As part of her comprehensive white collar litigation practice, trial lawyer Meredith S. Auten concentrates her practice on Civil False Claims Act (CFCA) and qui tam actions involving a range of corporate clients, including those in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and defense contracting industries. Meredith regularly defends corporations and their employees in government and regulatory agency investigations and litigation involving alleged healthcare fraud, government contracts fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, and business frauds. She also defends clients in complex government investigations. Meredith has experience defending opioid investigations and litigation involving the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and State Attorneys General across the country.
Meredith has been involved in a number of no-charge decisions involving both Fortune 500 companies and individuals. Clients rely on her to conduct often-sensitive internal investigations on their behalf. She collaborates with her clients, helping them to develop and regularly review and update their internal compliance and ethics programs—particularly those in the healthcare field.
Meredith publishes and lectures frequently on numerous white collar litigation topics, including issues related to internal investigations, the CFCA, and opioids. She currently serves as the national co-chair of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section White Collar Committee Qui Tam Subcommittee. She is also a former member of the Criminal Justice Appointment Panel for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and formerly served as a hearing committee member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.