Robert H. Griffith

Partner

Overview

Robert H. Griffith is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where he concentrates a substantial portion of his practice representing retail clients and entities in the health care and financial services industries, including in connection with the defense of class actions, payor/provider disputes, and numerous other sorts of class and individual claims (including those alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, violations of various states’ consumer fraud statutes, ERISA, and RICO statutes, among others). A significant part of Mr. Griffith’s practice also includes representing clients in connection with False Claims Act litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team; and its Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Consumer Financial Services, Securities Enforcement & Litigation, and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practices.

Mr. Griffith has extensive experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in various arbitration forums. His practice focuses on complex commercial, health care, securities and consumer litigation matters, including class actions, derivative actions and multidistrict litigation.

Education

Mr. Griffith received his bachelor’s degree (B.B.A, 1993) in finance from the University of Iowa. He received his J.D. from Chicago – Kent in 1996.

Admissions

Mr. Griffith is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Griffith is a member of the American Bar Association and its Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Sections, as well as its Securities and Class Actions/Derivatives Suits Committees.

Representative Matters

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Represented a major pharmacy company in a state False Claims Act action in Illinois state court.
The prescriptions by a doctor who was on the Medicaid excluded provider list would not be covered under a pharmacy benefit manager's ("PBM's") benefit plan. A doctor sued the PBM for defamation for communicating that fact to patients who presented his prescriptions at retail pharmacies. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the PBM in this health care litigation.
Represented a pharmacy benefit management company in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.