Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced today that Stacy C. Gerber Ward has joined the firm as a Shareholder. Gerber Ward served as an Assistant United States Attorney for more than fourteen years and was most recently the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where she represented the Government in significant civil enforcement matters.
Gerber Ward will lead von Briesen’s new Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations Section. Gerber Ward and her team will work with clients to identify and respond to government enforcement risk areas, government information requests, and will handle civil, criminal, and administration investigations, litigation, enforcement actions and settlements.
Gerber Ward was awarded the Department of Justice’s highest honor for superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney in 2010 and received a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance in enforcing civil rights laws in 2009. She is a frequent presenter and author on False Claims Act liability, whistleblower claims, qui tam claims and health care fraud investigations. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she investigated and prosecuted individuals and corporations for civil health care fraud and other enforcement matters, including enforcement matters under the False Claims Act, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Controlled Substances Act.
Crocker said, “I am delighted to welcome Stacy to our firm. She joins our growing team of lawyers committed to providing unparalleled service to our clients. Her practice is founded on her proven expertise in the demanding and important area of government investigations and prosecutions. Her experience and skillset will serve the needs of clients who have previously looked out of state for these services”.
Gerber Ward added, “I am very excited to join von Briesen and to undertake the representation of clients who have need for my services. Our new Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations section and the team we have assembled at the firm will fill a need in our community providing quality, value-added, cost-effective representation in this growing area of the law”.
Gerber Ward received a J.D. (1993) from Notre Dame Law School and a B.A. (1990) from Marquette University. She resides in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.