Matthew Benedetto, Esq. is a counsel in the Los Angeles Office of WilmerHale. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation and government investigations. Mr. Benedetto has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical companies, healthcare companies, and financial institutions in both federal and state False Claims Act actions. In the healthcare space, he has unique experience litigating California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, a qui tam statute in the Insurance Code, including argument before the California Court of Appeal. He also has experience representing qui tam whistleblowers and before joining WilmerHale was a member of a trial team in a four-week federal jury trial involving FCA allegations against a major insurance company.
In his pro bono practice, Mr. Benedetto obtained in 2015 a rare federal jury verdict in favor of his client, a California state prisoner, in a First Amendment retaliation case brought against state correctional officers. He currently represents Theranos, the blood testing diagnostics company, in a number of actions across the country.