Massachusetts Attorney General against a chain of opioid treatment centers, as well as settlements against Jewish Hospital, and Arthrex.

Whistleblower Law Collaborative

Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC, based in Boston, devotes its practice entirely to representing clients nationwide in bringing actions under the federal and state False Claims Acts and other whistleblower programs. Among the firm’s many successes is the governments’ $885 million settlement with AmerisourceBergen.

For more information, contact Whistleblower Law Collaborative at 617.366.2800.