Mary Carter Andrues Retained to Represent City of Los Angeles in False Claims Act Case
Partner Mary Carter Andrues was retained to represent the City of Los Angeles in a federal False Claims Act case alleging that the City did not comply with federal housing accessibility laws. The complaint in intervention, filed by the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of Justice, involves the use of housing grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is provided nationwide to many urban cities, in the design and construction of multifamily housing units.
Mary has significant experience with the False Claims Act. Prior to opening Andrues/Podberesky, Mary served as the Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section and Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, where she reviewed False Claims Act complaints for criminal prosecution and conducted parallel criminal proceedings with the Civil Division. As a defense attorney, Mary has represented clients in the healthcare, defense, and international trade industries alleged to have violated the False Claims Act, and has achieved a consistent track record of obtaining declinations, dismissals, and favorable settlements.