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Renee Brooker

Renee Brooker

Former Federal Prosecutor Now Representing Whistleblowers
  • District of Columbia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed by Derek Adams March 21, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Renée is an experienced and skilled attorney. She has a wealth of experience bringing matters that involve the Department of Justice and other agencies, including cases on behalf of whistleblowers, relators, and declarants.
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Summary

Prior to representing whistleblowers at Finch McCranie, Renée Brooker was a Federal Prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice. With over 25 years of experience, Renee counsels and advocates for clients in all industry areas. Her practice includes Whistleblower Law, False Claims Act, FIRREA Enforcement, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Government Contract/Procurement fraud, Pharmaceutical/Drug/Opioid Fraud, Monitorships/Independent Review Organization (IRO), Financial, Fraud/FIRREA Enforcement, SBA Fraud, and Health Care Fraud matters.

In 2016, Renée was honored with a Department of Justice Award for her work recovering billions of dollars under the False Claims Act and Whistleblower Law. She also received the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Excellence in a 1.2 billion dollar settlement with Wells Fargo Bank. Additional awards include the Department of Justice Dedicated Service Award and the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention.

Renée earned her B.S. from Temple University in 1987, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Additional Practice Areas
  • Whistleblower Law
  • False Claims Act
  • FIRREA Enforcement
  • Stark Law
  • Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Government Contract/Procurement fraud
  • Pharmaceutical/Drug/Opioid Fraud
  • Monitorships/Independent Review Organization (IRO)
  • Financial Fraud/FIRREA Enforcement
  • SBA Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Whistleblowers should contact Renee for a free consultation at reneebrooker@finchmccranie.com
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Finch McCranie, LLP
- Current
Advise and represent whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, FIRREA, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and the whistleblower programs of the SEC, CFTC, and the IRS. Serve as part of the team for Larry Thompson, Independent Corporate Compliance Monitor and Auditor for Volkswagen AG. For more information go to finchmccranie.com/renee
Assistant Director Civil Frauds
United States Department of Justice
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• False Claims Act, FIRREA, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback enforcement involving pharmaceutical, health care (hospice, nursing, ambulance, medical device, laboratories, provider practice groups, specialists, doctors, nurses, hospitals), defense, financial services, insurance, tobacco products, higher education and for-profit schools. • Architect of the financial fraud cases involving government-insured mortgage loan programs under President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. • Oversaw hundreds of settlements and judgments, with nearly $6 billion in False Claims Act and FIRREA recoveries.
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
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Temple University
B.S.
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Awards
For More Than 25 Years of Dedicated Public Service
United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Fraud Section
Commendation Award for recovering billions of dollars from financial institutions for fraudulent loan origination practices under the False Claims Act/Whistleblower Law
United States Department of Justice
Award for Excellence, in recognition of the $1.2 billion False Claims Act civil settlement with Wells Fargo Bank
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Dedicated Service Award for “a record of outstanding actions and accomplishments” under the False Claims Act/Whistleblower Law
United States Department of Justice
Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention for recovering hundreds of millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry for falsely inflated Medicare and Medicaid drug prices under the False Claims Act/Whistleblower Law
United States Department of Justice
Award for prosecuting Big Tobacco under civil racketeering laws for lying to the American public about the harmful effects of smoking
United States Department of Justice
Professional Associations
D.C. Bar
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania State Bar
Current
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Taxpayers Against Fraud
Current
Activities: False Claims Act, Whistleblowers
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Contact & Map
Finch McCranie
Former Prosecutor/Representing Whistleblowers
Washington, DC 20012
Telephone: (202) 288-1295
Cell: (202) 288-1295
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