Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York, NY)
LORI PINES is a Litigation partner in Weil’s New York office. She has played a central role in managing the defense of some of the nation’s most complex and public disputes, including seminal cases brought under the federal and New York State False Claims Act statutes, and one of the largest class action/multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings in the US. She has earned an outstanding reputation with clients for her case management and trial preparation skills, practical strategic judgment about complicated litigation issues, and responsiveness to client needs. Ms. Pines has litigated cases spanning a broad range of substantive areas on behalf of major clients in numerous industries, including managed care, telecommunications, energy, commercial power, professional services, publishing, and manufacturing. Ms. Pines is the head of Weil’s False Claims Act/ Qui Tam practice and has substantial experience representing clients in cases involving state and federal False Claims Act statutes, including: securing a complete dismissal on behalf of UnitedHealth Group of one of the first cases brought under the New York State False Claims Act statute; representing the General Motors estate in a federal FCA case involving claims brought by qui tam relators against Allison Engine, a former division of General Motors; and representing Schindler Elevator in a qui tam action under the federal FCA involving Schindler’s reports to the government as to the number of veterans it has employed. Her other recent experience includes the representation of one of the nation’s largest health insurers in high-profile class action and multidistrict litigation matters involving the managed care industry. She also currently represents a major candy manufacturer in an employment dispute. In addition, over the course of her career, Ms. Pines has been involved in a number of lengthy, complex jury trials in both state and federal court. She has also handled numerous government agency investigations, as well as all aspects of many important settlements, focusing on what makes sense for her clients from both a business and litigation perspective.