Reuben Guttman is a Partner at Grant & Eisenhofer. His practice involves complex litigation and class actions.
Mr. Guttman has been counsel in some of the largest recoveries under the Federal False Claims Act, including U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell Oil Co., 33 F. Supp. 2d 528 (E.D. Tex. 1999), where over $300 million was recovered from the oil industry. He also represented one of the six main whistleblowers in litigation resulting in the government's September 2009, $2.3 billion settlement with Pfizer Pharmaceutical. Cases brought by Mr. Guttman under the False Claims Act on behalf of a European whistleblower resulted in a $13 million settlement with a Department of Defense contractor. He is currently lead counsel in three pending False Claims Act cases where the United States Department of Justice has intervened on the side of his whistleblower clients
Mr. Guttman is the author and/or editor of numerous articles, book chapters, and technical publications and his commentary has appeared in Market Watch, American Lawyer Media, AOL Government, and Accounting Today. His article, Pharmaceutical Regulation in the United States; A Confluence of Influences, was published in Chinese by the Peking University Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 1, Page 187 (2010). He is co-author of Gonzalez v. Hewitt, SEC v. HG Pharmaceutical, and U.S. ex rel. Rodriguez v. Hughes, which are case files published by the Emory University School of Law Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution (2010) and used to train law students and practicing attorneys. He has appeared on ABC Nightly News, CNN, Bloomberg News, and has been quoted in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and national wire services including the Associated Press, Reuters and Bloomberg.
In addition to his writings, Mr. Guttman has testified before committees of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate on the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). In 1992, he advised President-elect Clinton's transition team on labor policy and worker health and safety regulation.
Mr. Guttman earned his law degree at Emory University School of Law graduating in 1985, and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Rochester in 1981. He is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Emory University School of Law Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and has been a Team Leader for Emory University School of Law School's Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program. As part of a U.S. State Department program in conjunction with the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, he has been one of five visiting professors at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City training Mexican Judges and practitioners on oral advocacy and trial practice. He is a contributing editor of a soon to be published text book on trial practice for Mexican practitioners.
Mr. Guttman is a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities including Jao Tong University in Shanghai, Peking University in Beijing and Renmin University in Beijing. In 2006 he was invited by the Dutch Embassy in China to share his expertise with experts in China about changes to the nation's labor laws. He is a Co-Founder of Voices for Corporate Responsibility, www.voicesforcorporateresponsibility.com, and founder of www.whistleblowerlaws.com and www.thecorporateinsider.com.