Clairmont, Joy P.
Address: 1818 Market Street Suite 3600, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Lawyer Firm: Berger Montague
|Areas of Practice||Whistleblowers, Qui Tam & False Claims Act, Securities & Investor Protection|
Joy Clairmont is a shareholder in the Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Group at Berger Montague, which has recovered more than $3 billion for federal and state governments, as well as over $500 million for the firm’s whistleblower clients. Ms. Clairmont also has experience practicing in the area of securities fraud litigation.
Ms. Clairmont has been investigating and litigating whistleblower cases for over fifteen years and has successfully represented whistleblower clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States. On behalf of her whistleblower clients, Ms. Clairmont has pursued fraud cases involving a diverse array of companies: behavioral health facilities, a national retail pharmacy chain, a research institution, pharmaceutical manufacturers, skilled nursing facilities, a national dental chain, mortgage lenders, hospitals and medical device manufacturers.
Most notably, Ms. Clairmont has participated in several significant and groundbreaking cases involving fraudulent drug pricing:
United States ex rel. Streck v. AstraZeneca, LP, et al., C.A. No. 08-5135 (E.D. Pa.): a Medicaid rebate fraud case which settled in 2015 for a total of $55.5 million against three pharmaceutical manufacturers, AstraZeneca, Cephalon, and Biogen. The case alleged that the defendants did not properly account for millions of dollars of payments to wholesalers for drug distribution and other services. As a result, the defendants underpaid the government in rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.United States ex rel. Kieff and LaCorte v. Wyeth and Pfizer, Inc., Nos. 03-12366 and 06-11724-DPW (D. Mass.): a Medicaid rebate fraud case involving Wyeth’s acid-reflux drug, Protonix, which settled for $784.6 million in April 2016.“AWP” Cases: a series of cases in federal and state courts against many of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, and GlaxoSmithKline, for defrauding the government through false and inflated price reports for their drugs, which resulted in more than $2 billion in recoveries for the government.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Clairmont gained experience litigating securities fraud class actions including, most notably, In Re Sunbeam Securities Litigation, a class action which led to the recovery of over $142 million for the class of plaintiffs in 2002.
Ms. Clairmont graduated in 1995 with a B.A. cum laude from George Washington University and in 1998 with a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
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