Maureen Ruane is a distinguished healthcare lawyer and former federal prosecutor who previously served as Chief of the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Starting in 2010, she created and led the Office’s first stand-alone Health Care & Government Fraud Unit. As Chief, Maureen directed and supervised the Office’s criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud offenses, as well as its criminal investigations and prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and various environmental, tax, and other statutes. She also supervised and directed the successful prosecution of more than 70 health care fraud cases, and the conviction of more than 150 defendants for health care fraud and other offenses, including environmental crimes, tax fraud, and government fraud. Since the creation of the Unit, it has recovered more than $510 million in settlements, judgments, fines, restitution, and forfeiture under the False Claims Act, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and other statutes.

Most recently, Maureen served as the vice president and head of US litigation at Novartis in East Hanover. As an in-house attorney, she conducted major internal investigations, provided guidance in U.S. litigation matters, handled and oversaw all significant and group material disputes, conducted compliance and ethics investigations, and created and applied compliance policies and procedures.

At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, Maureen will bring her extensive experience and knowledge to the Healthcare team, including governmental investigations/audits and white-collar crime, healthcare litigation and compliance counseling.  Her vast array of legal skills and experience will help the firm to continue providing top-notch legal services to its clients.

Throughout her career, Maureen has never been afraid to take on a challenge, and she has honed her legal skills over the years by taking on a wide variety of legal matters. She is known for being a talented lawyer with a sound, practical judgment, and she is an indispensable and trusted advisor to her clients.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to continue expanding its Healthcare team and looks forward to the invaluable contributions Maureen will bring to the firm and its clients.

For more information on our expanded practice group, please contact Mohamed Nabulsi, Healthcare Chair, at