FacultyFaculty/Author Profile

Eric R. Havian

Phillips & Cohen LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Eric R. Havian is a partner in the San Francisco office of Phillips & Cohen LLP.  He has extensive experience representing whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits.  He has also represented numerous local governments in False Claims Act matters, including the County of Los Angeles and the City of San Francisco.  In 2010 California Lawyer Magazine named Mr. Havian a "California Lawyer of the Year." In 2008 the National Law Journal named him as one of the Top 10 "Winning" Attorneys in the nation.  He has been selected as one of the top 500 lawyers in America by Lawdragon and one of the top lawyers in Northern California by Superlawyers from 2005 through 2010.  He is a frequent speaker at conferences on the False Claims Act and qui tam lawsuits.  He also has published articles about whistleblowing and government contract fraud as well as how the False Claims Act applies to fraud in the environmental field. Mr. Havian graduated cum laude in 1981 from Harvard Law School, where he won the Ames Moot Court Competition. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco from 1987 through 1994 and was the lead prosecutor for defense procurement fraud cases.  Mr. Havian has taught fraud seminars at Stanford Law School and the University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall).  He is a former co-chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Litigation Committee.

  • twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • RSS

All Contents Copyright © 1996-2018 Practising Law Institute. Continuing Legal Education since 1933.

© 2018 PLI PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE. All rights reserved. The PLI logo is a service mark of PLI.