Thomas M. Greene Named to 2011 Super Lawyers List
Thomas M. Greene was recently named to New England Super Lawyers magazine’s list of top lawyers, and was the subject of a profile within the magazine. The distinction is conferred on up to 5% of attorneys. Criteria for the annual list include verdicts and settlements, experience, honors and awards, and scholarly lectures and writings.
Greene’s candidacy was bolstered by a string of successes in 2010 and 2011, including the first ever RICO verdict against a pharmaceutical company, a $142 million award against Pfizer on behalf of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan involving fraudulent off-label promotion of Neurontin. For his closing argument in that trial, Greene won “Most Compelling Argument” in Mass Lawyer’s Weekly’s 2010 Battle of the Lawyers; he was also selected as a Finalist for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Greene further accented his role as a premier False Claims Act attorney in New England with several speaking engagements, including national conferences and a seminar at Johns Hopkins University, as well as acting as Chair of “Recent Developments in False Claims Act Litigation,” a two-day seminar at Suffolk University.
The Super Lawyers profile, which is titled “Unprecedented Success Representing Whistleblowers,” includes a brief description of the novel theory first used by Greene in Franklin v. Parke-Davis, a False Claims Act case settled in 2004. Since that time, 22 other qui tam cases involving off-label promotion have been resolved, including a $14.5 million settlement announced by Greene LLP last week.