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Andrew M. Beato is the Chair of the False Claims Act and Whistleblower Practice Group at Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP. His practice focuses on representing whistleblowers in the United States and abroad. Mr. Beato has substantial experience representing clients in high-profile government fraud investigations with various state and federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, State Attorneys General Offices, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Defense.
In an article published in The Hindu, India's leading English language newspaper, Mr. Beato advocates for a strong whistle-blower protection law: No country for whistle-blowers.
Honors & Awards
WASHINGTON'S BEST LAWYERS 2016, 2015, 2013 WASHINGTONIAN Magazine selects Andrew Beato for his outstanding record of achievement as a Whistleblower lawyer. THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS 2014, 2017
Community & Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Stein Mitchell Represented a Successful Whistleblower in $50 million Settlement of a Civil Fraud Lawsuit January 19, 2017
Worth the price? Push for cheaper generic drugs has Canadians buying questionable medicines from India Whistleblower represented by Andrew Beato uncovers questionable manufacturing standards, manipulated records and defective drugs at Ranbaxy Laboratories Originally Published in The National Post
Making India Inc. Accountable Andrew Beato cited in article that states, "It is not the responsibility of the government alone to act in order to curb corruption; corporate firms need to be proactive as well in checking fraudulent financial practices" Originally Published in The Hindu
Drug Batch Tainted? Just Hit Delete and Ship It to the U.S. Bloomberg article quotes Andrew Beato, "There's a pattern of conduct at other companies that are similar, if not identical, to the Ranbaxy problems" Originally Published in Bloomberg Business
Number of Indians Turning Whistle-Blowers in U.S. on the Rise Whistleblower Dinesh Thakur's attorney, Andrew Beato, says Ranbaxy suit has sparked increase in violation reports due to raised awareness of the False Claims Act Originally Published in The Economic Times
Stein Mitchell Muse & Cipollone LLP Announces Name Change and New Managing Partners The firm announces a name change to Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP, recognizing the strategic leadership and exceptional contribution of partner, Andrew M. Beato Press Release
Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP Announces $16.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement for Unnecessary Heart Procedures Performed by St. Joseph Health System Kentucky Hospital Settles Allegations that Physicians Performed Unnecessary Open-Heart Procedures and Maintained Improper Financial Relationships with Physicians in Violation of Kickback and Stark Laws Press Release
Four Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP Attorneys Named to Elite List of "Best Lawyers" by WASHINGTONIAN Magazine Press Release
Co-author, The Law of Law Firms (West) (2d ed. 2012). Chapter Co-author, ABA Consumer Law Developments Author, Newly Independent and Separating States' Succession to Treaties, 9 Am. U.J. Int'l & Pol'y 525 (1994).