Shauna Itri is a shareholder at Berger & Montague, PC concentrating her practice on complex litigation, specifically representing whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States and tax and securities whistleblowers with claims under the IRS and SEC whistleblower programs. Ms. Itri has worked on a variety of whistleblower cases involving fraud, waste, and abuse on the government, including a series of whistleblower cases against large drug companies for fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid drug pricing which has returned well over $1 billion to state and federal governments. Ms. Itri received a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University. While attending Stanford University, Ms. Itri captained the Stanford University Women's Soccer Team. Ms. Itri is presently an adjunct professor, teaching a white-collar crime and corporate deviance course at Widener University (and formerly Villanova University).
A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who provide information that a company, hospital, or individual has defrauded the government. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”). State and federal governments pay hundreds of billions of dollars each year for pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, hospi..