Nationwide Trial Practice

Berg & Androphy has practiced in courts from New York to California, primarily in large-scale commercial cases. Our results are a point of pride with us. We have won virtually every case we have tried or obtained a superb settlement along the way.

Nationwide Qui Tam, SEC, IRS
Whistleblower Practice

The prestigious law firm of Berg & Androphy has participated in Qui Tam, SEC, and IRS Whistleblower litigation throughout the country. The law firm maintains its principal office in Houston, Texas, and offices in Washington, D.C., Denver, Colorado and
New York, New York.

Watch Joel Androphy's informative video series, "National Wistleblower Litigation."

Our History

Our track record is a point of pride with us. Over the past four decades, our lawyers have tried virtually every kind of civil and criminal case, obtaining an excellent verdict or settlement in virtually every matter we have handled.

On the civil side, we have represented Fortune 100 and 500 corporations, their board members and executives, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in everything from ordinary contract disputes to bet-the-company litigation. Our firm has a significant nationwide qui tam practice, representing whistleblowers inside corporations that have exposed fraud against the federal and state governments.

On the criminal side, our early practice in state court cases evolved over the years into representation of individuals and corporations in federal court accused of white collar crimes.

In The News

Major news organizations have covered our cases for years, and increasingly, have sought our senior partners' opinions on current legal issues about commercial, qui tam and white collar cases. David Berg and Joel Androphy have appeared on almost all of major network and cable news networks, including ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and Bloomberg, and have been interviewed by and included in articles published by periodical such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Time Magazine, BBC, Businessweek, Forbes, Fox News and Reuters. In addition, Joel is the legal analyst for ABC Houston.

David Berg has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, multiple times for more than a decade, in eight practice areas, putting him among the top 100 lawyers in the publication, based on the number of trial specialties: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Antitrust Litigation, Patent Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Defendants Personal Injury and Plaintiffs Personal Injury. He has also been named to the National Law Journal's annual list of America's Top Ten Civil Trial Lawyers.

Joel was recognized as the Best Civil Attorney in the Houston Press' 2009 Best of Houston® publication.

Best LawyersIn 2012 and 2013, David and Joel were both selected as New York Top Rated Attorneys by Martindale-Hubbel® and ALM, the Nation's largest publisher of legal media. More Info Learn more about this achievement.

The firm of Berg & Androphy was awarded, in 2013 and 2014, the prestigious "Best Law Firms" Tier 1 Ranking for Multiple Practice Areas by U.S. News & World Report. More Info Learn more about this achievement.

Best LawyersAnti-Defamation League (ADL) selected David Berg as the 2014 recipient of the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence award.
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2014 Pull For Kids ClassicJoel and Sheryl Androphy Are Honored By Child Advocates At 2014 Pull For Kids Classic.
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David Berg is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Joel Androphy and Sarah Frazier served as Program Directors for the ABA's National False Claims and Qui Tam Trial Institute in Washington DC, from June 5-7, 2013.

Publications and Seminars

Since 1980, David Berg has published more than a hundred legal and political essays and articles in periodicals such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and the Houston Chronicle. He frequently demonstrates trial skills for such organizations as the Corporate Counsel Institute, the American Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the ABA, and the Association of General Counsel and was recently named one of the Best Lawyers in America in eight trial specialties. His book, THE TRIAL LAWYER: WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN (ABA 2006), was a frequent #1 bestseller on litigation on and is now available as a DVD/Book Package with 6 Hours of CLE credit. Mr. Berg's recently released memoir, Run, Brother, Run, has received critical acclaim nationwide. The New York Times called it "extraordinary" and The Guardian USA gave the book its Readers Choice Best Summer Read award.
Watch David discuss Run, Brother, Run on Imus in the Morning
Read reviews and excerpts or purchase Run, Brother, Run

Joel Androphy has published over 80 articles and has participated in more than a hundred seminars and presentations, lecturing most recently on qui tam litigation for such organizations as the Food and Drug Law Institute and on white collar crime for the American Corporate Counsel Association. He has written several books, White Collar Crime (Thompson/West 2012), one of the leading works on the subject, and more recently, another treatise, entitled the Federal False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation (Law Journal Press 2010). Joel recently produced "National Whistleblower Litigation," a comprehensive video series that navigates the complexities of Federal False Claims Acts and Qui Tam Actions, Healthcare Fraud, Government Procurement Fraud and the IRS Whistleblower Program.
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