Utilizing their collective experience in complex whistleblower litigation and trial work, YLG has developed expertise in complex class actions, particularly in the areas of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, anti-trust and employment litigation.
For example, in recent years, YLG has capitialized on its successful efforts in assisting the United States government to recover over $3 Billion Dollars in qui tam and whistleblower litigation by bringing the same types claims on behalf of individual litigants in the private sector. For example, YLG attorneys represent numerous employee benefit plans in nationwide class actions which seek to recover fraudulently obtained healthcare costs such as inflated prescription drug payments resulting from unlawful sales and marketing practices by several multi-national pharmaceutical drug companies.
YLG also has developed a recognized expertise in employment class actions brought both under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and analogous state wage and hour laws. In the last couple of years alone, YLG attorneys have recovered over $50 million dollars on behalf of numerous individual workers who were denied wages and/or overtime compensation for all required hours worked. EY has litigated wage and hour class actions in several industries including meat and poultry processing, warehousing, food services, trucking, and retail.