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Government Experience

  • Department of Justice: Criminal Division—Assistant Chief (2013-2016); Trial Attorney (2010-2013)

Education

  • Texas A&M University, B.S. (2000)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2004)
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, M.P.H. (2004)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Laura M. Kidd Cordova, Partner Washington, D.C.
lcordova@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2931
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Laura Cordova is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Health Care groups. A seasoned trial attorney, Laura represents clients across the health care industry in internal investigations and government enforcement actions. Laura focuses much of her practice on defending companies and individuals in False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and litigation.

Laura’s practice also includes counseling companies across the health care industry on compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Laura served as Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she led the Corporate Healthcare Fraud Strike Force charged with investigating and prosecuting large, multi-jurisdictional fraud schemes throughout the U.S. While at DOJ, Laura investigated and tried numerous complex cases involving health care fraud, money laundering, false statements, government program fraud, and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York



Speeches & Presentations

  • "Ethical Issues that Arise in Parallel Criminal and Civil Proceedings," ABA Section of Litigation Food & Supplements Seventh Annual Workshop, Hershey, PA (June 13, 2017). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • False Claims Act: What Every Contractor Needs to Know This Year," OOPS 2017, Crowell & Moring's 33rd Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017). Presenters: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Laura M. Kidd Cordova, Mark R. Troy, Mana Elihu Lombardo, Jason M. Crawford, and Megan Weisgerber.
  • "Administration in Transition, the First 100 Days in Healthcare," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 18, 2017). Presenters: A. Xavier Baker, Laura M. Kidd Cordova, Gary Baldwin, and Stephanie D. Willis.
  • "Expectations of the DOJ," SCCE Boston Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference, Boston, MA (March 24, 2017). Presenter: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "Developments with the False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement in Light of the Escobar Decision," ACI - 17th Annual Conference on Fraud and Abuse in the Sale and Marketing of Drugs, Devices, and Medical Technology, Boston, MA (March 6, 2017). Presenter: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "A Spotlight on Recent Trends in Enforcement," CBI 5th Annual Compliance Monitoring (February 7, 2017). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) Presentation to Indonesian Officials (October 2016). Speaker: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "Program Effectiveness – What’s the Government Looking for in Your Compliance Program?" American Health Lawyers Association (October 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • U.S. Department of Justice Annual National Healthcare Fraud Training Conference (September 2016). Speaker: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "Understand Trends in Recent Enforcement Targets," CBI 10th Annual Forum on Transparency and Aggregate Spend (August 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "From the Boardroom to the Big House? How Corporate Compliance and Government Regulations Keep You Safe," Memphis Bar Association (July 2016). Speaker: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • U.S. Department of Justice, National Advocacy Center Healthcare Fraud Coordinators’ Conference (May 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "U.S. Department of Justice Healthcare Compliance Update," Global Health Care 10th International Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress (May 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "U.S. Healthcare Fraud Enforcement," CBI 13th Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress (April 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "Emerging Enforcement Trends in Health Care," ABA 30th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime (March 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing: the Ripple Effect of DAG Yates September Memo and Enforcement that Follows," American Conferences Institute 16th Annual Forum on Fraud and Abuse in the Sales and Marketing of Drugs (March 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.
  • "Enforcement Panel - Recent Trends and Areas of Focus," CBI 4th Annual Compliance Monitoring (March 2016). Panelist: Laura M. Kidd Cordova.


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Feb.08.2017 Laura M. Kidd Cordova, Head of Department of Justice's Corporate Health Care Fraud Strike Force, Joins Crowell & Moring