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Civil Division


Civil Chief Gregory B. David leads the Civil Division of 30 attorneys. Civil AUSAs are generalist litigators who represent the federal government and its agencies and employees in civil litigation in the District.

The District is known as a major originator of Affirmative Civil Enforcement ("ACE") actions to address fraud on the United States, and for its efforts to enforce a wide variety of federal statutes and agency regulations such as the Controlled Substances Act, civil rights laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, and environmental laws (including support of DOJ's Office of Environmental Justice), and for its efforts to prosecute predatory lending and drug diversion.  Civil AUSAs work with Inspectors General of many agencies to investigate and litigate under the False claims Act and its whistleblower provisions.  The Division's ACE work pursues nationwide fraud schemes in the pharmaceutical industry, quality of care concerns in nursing homes, residential facilities, and personal care homes.  

The Civil Division also defends the United States and its federal agencies when they are sued.   Primary areas of practice are tort cases, including medical malpractice and Constitutional tort cases, and discrimination cases alleging discrimination in hiring and employment practices by federal agencies. Other areas of practice include judicial review of administrative findings, immigration, bankruptcy, and debts owed the United States or its agencies.

Updated April 17, 2023