Reuben Guttman

American University School of Public Affairs
Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC

About Reuben Guttman

Reuben Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC (GBB). His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has tried and/or litigated claims involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, environmental derelictions, antitrust, business interference and other common law torts or statutory violations. The International Business Times called Mr. Guttman “one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys,” and he has been recognized as a Washingtonian Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. A February 19, 2015 profile of Mr Guttman by the Boston Globe’s STAT NEWS referred to him as the “Lawyer Pharma Loves to Hate.” Citing a $98 million recovery from Community Health Systems, Inc., Law 360 named Mr. Guttman a “Health Care MVP” and profiled him in a December 1, 2014 article. Author David Dayen, writing in his Book, Chain of Title (The New Press, 2016) cited Mr. Guttman’s work on behalf of robo-signing whistleblower, Lynn Szymoniak, noting “he had won some of the largest awards in the history of the False Claims Act; there was really nobody better for the case.” Writing in their book, The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide, (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2011), authors Tom Devine and Tarek F. Massarani wrote that “in settling qui tam litigation, [Mr. Guttman] has aggressively and successfully negotiated for corrective action against public health and safety consequences from prescription drug fraud.” In the book, When Good Companies Go Bad, (ABC CLIO, 2014), authors Donald Beachler and Thomas Shevory profiled Mr. Guttman’s off label marketing case against Abbott labs, involving the drug Depakote, which resulted in a $1.6 billion recovery in 2012 for state and federal governments.


Work experience

American University School of Public Affairs
Professorial Lecturer | 2020 - Present
Guttman, Buschner & Brooks
Founding Partner | 2015 - Present
Emory University School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution | 2004 - Present
Founded and served as Senior Advisor to the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review; served as Team Leader and/or Faculty Member of the Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program; Co-taught course on complex litigation using the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


University of Rochester
B.A. (1985), History
Emory University
J.D. (1985)


Alumni Service Award
Emory University School of Law | 2015
Law 360 Life Sciences | 2014


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