Matthew Organ is a principal in the firm's Litigation Group. Mr. Organ's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and litigation involving the federal and state False Claims Acts. He has represented a wide variety of clients in cases involving contract disputes and commercial torts. He also has experience litigating employment disputes, and defending against claims of discrimination based on race, national origin, and age.
In connection with his work on False Claims Act matters, Mr. Organ routinely assists the United States Department of Justice and State Attorney General Offices prosecute fraud allegations against large public companies. He works closely with Assistant United States Attorneys and other governmental agency investigators in offices across the country to investigate companies by identifying and interviewing relevant witnesses, reviewing and assessing company documents, collecting and analyzing relevant data, and evaluating legal standards. When False Claims Act investigations confirm allegations of fraud, Mr. Organ works with government officials to bring the matter to an appropriate resolution. When investigations lead to litigation, Mr. Organ has been entrusted by United States Attorneys' offices to take a lead role in civilly prosecuting the matter.
Mr. Organ also routinely litigates False Claims Act matters on behalf of his clients even when the government chooses not to intervene in the matter. Since Mr. Organ has joined Goldberg Kohn's False Claims Act practice, the firm's cases have returned more than half a billion dollars to state and federal treasuries.
Mr. Organ has been actively involved in pro bono matters, including the successful appeal of a criminal drug conviction, the favorable settlement of a prison abuse case and a favorable decision to reinstate disability benefits in an administrative appeal.
While receiving his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2002, Mr. Organ was elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned his B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 1997. Prior to law school, Mr. Organ represented several school board associations on a variety of employment matters, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
Mr. Organ is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Team Health Holdings, Inc. Pays $60 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Systematic Overbilling By Its PhysiciansFebruary 6, 2017
- January 31, 2017
- August 7, 2013Chicago Tribune
- January 29, 2010
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- University of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 2002
- Cornell University, B.S. in industrial and labor relations, 1997
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit