Reuben Guttman

Reuben Guttman

American University School of Public Affairs
  • Antitrust Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Health Care Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Biography

Reuben Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC (GBB). His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has tried and/or litigated claims involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, environmental derelictions, antitrust, business interference and other common law torts or statutory violations.
The International Business Times called Mr. Guttman “one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys,” and he has been recognized as a Washingtonian Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. A February 19, 2015 profile of Mr Guttman by the Boston Globe’s STAT NEWS referred to him as the “Lawyer Pharma Loves to Hate.” Citing a $98 million recovery from Community Health Systems, Inc., Law 360 named Mr. Guttman a “Health Care MVP” and profiled him in a December 1, 2014 article. Author David Dayen, writing in his Book, Chain of Title (The New Press, 2016) cited Mr. Guttman’s work on behalf of robo-signing whistleblower, Lynn Szymoniak, noting “he had won some of the largest awards in the history of the False Claims Act; there was really nobody better for the case.” Writing in their book, The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide, (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2011), authors Tom Devine and Tarek F. Massarani wrote that “in settling qui tam litigation, [Mr. Guttman] has aggressively and successfully negotiated for corrective action against public health and safety consequences from prescription drug fraud.” In the book, When Good Companies Go Bad, (ABC CLIO, 2014), authors Donald Beachler and Thomas Shevory profiled Mr. Guttman’s off label marketing case against Abbott labs, involving the drug Depakote, which resulted in a $1.6 billion recovery in 2012 for state and federal governments.

Practice Areas
    Antitrust Law
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
    Health Care Law
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Whistleblower Suits
  • False Claims Act
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Professorial Lecturer
American University School of Public Affairs
- Current
Founding Partner
Guttman, Buschner & Brooks
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Emory University School of Law
- Current
Founded and served as Senior Advisor to the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review; served as Team Leader and/or Faculty Member of the Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program; Co-taught course on complex litigation using the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Manager of False Claims Act Practice
Grant & Eisenhofer PA
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Partner and Manager of DC Office
Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman & Herz
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Of-Counsel and Manager of DC Office
Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP
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Partner and Manager of DC Office
Provost & Umphrey Law Firm LLP
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Of-Counsel
Elliott, Rehiner, Siedzikowski & Egan
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Partner
Shur & Guttman
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Counsel
Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO
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Served as one of two Washington, D.C. counsel, under International Union President John Sweeney, to 1,000,000-member labor union.
Education
University of Rochester
B.A. (1985) | History
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Emory University
J.D. (1985)
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Awards
Washington DC's Best Lawyers: Whistle Blowers
The Washingtonian
Alumni Service Award
Emory University School of Law
For significant, sustained leadership and outstanding service to the Emory Law community
MVP
Law 360 Life Sciences
Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
Professional Associations
American Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
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State Bar of Pennsylvania  # 61206
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Mass Tort Deals: Must Read-Interviews for a Must-Read Book
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Blog
Anger Over High Drug Prices in U.S.
The New York Times
On the Rule of Law: The Truth About Hearsay (A Guide for the Impeachment Viewing)
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Blog
The Sondland Syndrome and the Importance of Whistleblowers
Medium
Whistleblowers and the Rule of Law
American Constitution Society Blog
A Challenge for College and Graduate Students
American Constitution Society Blog
A Practitioner’s View of Institutional Corruption Through the Lens of the Health Care System
Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review
Calling the Plaintiffs’ Bar: A Cooperate Law Suit on the Border Family Separation Horror?
American Constitution Society Blog
Effective Compliance Means Imposing Individual Liability
Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review
How Progressives in Law Talk to America
American University Journal of Gender Social Policy & the Law
Safe Healthcare Depends on Whistleblowers
American Constitution Society Blog
The Irony of Red Hen
American Constitution Society Blog
The Mistake on the Lake
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Mistake on the Lake
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Whistleblowers in the White House
American University Journal of Gender Social Policy & the Law
U.S. ex Rel. Rodriguez v. Hughes
Emory University School of Law Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Why Anthony Bourdain Mattered
American Constitution Society Blog
A Perfect Storm Threatens the Rule of Law
American Constitution Society Blog
Advocacy is a Two Way Street
Global Legal Post
Deciding Cases is Your Job, Mr. Chief Justice
American Constitution Society Blog
Donald Trump: The Great Distractor
American Constitution Society Blog
Litigation is a Rich Man's Game: Finding Justice and Politics of Personalization
International Business Times
Taking a Knee or Saluting the Flag
American Constitution Society Blog
The New World of Electoral Politics and What It Means: An Introductory Essay
Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review
The Origin of ECGAR
Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review
A Broken System and a Challenge for Legal Scholars
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
A Failure of Remedies: The Case of Big Pharma
Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review
A Postcard from the Supreme Court
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
About a time when a boxer tested the rule of law
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
America's Challenge
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
New Hampshire and Hillary
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Optimizing Regulatory Compliance Enforcement in a Global Economy
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The American Presidential Spectacle
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Election Spectacle
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Impact of Justice Scalia
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Verdict – A Rejection of Politics as Usual
Law 360
Thoughts on Law in Theory and Reality
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Advocacy is a Two-way Street
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Litigation in the Age of the Internet
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Renewed Attention on an Old Legal Doctrine
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Rethinking Atticus Finch
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Spotlight on Privatization of the Courts
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Art of Advocacy
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Importance of Whistleblowers
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
A Case in Point
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
A Tale of two Cases
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Asbestos Litigation
The New York Times
Benchmarking Law Schools
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Do We Really Trust Corporations to Investigate Their Own Profitable Impropriety?
Forbes
Does Government really have the watchful eyes to privatize?
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Don't Muzzle the Whistleblowers
Law.com
Internal Compliance: Is it Really about Compliance?
Harvard University Safra Center for Ethics Blog
No hiding for Corporate Offenders
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Profiles in Justice: A distinguished Lawyer and Friend
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Profiles in Justice: An Advocacy Masterclass
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Profiles in Justice: The Art of Labor Relations
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Corporate Magician
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The Privatization of America
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Blowing the Whistle on US Law Schools
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
China Under the Spotlight in Boston
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Controlling Government Contractors: Can the False Claims Act be More Effective?
The Sedona Conference Journal
Disclosing Dirty Laundry?
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Foreign Regulators Up Co-operation
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Gonzalez v. Hewitt
Emory University School of Law Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Information or Infomercial
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Is Ranbaxy the Tip of the Iceberg?
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Judging the Judges
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer, January
Justice Takes Side of Landis
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Kristallnacht 75 Years On: Searching for Berlin' s Jewish Soul
International Business Times
Looking/or Market Integrity in China
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Mourning the Common Law Tradition
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Profiles in Justice: A 'one of a kind' Trial Lawyer
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The $14 Million Mystery Whistleblower
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
The New Global Legal Norms
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Transfer Pricing: Bring on the Whistleblowers
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
What Goes on in China Stays in China?
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Backing Barack
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Democratic Convention: Now the Race to Finish Line
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Doing the Right thing
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Doing the Right thing
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Guardians of the People
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
It Shouldn't be About the Bounty
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
It's all about Ohio
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
It's Obama Again
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Lance Armstrong: The Whistleblower Story
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Losing the Popular Vote
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Politics as Sport
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Professional Melting Pot
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Puckering Up
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
Take me Out to the Ballgame
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
TEVA and the Long Arm of US Securities Law
Jerusalem Post
What it Means to be a Whistleblower
Global Legal Post of the European Lawyer
SEC v. HG Pharmaceutical
Emory University School of Law Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Pharmaceutical Regulation in the United States: A Confluence of Influences
Public Interest Law Journal, Peking University
Pharmaceutical Regulation in the United States; A Confluence of Influences
Peking University Public Interest Law Journal
The Interplay Between the False Claims Act, Securities Fraud, ERISA
Taxpayers Against Fraud False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly Review
The False Claims Act: Holding Employers Accountable for Workplace Rights
Employee Rights Quarterly
Supreme Court Upholds Pre-emptive Powers of OSH Act
Medical Waste
The Dormant Commerce Clause and Interstate Transportation of Waste
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Resource Management and Technology
Supreme Court Holdings Benefit Landfill and Incinerator Operators
Medical Waste
At Issue: Should Congress Pass Legislation that would Extend the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act to all Public and Commercial Buildings
Congressional Quarterly Editorial Research Report
The Asbestos Model: Labor and Citizens and a Multi-Pronged Approach to Regulatory Change
Conflict Resolution and Public Policy
EPA Dialogue May Result in Rules for Commercial Buildings
National Journal of Asbestos in Buildings Litigation
Websites & Blogs
Website
Guttman, Buschner & Brooks
Contact & Map
Guttman, Buschner & Brooks
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Telephone: (202) 800-3001
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