Marlan Wilbanks, senior partner at Wilbanks & Gouinlock in Atlanta, has practiced law for 36 years, with the past 25 focused only on representing whistleblowers who file claims under the federal False Claims Act (FCA), according to his nominator essay.

He was honored for his successes in getting record results in fraud and abuse cases. “Lawsuits filed by Marlan have resulted in over $2 billion in recoveries. These recoveries benefit not only his clients, but also the taxpayers of the state of Georgia and the United States,” the essay said.