Lyzette Wallace is a Staff Attorney at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice group. Among other things, in this role, Ms. Wallace assists in discovery and evidentiary-related aspects of litigation and deposition preparation.
Ms. Wallace has extensive discovery experience related to government investigations and litigation involving securities, antitrust, and False Claims Act violations, across a range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare, and involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and numerous state Attorney General offices.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Wallace was as an associate at a highly regarded plaintiffs’ firms and a senior associate at a highly regarded defense firm. As a plaintiffs’ attorney, Ms. Wallace represented health care insurers against brand pharmaceutical manufacturers in large, antitrust class actions involving False Claims Act violations, kickbacks, Hatch-Waxman abuses and Whistleblower claims. Ms. Wallace was a member of the team that represented a whistleblower against a brand pharmaceutical manufacturer, leading to what was at the time the largest health care fraud settlement in the U.S. Department of Justice’s history. As a defense attorney, Ms. Wallace defended clients in internal and external investigations in deferred prosecution agreements, False Claims Act; Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act violations; kickbacks and qui tam matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, Food and Drug Administration, and various state Attorney General offices.
Ms. Wallace is a certified coach through the Coach Training Alliance and founded C3 Coaching, Inc. She is also an accomplished facilitator and speaker and has had the opportunity to give a presentation to a State Department audience that provided successful strategies for managing difficult client relationships and communications.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Wallace was a senior technical and marketing recruiter at Microsoft, and she founded, owned, and operated an education consulting business.
Ms. Wallace earned her B.A. from Stanford University, and she received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, where she was the Founder & President of the Intellectual Property Student Association.