Shireen Matthews is a former federal prosecutor who now helps companies conduct internal investigations and build, enhance, and maintain effective corporate compliance programs. Shireen regularly defends clients before a range of government agencies, including the DOJ, HHS-OIG, EPA, and DOD. She has defended a wide variety of white-collar criminal cases involving allegations of bribery of public officials, defense contractor fraud, false claims, and health care fraud.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Shireen served as the Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of California. During that time, she prosecuted violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, criminal false claims, and aggravated identity theft. Her success stories include uncovering a multimillion dollar fraud involving stolen medical equipment from Camp Pendleton, a health care fraud investigation of a hospital CEO, prosecution of wide-ranging contract fraud by a San Diego-based biotech firm, and obtaining one of the largest individual restitution awards for the Social Security trust fund. Shireen also has broad criminal trial experience and has successfully briefed and argued several cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
An engaged community leader, Shireen serves as a Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and is on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Chapter of the South Asian Bar Association. She also serves on Jones Day's firmwide Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Committee and is actively involved in the Firm's pro bono initiative to provide legal assistance to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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- March 2014Health Care Enforcement Priorities and Compliance Considerations, Health Ethics Trust - Certification Intensive Course
- Duke University (J.D. cum laude 2004); Georgetown University (B.A. in Political Science magna cum laude 2000; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California (2008-2013)
Young Federal Lawyer Award, Federal Bar Association (2013)
Commendations from the U.S. Attorney, the Department of Justice, FBI, SSA, and HHS-OIG for superior performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney
- Law Clerk to Judge Irma E. Gonzalez, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2004-2005)