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Eva Gunasekera

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Phone: (404) 658-9070

Washington, D.C.

Former Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud at the Justice Department

Her background includes enforcing these laws at the Justice Department:

  • The False Claims Act/The Whistleblower Law
  • The Stark Law—prohibiting financial rewards for physician-self referrals
  • The federal Anti-Kickback Law—prohibiting financial rewards for referrals

Before joining Finch McCranie LLP to represent whistleblowers in 2017, Eva Gunasekera was a Federal Prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice for nearly a decade. Ms. Gunasekera rose quickly and was promoted to chair the Civil Division’s Health Care Fraud practice as Senior Counsel. In this role, she had oversight of and analyzed complex health care data sets, including Medicare and Medicaid payment data and trends to identify potentially fraudulent practices. Ms. Gunasekera had significant responsibility evaluating companies’ compliance with numerous federal laws aimed at deterring fraud. She gained extensive experience investigating, litigating, and resolving cases involving the fraudulent practices of pharmaceutical manufacturers, health care providers, hospitals, physicians, physician groups, laboratories, managed care providers, pharmacies, hospice and nursing home providers, government suppliers, and defense contractors. Some of Ms. Gunasekera’s cases involved parallel criminal proceedings. In 2015, she was a lead counsel on a several-month health care fraud trial, one of the most complex False Claims Act trials in recent history. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Ms. Gunasekera worked in private practice at two international law firms. While in private practice, she handled complex commercial litigation and administrative trials. Ms. Gunasekera also handled pro bono matters, including the successful defense of an individual seeking asylum and acting as guardian ad litem on behalf of three children.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 2004

M.A., summa cum laude, Public Administration, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio , 2001

B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science and Government, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2001

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice District of Columbia
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