Arthur P. Fritzinger

Member

Recent Publication:

Whistleblower Watch Winter 2024

A quarterly update on FCA Enforcement and Qui Tam Litigation from Arthur Fritzinger and Calli Padilla.

Arthur is a respected white collar defense attorney, representing companies and individuals in government inquiries, criminal proceedings, civil and administrative enforcement actions, and internal investigations. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, executives and directors of publicly traded and private companies, small businesses and owners, universities, and nonprofits.

Arthur focuses his practice primarily on False Claims Act (FCA) defense and has deep experience in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, anti-kickback violations, and government contracts fraud. He responds to qui tam and whistleblower suits as well as government-initiated inquiries, counsels on defense strategy and retaliation avoidance, defends civil investigative demand letters, leads sensitive internal investigations, and positions clients for quick and quiet resolutions.

He also has broad experience defending clients in non FCA-related governmental allegations of mail fraud, public corruption, sanctions violations, insider trading and other securities fraud, and tax fraud, as well as defeating fraud claims in a purely commercial context.

Arthur frequently represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. But as a lifelong Philadelphian, who matriculated, clerked, trained, and practices in Philadelphia, Arthur brings invaluable knowledge of the local bar and bench to every local engagement.

Beyond his private practice, Arthur regularly handles pro bono matters through the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. He was a core member of the legal team that won release for Dontia Patterson, who was incarcerated as a teenager and served 10 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. The District Attorney’s Office ultimately joined the defense request for the conviction to be vacated without retrial, and the city paid Patterson $1.2M to settle his civil right claims. Arthur also volunteers with the nonprofit, Focused Athletics, helping inner city athletes earn admission to college and, with his wife, is an active supporter of college sports.

Arthur graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law, magna cum laude, and the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, where he was an offensive lineman on the football team. Arthur joined Cozen O’Connor following clerkships with District Court Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg and Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge, both of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  

Experience

News

Cozen O'Connor and Pennsylvania Innocence Project Team Up to Clear Innocent Man Imprisoned for Murder

May 21, 2018

Congratulations to Vince McGuinness, Hayes Hunt, Dylan Alper, Calli Padilla, and Art Fritzinger, all of the Philadelphia office, for their successful advocacy for Dontia Patterson who served over a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017

The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor

November 04, 2014

Sixteen Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor. Each year, the pro bono committee of the First Judicial Court recognizes attorneys who have provided pro bono services to litigants in the Philadephia Courts. In order to be named to the Roll of Honor, an attorney must practice in Philadelphia County, must have provided services to a client in a case before the FJD, must not be employed by an organization whose primary purpose is the provision of free legal services to the underprivileged, and must have provided legal services with no expectation of receiving a fee.

Publications

Whistleblower Watch Winter 2024

February 26, 2024

A quarterly update on FCA Enforcement and Qui Tam Litigation from Arthur Fritzinger and Calli Padilla.

Are You Secure? DOJ’s Cyber-Fraud Initiative and Heightened FCA Enforcement

February 26, 2024

A new trend in false-reporting cases is emerging under the FCA’s broad authority — cybersecurity enforcement. Arthur Fritzinger, Calli Padilla, and Jacqueline Wonton discuss.

Whistleblower Watch Summer 2023

August 07, 2023

A quarterly update on FCA Enforcement and Qui Tam Litigation

Big Data, Big Recovery: The Emergence of Data Analytics in Health Care FCA Enforcement [Alert]

August 04, 2023

Data analytics has notably amplified the investigation of health care claims, but these new approaches have raised concerns within the legal system.

Supreme Court Confirms: Subjective Beliefs of Falsity are Fair Game in FCA Lawsuits [Alert]

August 04, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court held in two consolidated landmark cases that a defendant’s subjective beliefs must be considered in determining whether they knowingly violated the False Claims Act. The ruling will have far-reaching and immediate ramifications in FCA litigation.

It’s (Not) About Time - Government May Move to Dismiss FCA Suit at Any Point During its Pendency [Alert]

June 20, 2023

The Supreme Court confirmed that the Government may intervene and move to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit at any time during the life of the case.

Supreme Court Appears Unlikely to Adopt “Objectively Reasonable” Test for False Claims Act Liability [Alert]

April 20, 2023

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated, landmark False Claims Act cases, and oral argument suggests how the Court will rule.

Whistleblower Watch Winter 2023

March 01, 2023

A quarterly update on FCA Enforcement and Qui Tam Litigation

The FCA as a Sword to Combat Pandemic-Related Fraud: No End in Sight [Alert]

February 28, 2023

In 2022, federal prosecutors used the False Claims Act to recover nearly $7 million from fraud related to pandemic-relief. We expect that to increase in 2023.

Landmark Supreme Court Case Could Reshape the FCA Scienter Requirement [Alert]

January 23, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon clarify the knowledge requirement for False Claims Act (FCA) cases, agreeing to hear two such cases.

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2023 PACDL White Collar Practice Seminar

November 16, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2007
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Hon. Mitchell S. Goldberg, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Hon. David R. Strawbridge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania