Erika A. Kelton
Attorney at Law at Phillips & Cohen LLP (Washington, DC)
ERIKA A. KELTON, a partner with Phillips & Cohen LLP, has substantial experience representing whistleblowers both in the US and abroad in qui tam cases and claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. She represented the leading whistleblowers in the two biggest healthcare fraud settlements ever: GlaxoSmithKline ($3 billion total settlement in 2012) and Pfizer Inc. ($2.3 billion in 2009). She secured for an international client the largest SEC whistleblower award ever, more than $32 million. Ms. Kelton was recognized this year as one of the "Attorneys Who Matter" by Ethisphere Institute and Lawdragon’s "500 Leading Lawyers in America." A graduate of Berkeley Law at the University of California (Boalt Hall), she was associated with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison prior to joining Phillips & Cohen. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, where she has a blog, "Fraud Matters."