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Ms. Ellen Harris Persons

Polsinelli PC

As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ellen uses her experience to help clients navigate the complexities of government investigations. She represents corporate and individual clients in civil and criminal investigations by the Department of Justice, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC and other federal and state agencies. Ellen focuses her practice on defending clients against allegations of fraud including matters involving the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, health care fraud, anti-trust violations and securities fraud. She has represented clients in the health care, automotive, government contracting, education, banking and manufacturing industries. Ellen also has experience defending companies in complex litigation matters. Ellen also conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies and counsels them on remedial actions and disclosure decisions. Ellen previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. While there she investigated and prosecuted financial fraud against the federal government in the areas of health care, government contracting, education and the mortgage industry. Ellen also defended the United States against civil claims in numerous contexts