Rebecca Martin is experienced in civil and criminal investigations and litigations involving the False Claims Act (FCA); Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA); Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS); Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDCA); and other health care and financial matters. Her clients include commercial lenders, medical device and diagnostic companies, digital and telemedicine health providers, academic medical centers and hospitals, post-acute facilities, multistate physician practices, and private equity sponsors and portfolio companies in the fintech and health care sectors. Rebecca has obtained highly favorable results in litigations and government investigations in FCA and other matters. A recognized thought leader in the field, Rebecca writes and speaks regularly regarding FCA and fraud and abuse issues.
Rebecca is a 15-year veteran of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where she served as co-chief of the Civil Frauds Unit and health care fraud coordinator. As co-chief, she was responsible for a full range of matters involving FCA and FIRREA, which resulted in billions of dollars in recoveries for the government during her tenure. Rebecca's portfolio included the financial, health care, pharmaceutical, research, and government contracting industries.
As co-chief, Rebecca supervised and handled groundbreaking FCA and FIRREA cases involving mortgage origination and securitization and a wide range of AKS and other matters in hospital/provider, pharmaceutical, pharmacy, and university settings. Rebecca's work involved extensive coordination with multiple components of the Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Inspector General, National Institutes of Health, TRICARE, and other federal agencies.
Massive False Claims Act Verdict Reinstated Against a Skilled Nursing Management Company and Its Affiliates
- Rutgers University (J.D. cum laude 1993; Order of the Coif); New York University (M.A. 1989); Northwestern University (B.A. 1984)
- New York
- Served with the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York (2001-2016) in the following positions: Co-Chief (2013-2016) and Deputy Chief (2008-2013) of Civil Frauds Unit, Health Care Fraud Coordinator and Assistant United States Attorney (2001-2008)
The Best Lawyers in America (2020, health care law)
The Henry L. Stimson Medal, New York City Bar (2015)
Public Service Award, New York County Lawyers Association (2011)
- Law Clerk to: Judge Theodore J. McKee, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1996-1997) and Judge John C. Lifland, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1994-1995)