Former United States Attorney Harry Litman has joined Constantine Cannon’s ever-expanding whistleblower practice. Also joining the firm are qui tam lawyers Rosie Dawn Griffin and Hallie Noecker and law librarian Janice Kelly. See C|C Press Release. This team joins the firm’s recent whistleblower lawyer additions and the opening of the San Francisco office. With 15 lawyers dedicated to the firm’s whistleblower practice and more than 120 collective years of whistleblower experience, Constantine Cannon has one of the nation’s largest and most experienced whistleblower law practice groups.
Litman served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2001. During his tenure, Litman oversaw litigation of all civil matters involving the federal government, as well as the prosecution of all federal crimes, while personally litigating cases in the trial court and court of appeals. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Litman was an attorney at whistleblower firm Phillips & Cohen, specializing in False Claims Act litigation. He separately maintained his own law practice, acting as lead counsel in several significant whistleblower cases and representing corporations and individuals in federal and state courts around the country, including two cases in the US Supreme Court.
Litman previously served in the Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Assistant United States Attorney, and Special Assistant United States Attorney. Litman also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and Anthony Kennedy, and Judge Abner Mikva of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Litman has taught at the Georgetown Law Center, Princeton University, Rutgers University School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh Law School and Berkeley Law School. He received his A.B. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Berkeley Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review. For more about Litman, click here.
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