Linda Wyetzner is a founding partner of Behn & Wyetzner, Chartered. She is a seasoned trial lawyer and negotiator, currently specializing in representing citizens who have reported fraud under the qui tam provisions of the federal and state False Claims Acts. Ms. Wyetzner was a lead attorney in three groundbreaking pharmaceutical qui tam cases against Omnicare, CVS and Walgreens. Ms. Wyetzner has substantial experience with false claims act cases involving fraud in a diverse range of fields including fraud in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, telecommunications and defense contracting industries as well as NIH grant fraud.
Ms. Wyetzner also has over twenty years experience representing employees in disputes with their employers. As House Counsel to the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in Chicago, Linda represented Chicago’s broadcast journalists and disc jockeys in negotiating collective bargaining agreements and other litigation matters involving major television networks and radio stations.
Chicago broadcasters have said:
“Linda was a fabulous representative for our AFTRA members. She was a tough, tenacious, and tireless negotiator. I have this enduring image of her at the bargaining table … single-handedly facing a battery of network ‘suits.’ Linda may have been out-numbered. But she was never out-classed.”
– Mary Ann Childers
Veteran Anchor & Reporter
WLS-TV & CBS 2, Chicago
“I was President of my local union, AFTRA, while Linda Wyetzner was employed as an Assistant Executive Director for Broadcasting. She was responsible for negotiating contracts with all local radio and TV stations, handling grievances for on-air talent, helping to organize non union stations, and representing broadcasters before the NLRB. She was extremely professional in that position and remains universally liked by broadcasters. In addition to serving as local President I was a union steward and frequently called upon her for advice and representation. Linda Wyetzner was, in simple terms, our go-to person and never failed to serve our best interests. I would recommend her to any client or potential client.”
– Dick Kay, former Political Editor, NBC5 Chicago
Current talk show host on WCPT 820 AM.