JAMES J. PEPPER

​Jim Pepper has represented both individuals and government entities in some of the largest qui tam settlements in history:


  • Represented Allison Zayas in the August 2018 $90 million AstraZeneca settlement.
  • ​Represented Ronald Rainero in the September 2009 $2.3 billion Pfizer settlement.  Mr. Rainero alleged that Pfizer illegally promoted the drug Zyvox. The federal and state governments recovered $98.5 million to settle their claims against Pfizer.
  • Represented the City of Chicago in resolving its claims related to its purchases of the drugs Zyvox and Bextra. This first settlement marked the first time any municipality recovered any money in a pharmaceutical qui tam case.
  • ​Represented the City of Chicago in resolving its claims against GlaxoSmithKline as part of the $3 billion GlaxoSmithKline global settlement.
  • Represented the City of Chicago in resolving its claims against Amgen as part of the $762 million Amgen global settlement. 
  • Represented the City of Chicago in resolving its claims against Novo Nordisk as part of the $58.7 million global settlement. 


Jim is a graduate of the Temple University School of Law (1998), the University of Pennsylvania (1996) and Allentown College of St. Francis De Sales (1991).


During his junior year in college, Jim studied at the University of Dublin, Trinity College on a Rotary Foundation International Scholarship. 


Jim Pepper is actively involved in his community.  The Pepper Law Firm has provided funding for over 25 students to help the defray their cost of attending a local parochial school for the 2019-2020 school year. 
Jim is also a board member of St. Paul's Preschool in Warrington, Pennsylvania.


Bar admissions:  Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of Illinois and the District of New Jersey.​


For a free consultation, please contact Jim today at 215-340-2500 or 267-994-2110 or email him at pepper@jamespepperlaw.com or jamespepperlaw@gmail.com



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