Newman & Shapiro featured in Reuters: Ex-prosecutor behind mega pharma cases co-founds whistleblower firm

A former federal prosecutor who helped recover billions of dollars in settlements from drugmakers and other companies accused of fraud is launching a new whistleblower law firm with another attorney.

Gregg Shapiro, who was heading an industry-wide probe of drugmakers’ financial support of patient assistance charities before leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts, is joining with Jeffrey Newman to form Newman & Shapiro.

Newman, a former prosecutor and journalist, is the principal of Boston-based law firm Jeffrey Newman Law and since 2009 has represented whistleblowers pursuing fraud cases that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries.

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