Jacob Elberg will discuss his paper, “Corporate Health Care Enforcement at a Crossroads: Newly Available Data and the Need for Comprehensive False Claims Act Reform.”
Jacob T. Elberg is Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches in the areas of Health Law, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Evidence, and Data Analytics. His areas of interest include corporate crime and compliance, the role of various actors in the enforcement of health care fraud laws and regulations, and criminal justice policy.
Prior to joining Seton Hall Law School, Elberg served for 11 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. As Chief of the Office’s Health Care & Government Fraud Unit for five years, Elberg led one of the largest and most impactful health care units in the country, supervising a team of 15 AUSAs and directing all of the Office’s criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud offenses, including investigations and prosecutions of fraud against the government and private health insurance plans, illegal kickback schemes, violations of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and the improper diversion of prescription drugs including opioids, as well as all health care-related actions brought by the Office under the False Claims Act. In addition, Elberg supervised and directed investigations regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, as well as fraud against certain other government agencies and programs. He launched the District of New Jersey’s Data Mining Working Group and spearheaded the Office’s efforts to utilize data analytics to identify, investigate, and prosecute health care fraud offenses.
Elberg has been a leading speaker throughout the country on issues relating to health care fraud and abuse. He has been called upon to teach Department of Justice criminal and civil health care prosecutors from across the country on several occasions, including at the conference launching Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates’s Individual Accountability Initiative.
Elberg received his BA, cum laude and with honors, from Dartmouth College and his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. After graduating law school, he clerked for the Honorable Nancy Gertner, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and then practiced law as an associate at the firm of Dwyer & Collora LLP (now Hogan Lovells) in Boston, where his areas of practice included white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and general commercial litigation. He is a member of the Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York Bars.
The Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop, led by Professor I. Glenn Cohen, provides a forum for discussion of new scholarship from leading researchers and opinion-makers in the fields at the intersection of health and law.
Workshops are held on Monday evenings from 5-7 pm, and are open to the public. Copies of the papers will generally be posted one week in advance on the Petrie-Flom Center website.
Questions about the workshop can be directed to jminnich at law.harvard.edu