Admission & Qualifications
California State Bar
Southern District of California
Central District of California
Northern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
University of Miami, BBA 1986 (International Finance)
Hofstra University, JD 1989
Faith is a former AUSA for the Central and Southern Districts of California where she specialized in fraud, money laundering, tax, asset forfeiture, and False Claims Act cases. She also served as a Trial Attorney for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Faith specializes in representing clients in federal and state tax proceedings as well cases that involve complex asset forfeiture matters. She also conducts internal investigations for private entities, and nonprofit organizations when fraud or misconduct is alleged.
She is a member of the WWCDA Monitor/Receiver Initiative Subcommittee, and has been appointed by the California Superior Courts and United States District Courts to serve as a Receiver over matters involving fraud and misappropriation of assets.
Represented a client who was charged in a federal criminal case alleging fraud and forfeiture.
Represented a corporation in proceedings brought by the California taxing authorities relating to allegations of improper booking of sales.
Represented a corporation against asset seizure proceedings brought by a Receiver in an SEC enforcement action.
Conducted an internal investigation for a private school relating to a student cheating scheme.
Conducted an internal investigation for a corporation that was the victim of employee theft and embezzlement.
Appointed by the Superior Court of California to investigate allegations that $300 million in assets were wrongfully appropriated from a real estate holding company.
Appointed by the United States District court to investigate allegations that a financial advisory firm misappropriated client assets.
Represented a client who was wrongfully accused of opiate misuse.
Conducted investigation of an investment advisory firm alleged to have misappropriated client assets.
Appointed by the Board of Directors of Tri City Hospital to serve on its Audit and Compliance Committee.
Civil Forfeiture and Bankruptcy Fraud: An Alternative to Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation, California Bankruptcy Journal, Volume 25
Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California (2001-2015)
Major Frauds and Asset Forfeiture Sections
Trial Attorney, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (2006-2007)
Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California (1991-2001)
Civil Fraud Section
Associate, Graham & James (1989-1991)