SFMS is a results-driven law firm that is focused on delivering the highest level of service possible to our worldwide clients.
Up To The Challenge
The SFMS team is equipped and ready for complex, high-stakes cases in all sectors of business and civil litigation.
World Class Worldwide
SFMS delivers sophisticated solutions and impressive results to clients nationwide and internationally.
A Dream Team
Our deep bench of proven litigators is cultivated from prestigious law schools and top law firms around the country.
SFMS is an established law firm with an international reach and reputation. Founded by alumni of large firms, SFMS began as a litigation boutique over ten years ago and has grown into a full-service firm with offices located strategically throughout the United States and strong international affiliations.
SFMS attributes its significant growth and consistent success to a singular focus on identifying and meeting our clients’ needs and objectives. Our client base, like our practice, is diverse and varied. Those clients include small and midsize business entities, multinational corporations, institutional investors, broker-dealers, benefit funds and plan administrators, financial institutions, governmental entities, labor unions and individuals, including corporate executives, employees, consumers, retirees and whistleblowers. Our clients consistently tell us that our work compares quite favorably to that of larger firms in terms of quality, creativity, cost effectiveness and results.
Comprehensive and Sophisticated Legal Services
SFMS’s team of lawyers and other professionals is well credentialed, having attended and excelled at some of the finest educational institutions in the world. Our team is experienced and capable of meeting virtually any client need or objective. In addition to an internationally recognized litigation practice, including experienced trial lawyers and true courtroom firepower that dwarfs that of many law firms of our size, we also provide full transactional and business counseling services nationwide and throughout the globe. That spectrum includes business formation, capital markets, corporate governance, initial public offering and merger and acquisition services, alternative dispute resolution services (including significant domestic and international arbitration and mediation experience), employee benefits and fiduciary compliance counseling, a full range of labor and employment services, and personal legal services for select clients.
SFMS maintains offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as Howard Brown on behalf of HS Brown Limited, in England.
In virtually every client engagement, we create a team and draw on the strengths of personnel from several locations. We also are a proud and active member of Integrated Advisory Group (iaginternational.org), a highly respected network of attorneys, fiduciary trust and tax advisors that provide the firm’s clients with access to high quality advice at reasonable costs in almost any jurisdiction around the world. Using cutting edge technology and a traditional (and we believe invaluable) focus on working together as one cohesive enterprise at all times while adhering to the highest standards of advocacy and ethics, we are able to consistently meet and exceed our clients’ goals, while maintaining a challenging, dynamic and fulfilling work environment in which team members, including lawyers and non-lawyers, are encouraged to develop personally and professionally by pursuing matters that interest them, whether related to specific client needs, pro bono matters and otherwise.
In the News
On July 22, 2020, Lawyers Club of San Diego hosted its virtual Passing of the Gavel and Swearing In Ceremony, swearing in the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and introducing the 2020-2021 Lawyers Club President, Yahairah Aristy. SFMS Associate, Jaclyn M. Reinhart, served as a co-chair of Lawyers Club’s Law Student Outreach Committee for the 2019-2020 […]
The man behind the biggest whistleblower settlement under federal anti-kickback laws to date has a fascinating story to tell. For several years, as a sales representative for Novartis, Oswald Bilotta bravely risked his career and more gathering evidence of a massive kickback scheme in which doctors were bribed for recommending prescription drugs. This exclusive NBC […]
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Agrees To Pay $678 Million To Settle Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP False Claims Act Qui Tam Case
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay $678 Million to Settle Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks Involving Nine of the Company’s Drugs James E. Miller of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP, Lead Counsel for Plaintiff-Relator, Oswald Bilotta (the “Relator” or “Whistleblower”), announced today that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“Novartis”) has agreed to settle alleged violations of the False […]
Each year, the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego hosts an in-person speed mentoring event for law students. When COVID-19 made that impossible, the Committee came up with an innovative approach. Instead of canceling altogether, they split the event into a two-part virtual series entitled “Mastering Mentoring.” The first part, “Virtual Mentoring,” took place on March […]
Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP is pleased to announce that Campbell Soup Company accepted its request to remove all images and references to Parmigiano Reggiano from the labels of its Prego line of sauces. Our legal team supported the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium in requesting that the U.S. canning industry remove the images because they were […]
Livingston v. Trane U.S. Inc., No. 2:17-cv-06480-ES-MAH (D.N.J.) A settlement has been reached on behalf of nearly 500,000 current and former owners of Trane and American Standard air conditioners manufactured with an unapproved rust inhibitor that caused many units to fail. The plaintiffs in the class action suit were represented by James C. Shah of […]
Teva Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act Case Recently Settled For $54 Million New York, N.Y. (January 30, 2020) – Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP is pleased to announce that the Honorable Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, recently approved a whistleblower award of 29 […]
Many states have strict guidelines when it comes to classifying workers. In New Jersey, the Department of Labor has a stringent test they utilize to determine if a person is actually an independent contractor, and not an employee of the company. Moreover, the DOL will enforce serious penalties against employers who improperly classify their workers. […]
Jaclyn Reinhart of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP is co-chair of the Lawyers Club Law Student Outreach Committee. Lawyers Club of San Diego hosts many events throughout the year to support its mission of advancing the status of women in law and society. Our next mixer will be held on January 15 at Groundswell […]
For Immediate Release Teva Agrees to Pay $54 Million to Settle Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks Involving Two of the Company’s Drugs – Azilect and Copaxone New York, NY – James E. Miller of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”), Lead Litigation Counsel for plaintiffs-relators, Charles Arnstein and Hossam Senousy (the “Relators” or “Whistleblowers”), announced today that […]
On December 30, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled on Apple, Inc.’s (“Apple”) Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint (“Motion”) in the case of Gina Priano-Keyser v. Apple, Inc., a proposed class action pending before the Honorable Kevin McNulty. The Court issued an order granting in part and denying in […]
The International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) is a distinguished, global association devoted to lawyers aged 45 years and younger. Attorney Jaclyn Reinhart will be participating in a top-notch academic program focused on international litigation and business issues at the AIJA’s bi-annual conference in Miami, Florida. Jaclyn works primarily on class actions for Shepherd, Finkelman, […]
Client-Focused and Results-Driven Representation
Our nationally recognized firm has been selected in dozens of cases as lead counsel in representative and collective litigation. Since SFMS was founded in 2002, we have recovered more than $1 billion for clients in securities arbitrations, class action litigation, qui tam lawsuits and other matters. Our consistent results reflect the caliber of our attorneys, professionals and support staff, as well as the firm’s commitment to zealous advocacy, sound strategy and close communication with clients.
Contact SFMS to discover our winning attitude and receive personalized attention to your legal matters. Clients are provided with direct access to proven and accomplished counselors and litigation attorneys who will assist in identifying and achieving each client’s objectives while offering candid, realistic and no-nonsense advice at all times.