Best Lawyers® Names VSG Partner Shelley Slade a Best Qui Tam Lawyer and Qui Tam Lawyer of the Year in DC for 2024

August 24, 2023. Vogel, Slade & Goldstein, LLP, is proud to announce that Best Lawyers has named partner Shelley R. SladeLawyer of the Year” for Qui Tam Law in Washington, D.C. for 2024. Best Lawyers grants its “Lawyer of the Year” award to the lawyer who received the highest overall ratings from his or her professional peers in their practice and metropolitan area. Ms. Slade also received this award in 2022. Ms. Slade was also once again named a “Best Lawyer in America for Qui Tam Law” for 2024.

Ms. Slade is an experienced qui tam lawyer who has focused exclusively on False Claims Act matters for over 30 years. In recent years, she has focused her practice on the representation of individuals blowing the whistle on pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and other government health programs. The cases that she has personally handled as lead counsel in the last decade have led to hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for the federal government and the states. Most recently, Ms. Slade was lead attorney for a whistleblower whose case resulted in a $16 million settlement from Walgreens and other pharmacies that resolved allegations the pharmacies overbilled the government for generic drugs.

Ms. Slade is a member of the President’s Advisory Council of the public interest, non-profit organization, Taxpayers Against Fraud, an entity dedicated to fighting fraud against the government by working to protect whistleblowers and strengthen the effective operation of the laws that empower them to expose misconduct and the theft of taxpayer dollars.

For over forty years, Best Lawyers has honored highly respected lawyers with awards based on detailed surveys of their professional colleagues. To be recognized by Best Lawyers, a lawyer must first receive a nomination. Then, Best Lawyers interviews currently recognized lawyers in the relevant practice area about the nominee and analyzes this feedback to determine which nominees deserve recognition. Only those lawyers who receive significant positive feedback on these peer review surveys are recognized by Best Lawyers, and they must continue to receive positive feedback to remain recognized.