Law in the service of public health

our litigation

about phai

Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) is a pioneer in the use of litigation and advocacy to protect, defend, and enhance public health.

Through our affiliation with Northeastern University School of Law, we seek big ideas to advance public health and justice

We have brought successful cases across the nation through our Center for Public Health Litigation, including landmark tobacco cases, e-cigarette and vaping cases, litigation aimed at predatory gambling practices, and litigation aimed at stopping the deceptive marketing of sugary drinks.

our areas of focus

Tobacco & Addiction Litigation

Preventing Gun Violence

Litigation Against Sugary Drinks

Fighting Predatory Gambling

Latest news

PHAI successfully defends Brookline’s Nicotine Free Generation law to phase out tobacco sales. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in a unanimous decision, gave the green light to the life-saving policy, which prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone born on or after January 1, 2000.

On December 8 2023, PHAI filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Massachusetts citizens deceived by a DraftKings sign-up promotion promising a $1,000 sing-up bonus for new customers.