David Chizewer Featured in Television Interview Concerning Watermark’s $4.25 Million Whistleblower Lawsuit Settlement
David Chizewer, a principal in the firm's litigation group, has been featured in the National Law Journal’s list of 10 of the nation’s top litigators. He was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation, and was separately a runner-up for that same award. He was also named Lawyer of the Year by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund. The federal court in Chicago has twice given Mr. Chizewer the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service, and the National Law Journal has named him an "Environmental Trailblazer" for his work on environmental justice issues. TEST
An experienced False Claims Act litigator, Mr. Chizewer's qui tam cases have returned more than $500 million to federal and state treasuries. Mr. Chizewer has served as co-lead trial counsel in some of the country's most prominent False Claims Act and health care cases.
Mr. Chizewer is a frequent speaker on the False Claims Act, including lectures at the Federal Judicial Center, the National Advocacy Center and the law schools of Cornell and Berkeley.
In a civic capacity, Mr. Chizewer is at the forefront of the legal issues affecting the education reform movement. He is one of the founders and past board president of the Chicago International Charter School, the nation's largest charter school. He also co-founded the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.
Mr. Chizewer received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1991 and his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Pomona College in 1988.
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