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Civil Division


Defensive Units represent the United States in civil actions. These matters include representing the United States in suits brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, administrative appeals, and employment discrimination cases, as well as defending individual federal employees against constitutional tort claims.

Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit brings affirmative matters on behalf of the United States. AUSAs pursue civil rights and environmental justice cases and civil fraud and False Claims Act cases, which include defense contractor and health care fraud.

Financial Litigation Unit handles federal liens and collects federal debts, including restitution on behalf of victims of crime.

Updated April 18, 2023