Mary Inman

Mary Inman is a partner in Constantine Cannon’s London Office.  After 20+ years representing whistleblowers in the U.S., she moved to London in July 2017 to launch the firm’s international whistleblower practice. She specializes in representing whistleblowers from the U.K., E.U. and worldwide under the American whistleblower reward programs.

Ms. Inman is a recognized expert and frequent author and speaker on areas related to the international application of the American whistleblower laws, financial frauds, health care reimbursement and government procurement.  She has particular expertise in addressing Medicare Advantage risk adjustment fraud and is one of the lead attorneys in a prominent whistleblower case against UnitedHealth Group involving allegations the Medicare Advantage Organization submitted false claims for payment to the Medicare Program based on artificially inflated member risk scores.  She also has extensive experience addressing fraud in government infrastructure projects, and representing city and state governments in prosecuting civil fraud actions.

Ms. Inman joined Constantine Cannon in June 2015.  Previously, she was a partner at Phillips & Cohen, LLP.  Her clients have successfully helped the United States and various states and municipalities recover hundreds of millions of dollars, including cases where:

  • A California jury awarded a $223 million verdict to several Los Angeles and California agencies against an electric utility for overcharging its government customers.
  • A series of hospitals around the country paid $62.9 million to settle allegations that they had inflated cost reports submitted to Medicare for reimbursement.
  • Tyco International and other manufacturers paid over $60 million to settle claims by dozens of California municipalities that they had sold waterworks parts with 40% more lead than allowed by industry standards.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp. paid $9.75 million in part to settle allegations that its subsidiary shifted costs from its inpatient unit to its rehabilitation unit to increase Medicare reimbursement.
  • Afghanistan war-zone contractor RECON International settled with the Department of Justice in 2010 to avoid litigating claims that it had fraudulently inflated its bills for materials used to build operating bases for U.S. troops.
  • The San Francisco Unified School District received a $5 million award after suing NEC Business Network Solution for paying kickbacks to school officials to induce them to order excess computer equipment using federal funds from the E-rate program.

Ms. Inman also was a leading member of the team of lawyers representing a whistleblower, several states and dozens of public agencies in a two-month jury trial, which resulted in a verdict that the largest PVC pipe manufacturer in the world had defrauded its customers over a ten-year period.  Prior to the start of the trial, co-defendant Formosa Plastics paid $22.5 million to settle its own potential liability.

Ms. Inman graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994, where she was an articles editor and an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
After law school, she clerked for the Honorable D. Brock Hornby, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, and the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. She was then an associate at O’Melveny & Meyers LLP in San Francisco, where her practice focused on employment, collective bargaining and False Claims Act matters.

Ms. Inman graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1990 with a joint degree in Russian and Government and Legal Studies.  During her senior year she studied abroad at the Moscow State Linguistic University.

Ms. Inman is bar-qualified in California and Maine.

Mary Inman's Publications & Speeches

International Roundtable - Corporate Settlement agreements: A delicate balance between pragmatism and justice

Partner Mary Inman speaks at Coventry University regarding the SEC's response to Gagging Clauses in Separation Agreements that seek to Chill Whistleblower Speech.  Click here...

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Rise in International Whistleblowers filing under U.S. Whistleblower Reward Programmes

Partner Mary Inman spoke at the Transparency International Ireland's Integrity at Work Conference.  Click here to learn more. (November 28, 2018).

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The Truth About Truth Telling

Mary Inman served as the moderator of panel of international whistleblowers at the World Conference of Accountants in Sydney, Australia (November 6, 2018).

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Despite MAOs’ Claims, Recent Decision Doesn’t Imperil DOJ and Whistleblower Risk Adjustment Fraud Cases

Whistleblower attorneys Mary Inman and Max Voldman published in RAC Monitor (Oct. 17, 2018).  Click here to read the article.

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Puerto Rico empowers whistleblowers in fight against hurricane-recovery fraud

Op-Ed by Mary Inman, Miami Herald, October 1, 2018.  Click here to read the Op-Ed.

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A New Paradigm for Whistleblowing - Is it the way Forward?

Mary Inman was a keynote speaker at the Conference Three on September 26, 2018.  Read more here.

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Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime

Mary Inman spoke on September 8, 2018, at the 36th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime.  Ms. Inman's panel addressed the Public Interest Disclosure Act...

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Integra Med Analytics Files Whistleblower Lawsuit against Providence Health & Services and J.A. Thomas and Associates

London whistleblower attorney Mary Inman published in RAC Monitor (August 30, 2018).  Click here to read the article.

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Whistleblowing: A Practical Guide

Mary Inman spoke at the Byline Festival in East Sussex on August 24, 2018.

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Towards a common European legal framework for the protection of whistleblowers

Panelist; University of East London/Coventry University (July 20, 2018).

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Hundreds of Medical Professionals Charged in Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in American History

RAC Monitor publishes article by Partner Mary Inman and associate Max Voldman, Hundreds of Medical Professionals Charged in Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in American History.

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Should UK whistleblowers be paid?

Panelist, Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry (July 10, 2018).

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Is Bitcoin the Currency of Criminals or the Future of Money?

Panelist, (July 2, 2018).

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The reality of whistleblowing - why procedures need to be better

Panelist; Wellington’s Festival of Education (June 21, 2018).

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What is whistleblowing?

Panelist; Institute of Business Ethics (June 14, 2018).

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Whistleblower Developments in the US and EU: New Statutes, the Cross-Border Whistleblower Phenomenon and Challenges of Cross-Border Investigation

Panelist;  American Bar Association (May 8, 2018)

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Scrutiny of border wall project a must

Partner Mary Inman's Op-Ed published in the Houston Chronicle (March 19, 2018).  Click here to read the Op-Ed.

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Financial Crimes and Fashion

Presenter; Federal Bar Association's 5th Annual Fashion Law Conference, New York City (February 9, 2018).

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The Business Case for Whistleblowers

Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, London Centre (November 29, 2017)

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Medicare Parts C and D: A look at cases and recent developments surrounding Medicare Parts C and D and risk adjustment fraud

Moderator; 17th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Conference, Washington D.C. (November 2, 2017).

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The Anatomy of Whistleblowing in Healthcare

1-hour Webcast for RAC Monitor’s RAC University (October 25, 2017) By Mary Inman Watch the Webcast.

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Prescription for Chiropractors: Are Your Medicare Billing Procedures Out of Alignment?

The American Chiropractor (April 2017). Click here to read the article.

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The Calm Before the Storm: Enforcement Trends in Risk Adjustment: DOJ and the False Claims Act

Presentation by Mary Inman at SSN's Medicare Risk Adjustment & Revenue Management Conference in Miami. (November 17, 2015).  Download presentation; Click here to view the agenda.

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The risks and rewards of medical loss ratio come to managed care

Managed Healthcare Executive (March 12, 2015). Click here to read the article.

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Enhanced State False Claims Act Enforcement in 2016.

The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast series. Click here to view the agenda.

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EHRs: Computer Functions Facilitate Fraud

Healthcare Business Monthly (May 2014). Click here to read the article.

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Keynote Speech

October 19, 2013 Mary Inman presented at the Los Angeles County Bar Association 10th Annual Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium

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Anti-Fraud Challenges for 2013

Mary Inman was Presenter at the HCCA Managed Care Compliance Conference

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Medicare Risk Adjustment: Financial Incentives May Lead to Bad Practices

AAPC Coding Edge (October 2012), 30-32 Click here to read the article.

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Beyond RADV: Does Your Plan's Risk Adjustment Strategy Run Afoul of the False Claims Act

Presented at the HCCA Managed Care Compliance Conference (February 13, 2012).  Click here to view the presentation.

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False Claims Act Enforcement of Procurement Fraud, Special Considerations for Contractors

Mary Inman was Presenter at the CLE International: False Claims Act Qui Tam Litigation

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Whether FCA Fines Violate the 8th Amendment

Mary Inman was a presenter at the American Bar Association Fraud Institute

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