Eva Gunasekera

Eva Gunasekera

Update your profile now!Former Federal Prosecutor Now Representing Whistleblowers
  • Health Care Law, Nursing Home Abuse
  • District of Columbia
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Eva is an experienced former prosecutor who now represents whistleblowers and has extensive experience investigating, litigating, and resolving cases involving the fraudulent practices of pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, physician groups, managed care providers, pharmacies, hospice and nursing home providers, other health care providers, government suppliers, and defense contractors
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At the Justice Department, Eva handled cases brought by whistleblowers in federal district courts throughout the United States, with more than $500 million in False Claims Act recoveries: violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law and all federal health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, FEHB). Her settlements include:
•$300M (drug company/illegally marketed drugs not approved by FDA/high pressure sales tactics/paid physicians’ cash, consulting fees, meals, lavish entertainment)
•$45M (pharma manufacturer off-label marketed drug with dangerous side effects)
•$38M (drug company paid physicians to write prescriptions for patients with heart conditions, fibromyalgia, or dementia)
•$35M (drug company misled patients/physicians about intended uses of a drug)
•$26M (managed care Medicaid contractor failed to provide screening, assessment and case management for adults/children with special health care needs)
•$20M (oncology provider billed for medically unnecessary and paid doctors’ bonuses to order these tests)
•$12M (cancer center billed for radiation oncology services not medically necessary, and patients not properly supervised by doctors)
•$8M (radiology center gave patients intravenous chemical during MRI scans without proper physician supervision and paid doctors kickbacks for referring patients)
•$7M (hospital submitted Medicare claims for fraudulent oncology services)
•$Millions (physician practice group performed unnecessary, but highly invasive peripheral artery procedures on patients) • (hospice companies prevented Medicare patients from receiving curative care) • (medical center fraudulently administered intensity modulated radiation therapy, IMRT) • (defense contractor charged unallowable costs on an army contract) • (fraud in the contracting process involving GSA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA)

Practice Areas
    Health Care Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Whistleblower Law
  • False Claims Act
  • Stark Law
  • Anti-Kickback Statute
  • FIRREA Enforcement/Financial Fraud
  • Pharmaceutical/Drug/Opioid Fraud
  • Government Contract/Procurement fraud
  • Monitorships/Independent Review Organization (IRO)
  • SBA fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Whistleblowers should contact Eva for a free consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud
United States Department of Justice
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False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback enforcement involving pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, physician groups, managed care providers, pharmacies, hospice and nursing home providers, other health care providers, government suppliers, and defense contractors
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
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Ohio University
B.A. | M.A.
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Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
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Washington, DC, USA
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