Whistleblowers International Team

 Joseph M. Piacentile, M.D., J.D., Esq. – C.E.O.

Joseph Piacentile, M.D., J.D., Esq., is the Founder and CEO of Whistleblowers Against Fraud, LLC (“WAF”), Whistleblowers International of Puerto Rico, LLC (“WBI”), and co-founder and CEO of Piacentile, Stefanowski & Associates LLP d/b/a Whistleblowers International. Dr. Joe has dedicated more than 28 years of his professional career to seeking justice against those who commit fraud against the U.S. government. Dr. Joe has assisted the U.S. government in recovering more than $9 billion dollars.

Dr. Joe, as he is called in the industry, has been in involved in all manner and types of whistleblower cases, including Federal and State False Claims Act cases, SEC Whistleblower cases, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act cases, California Department of Insurance fraud cases, and has consulted on shareholder class actions, mass tort liability claims, amongst many others.

Dr. Joe is a licensed physician, with a degree from Georgetown University Medical School, and a New York licensed attorney with a degree from New York Law School. He is an expert in a broad array of healthcare and pharmaceutical issues. Dr. Joe has developed an extensive arsenal of expertise across many industries, with a particular level of expertise in pharmaceutical and medical device medico-legal issues, such as illegal kickbacks, off-label marketing, misbranding and “white-coat marketing.”

In addition, he has been granted a number of US Patents for inventions in the marketing and dissemination of Pharmaceutical Point-of-Prescription (PoP) intelligent messaging, compliance and virtual communications of off-label information.

The system is designed to disrupt the way pharmaceutical companies message their products. The system allows pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare stakeholders to message physicians and providers based on real-time, patient-specific data. This means that FDA-approved messages can be embedded in the prescription process. This system affords tremendous efficiencies for the pharmaceutical sales process, real-time metrics, feedback, and total transparency for the government regulators, such as the FDA and the Department of Justice.

New York

District of Columbia (application pending)

New York Law School  (J.D.)

Georgetown University Medical School  (M.D.)

Kevin Stefanowski, Esq. – Managing Partner

Kevin Stefanowski is the Managing Partner and a co-founder of Piacentile, Stefanowski & Associates LLP. Kevin works on a wide variety of legal matters pertaining to whistleblower law, including matters arising under the Federal False Claims Act, the CFTC and SEC whistleblower reward programs, the IRS whistleblower reward program, and on various other whistleblower-related matters.

New York

District of Columbia (application pending)

New York Law School, Cum Laude, Global Law Fellow (J.D.)

Baruch College, City University of New York (M.B.A.)

The New School for Social Research, The New School (M.A., Philosophy)

Roosevelt University (B.A. Honors, Franklin Roosevelt Honors Society)

  • Majors: Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology
  • Concentration: Neuroscience

Roberto R. Gonzalez, Esq. – Senior Associate

As an attorney with Whistleblowers International, Roberto works with clients blowing the whistle on a wide variety of issues, including government contracting, mortgage, medical billing, and tax fraud.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

District of Columbia

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, School of Law  (J.D., 2015)

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus  (B.S., 2010)

Christian A. Lopez, Esq. – Associate

As an attorney with Whistleblowers International, Christian works with clients to evaluate their potential Federal False Claims Act cases. He works on a variety of cases, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, and defense contractor fraud.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Pontifical Catholic University, School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2019)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico (B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing, cum laude, 2016)

Ansel R. Cancel, J.D. – Paralegal

As a paralegal with Whistleblowers International, Ansel provides support to the attorneys as they work on a wide variety of Federal False Claims Act cases, including government contracting, medical billing, and loan fraud. One of his main responsibilities is processing and organizing all evidence provided by clients.

University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D., 2018)

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (B.A. in Political Sciences specializing in International Relations, 2014)

Alexander Davila, J.D. – Paralegal

As a paralegal with Whistleblowers International, Alexander provides support to the attorneys as they work on a wide variety of fraud cases, including securities, mortgage, and tax fraud. His main responsibilities include performing initial intakes for potential clients, assisting with active cases, and carrying out legal research.

University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (J.D., 2016)

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (B.A. in Fine Arts, 2013)

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