Stacy Gerber Ward is a Shareholder and Leader of von Briesen’s Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations Section. In the health care arena, Stacy is certified in compliance by the Compliance Certification Board and focuses on helping clients evaluate and respond to compliance related matters, respond to government investigations, conduct internal investigations, and litigate government related issues. Stacy has more than 14 years of experience serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and most recently as the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division. In those roles, Stacy investigated and prosecuted individuals and corporations for civil health care fraud and other enforcement matters, including government enforcement matters under the False Claims Act, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Controlled Substances Act.
Stacy was awarded the Department of Justice’s highest honor for superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney in 2010 and received a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance in enforcing civil rights laws in 2009.
Stacy is a frequent presenter and author on False Claims Act liability, whistleblower claims, qui tam claims and health care fraud investigations. She taught the “Health Care Fraud and Abuse – A Prosecutor’s Perspective” section of the Marquette University Law School’s Health Care Fraud and Abuse course for several years.
Stacy’s professional memberships include the American Health Lawyers Association (Member, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group), the American Bar Association (Health Law Section), the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.
Stacy is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee. She previously served on the Holy Family Parish Finance Council (2013-2015) and School Board (member, 2006-2008; President 2008-2009) and served on the Board of Directors of Clan Rince Nia.