David S. Golub is an experienced litigator who served as lead private counsel for the State of Connecticut in its action against the tobacco industry.
Connecticut’s leading role in the nationwide litigation and helping achieve the nationwide settlement was specifically recognized by a special panel of former attorneys general, which concluded that the contribution of Connecticut’s legal team to the national settlement was among the top five of the 57 states and other entities involved in that litigation. Connecticut stands to recover nearly $4 billion as a result of its team’s legal efforts.
Mr. Golub has also successfully represented corporate whistleblowers in actions brought on behalf of the United States government under the False Claims Act.
His $150 million settlement in 1994 of a claim against United Technologies Corporation was, at the time, the largest such award ever recovered for the United States government under the Act. Mr. Golub’s client received a relator’s share of $22.5 million, then also the largest such award ever given to a relator under the Act.
In December 1987, in recognition of his work on these cases, he received the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s annual award for outstanding volunteer contributions by a private attorney to legal assistance for the poor. He has also been active in constitutional and civil rights litigation.
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