National health law firm Hooper Lundy & Bookman, PC (HLB) is pleased to announce that former federal prosecutor Precious Gittens has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. Office. Most recently a shareholder at Greenberg Taurig’s Washington, D.C. office, and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia, Ms. Gittens brings with her 14 years of experience in litigating both sides of criminal, regulatory, and administrative law issues.
In November 2014, Ms. Gittens was recognized by The National Law Journal and Legal Times as a 2014 Washington D.C. Rising Star.
She continues her teaching with Harvard Law School, where she serves as faculty of the Trial Advocacy Workshop. In addition, she is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
“We are pleased to have Precious Gittens join our team of health law experts specializing in complex federal health law representation” said HLB Managing Partner Robert Lundy. “Precious’ expertise in litigation, audits and investigations is especially vital now, given the myriad issues under increased government scrutiny.”
Ms. Gittens regularly advises clients regarding criminal, civil, OIG, and congressional investigations. She has handled significant litigation involving the False Claims Act, health care fraud, contract and regulatory disputes, as well as business torts.
“With increasing government scrutiny of health care providers and suppliers on both the criminal and civil sides, the experience that Precious brings as a former assistant U.S. attorney and seasoned litigator in private practice, is vital to our national client base,” said HLB Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner Robert Roth. “Precious will help assure that we are able to continue serving our growing national practice with the unparalleled health law expertise that is a hallmark of our firm.”
“Indeed, now that the Justice Department has declared its intent to initiate criminal review of false claims actions filed by whistleblowers, Precious’ experience and excellent relationship with the Justice Department will enhance our ability to protect our clients” added HLB Attorney Patric Hooper, who leads the defense of various ongoing fraud investigations and cases.
Ms. Gittens is a 2001 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a 1998 magna cum laude graduate of Howard University.
She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Supreme Court.
She can be reached at 202.580.7703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.