Ari Yampolsky

Ari Yampolsky is a partner in Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco office. He specializes in representing whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits brought under the Federal and various state False Claims Acts, as well as claims made under the Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower programs. Ari has substantial experience in matters involving illegal kickbacks in the pharmaceutical industry, risk-adjustment fraud in Medicare Advantage programs, and billing fraud by long-term-care, psychiatric-care, and laboratory companies. Ari was selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2016.

Previously, Ari was a fellow at Phillips & Cohen, LLP, which he joined after clerking for the Honorable Jane Branstetter Stranch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Kevin Hunter Sharp of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Ari graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he was a member of the inaugural class. During law school, he served as a senior editor of the UC Irvine Law Review and represented hotel workers in wage-and-hour cases. He also worked as a summer associate at a San Francisco law firm that focused on labor, employment, and civil-rights law. Ari received his B.A. in Philosophy and English from Wesleyan University in 2000.

Between college and law school, Ari worked for the Service Employees International Union, helping long-term-care employees organize unions and lobby state officials to ensure that government funds were used to support living-wage jobs.

Ari is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society’s Bay Area Lawyer Chapter. He also serves as a member of the City of Berkeley’s Police Review Commission, which advises city officials on police policies and hears citizen allegations of officer misconduct, and volunteers as a supervising attorney in the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Workers’ Rights Clinic.

Ari is admitted to the bar in California, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and to the U.S. Tax Court. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Ari Yampolsky's Publications & Speeches

CFPB Whistleblower Rule Key To Warding Off Bank Crises

Whistleblower attorneys Eric Havian and Ari Yampolsky were published in Law360, CFPB Whistleblower Rule Key To Warding Off Bank Crises (May 23, 2023). (subscription required)

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A recent case could undermine the rules that have been protecting taxpayer money from fraud since the time of Lincoln

Whistleblower attorneys Eric Havian, Mike Ronickher, and Ari Yampolsky were published in Fortune, A recent case could undermine the rules that have been protecting taxpayer...

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What Maryland Can Learn From the IRS On the State’s New Tax Program

Michael Ronickher and Ari Yampolsky were published in The Washington Post, What Maryland can learn from the IRS on the state’s new tax program (July...

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Another Missed Chance to Strengthen California’s False Claims Act

On September 8, 2020, whistleblower attorneys Ari Yampolsky and Chris McLamb published an article in the Daily Journal discussing the California State Senate’s failure to...

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Trump's Whistleblower Tactics are Straight out of America's Corrupt Corporate Playbook

Mary Inman and Ari Yampolsky published in Quartz on retaliation often faced by whistleblowers.

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Update on FCA Case Law

Panelist; CLE International Qui Tam Conference, Los Angeles, CA Click here to view the agenda. Click here to download the presentation.

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Whistleblowing in Antitrust: Prospects and Pitfalls

American Bar Association presentation. Click here for audio recording.

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