PHILADELPHIA, PA – Michael A. Morse, a partner in the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspanti, LLP, presented at the Thirteenth Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum in Washington, DC on November 6, 2012. The Compliance Congress is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum, a coalition of senior compliance professionals and legal counsel from more than 50 of the largest research-based pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Mr. Morse participated in a plenary panel entitled, “Leading Qui Tam Counsel.” The panel discussed qui tam whistleblower litigation under the federal False Claims Act and analogous state whistleblower laws. Mr. Morse discussed emerging trends in whistleblower cases in the pharmaceutical industry, and his experience representing whistleblowers in pharmaceutical fraud cases across the United States.
Mr. Morse is a former prosecutor who has developed a nationwide practice representing whistleblowers under federal and state false claims acts. Mr. Morse serves as the chair of the Federal and State Whistleblower (Qui Tam) Litigation Practice Group. He has represented whistleblowers in some of the most ground-breaking false claims cases in the country, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for federal and state taxpayers. Since 1986, more than $33 Billion has been recovered under the False Claims Act.
Mr. Morse has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2005 through 2008 and 2010 through 2012 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. He has also been selected by The Legal Intelligencer as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2010.
Mr. Morse received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Emory University Law School.
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is an 85+ attorney regional business and litigation law firm with a national client base. In addition to its Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offices, the firm has offices in Sharon, Pennsylvania; Steubenville, Ohio; and Weirton, West Virginia.