The Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma represents the United States, federal officials/employees, and federal agencies in civil actions at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts.
The Civil Division has two primary responsibilities:
To represent and defend the interests of the United States as a defendant whenever it or one of the federal agencies, its officers, or agents is sued. These defensive matters involve a broad range of cases including employment disputes, medical malpractice suits, other tort (personal injury) actions, federal prisoner litigation, judicial review of federal agency administrative decisions, and cases challenging the constitutionality of federal statutes and regulatory schemes.
To represent the interests of the United States in enforcement of civil laws seeking to recover funds lost due to fraud committed against the government, mortgage foreclosures, land condemnation, affirmative environmental cases. As part of its role in affirmative litigation, the Financial Litigation Unit of the Civil Division diligently pursues debts owed to the United States in the form of defaulted government loans, criminal fines and restitution owed after sentencing, and unpaid judgments in favor of the United States.