Trial Attorney, Department of Justice Criminal Fraud Section's Health Care Fraud Unit

I am currently a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice Criminal Fraud Section's Health Care Fraud Unit. I prosecute Medicare fraud cases in the Southern District of Florida. Working with a team of FBI and HHS-OIG agents, I investigate and bring criminal cases against individuals and entities stealing funds from Medicare. I primarily focus on health care fraud conspiracies involving the Anti-Kickback Statute, particularly cases involving home health agencies and Part D prescription drug fraud involving pharmacies. Recent cases have also included Title 21 drug charges stemming from opioid pill mills.

I spend every day focusing on reducing health care fraud that costs the United States government billions of dollars in lost Medicare funds. In addition to working with a team of dedicated agents, I collaborate with a data analytics team to identify and combat inventive health care fraud schemes.

I have always been interested in the health care sector. I spent a year conducting public health research in Jerusalem prior to law school. After clerking for two years, I joined Williams & Connolly (W&C) in Washington, DC, where I worked on false claims act litigation involving the generic pharmaceutical industry. As a litigation associate, I combined civil health care fraud work with criminal pro bono cases. I then moved to Philadelphia to join my fiancé and began working for Drinker Biddle, which has a dedicated health law practice. A few months later, I received the offer to join the Justice Department and work under a mentor who directed my 1L summer internship at the US Attorney's office in the District of New Jersey. I now have the privilege of being able to combine my interests in criminal law and litigation with my passion for working in the health care field. 

Yale Law School offered the opportunity to meet some of the greatest legal minds in the country. Yet it is the variety of experiences that the law school offers to its students that had the greatest impact on my career. As a first semester 1L, I joined the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project under Professor Heather Gerken. From Day 1, I worked on active impact litigation and gained firsthand experience that I have continued to build on ever since. But most importantly, the law school introduced me to some of my closest friends who provide the support and comradery necessary to survive and thrive in any legal career.