During his time at BrownGreer, much of Phil’s time has been spent implementing and administering class action settlements. His work has focused primarily on developing efficient protocols for the evaluation of thousands of claims, while ensuring compliance with the terms of settlement agreements and the distribution of benefits to eligible claimants.
Currently, Phil acts as a team lead for BrownGreer’s work on the $2.45 billion U.S. ASR Hip Settlement, in which BrownGreer serves as Claims Processor. Phil works directly with the Claims Administrator, Special Masters, Settlement Oversight Committee, and others to process claims in accordance with the Settlement Agreement. In the four month period following the implementation of the agreement by the parties, BrownGreer evaluated more than 7,000 individual claims totaling more than $1.5 billion in awards.
In the past, Phil served the Claims Administrator of the nation-wide class action settlement In re: Sulzer Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Product Liability Litigation. He managed a team of analysts, claim specialists and computer programmers that evaluated settlement claims for eligibility and made determinations about payment. In addition, Phil supported the Liaison Counsel for Wyeth in the $4 billion diet drug settlement. He also led the team of BrownGreer attorneys who evaluated claims in In Re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation Settlement, a program designed to compensate claimants for allegations of racial discrimination by agents of the USDA. Through his work on these settlement programs, Phil has gained the experience required to oversee the claims processing, database design, and payment of sizeable class action settlements.
In addition to work on large programs, Phil has experience working with significantly smaller settlements surrounding various issues, including claims associated with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, pharmaceutical products, discrimination claims, and wage and hour issues. As a result of his background in this area, Phil understands that the success of a settlement requires the implementation of practices that maximize efficiencies and allow the swiftest possible resolution of legal claims.