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Chief of the Civil Division

Gregory David

Gregory David has served as Chief of the Civil Division since April 2018.  Along with Deputy Chiefs Charlene Keller Fullmer and Susan Becker, Mr. David supervises all civil matters, including affirmative civil enforcement actions that address fraud against the United States and defense of the federal government, its agencies, and employees in civil litigation in the District.


Prior to his selection as Civil Chief, Mr. David led several significant civil cases on behalf of the Office, including a multi-district False Claims Act investigation that resulted in a $150 million settlement with Amedisys, the largest DOJ recovery ever against a home health company.  For his work, Mr. David received the Main Justice Civil Division Special Commendation.  Mr. David has been involved in numerous other affirmative civil enforcement resolutions.  He has also defended the United States in a variety of different cases that the Office handles.

In addition to his work as the Civil Chief, Mr. David was selected to serve as a member and subsequently the Chair of the Civil Chiefs’ Working Group.  In that capacity, he also serves as an ex officio member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, advising and reporting on issues relevant to Civil Assistant United States Attorneys throughout the country.  He also chairs the Civil Chief's Working Group's Frauds Subcommittee.

From 2011 to 2018, Mr. David served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, overseeing third-year law students’ externships within the Civil Division. Two former externs subsequently served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in civil divisions in other federal districts.  

Mr. David is a 2000 graduate with high distinction from the University of Virginia and a 2004 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.  He began his legal career serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, then-Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He worked as a litigator for the Philadelphia law firm Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller before joining the Office.

Updated November 17, 2022