Jake Elberg is an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. As Chief of the Office’s Health Care & Government Fraud Unit for five years, Mr. Elberg has supervised a team of 15 AUSAs and directed all of the Office’s criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud offenses, including investigations and prosecutions of fraud against the government and private health insurance plans, illegal kickback schemes, violations of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and the improper diversion of prescription drugs, as well as all health care-related actions brought by the Office under the False Claims Act. In addition, Mr. Elberg has supervised and directed investigations regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, as well as fraud against certain other government agencies and programs.
In 2013, Mr. Elberg was awarded the Department of Justice’s Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an AUSA for his investigation and prosecution of Maxim Healthcare Services, et al., which resulted in a recovery of $150 Million (the largest ever in a home healthcare case), as well as the felony conviction of nine individuals in six states, including three senior executives of one of the nation’s largest home healthcare companies.
In 2018, Mr. Elberg was awarded the Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General Award for Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse for leading the investigation and prosecution of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, which resulted in 53 convictions, including 38 physicians – the largest number of medical professionals ever prosecuted in a bribery case.
Mr. Elberg is also an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches a course on Health Care Fraud and Corruption.
Mr. Elberg joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2007. Prior to joining the US Attorney’s Office, Mr. Elberg was an associate at Dwyer & Collora LLP (now Hogan Lovells) in Boston, where his areas of practice included white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and general commercial litigation.
Mr. Elberg received his JD in 2003 from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude, after having received his BA in 2000 from Dartmouth College, from which he graduated cum laude and with honors. After graduating law school, Mr. Elberg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Gertner (District of Massachusetts).