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Susan R. Hershman

Susan R. Hershman

the United States Attorney, California Central District, United States Department of Justice
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy Chief, Civil Fraud Section, Civil Division, Office of
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Susan R. Hershman joined the Civil Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles in 1995, after 16 years of private practice in complex commercial litigation.

The Section is the largest affirmative civil fraud enforcement section in the country outside Main Justice. The Section consists of 15 attorneys, most with backgrounds in complex commercial litigation and a few who have devoted themselves previously to government practice. The Section also has a staff of investigators, paralegals, and several auditors, two who specialize in the health care fraud area and two with expertise (gained at the U.S. Defense Contract Audit Agency) in cost accounting fraud in government contracts generally. The Section’s work consists almost exclusively of False Claims Act investigation and litigation, and most of the work comes from qui tam cases.

AUSA Hershman became the Deputy Chief of the Section in 1998. She graduated from the College of Harvard University and the Boalt School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

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