National False Claims Act Organization Names New Executive Director

Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF), the national membership organization devoted to the False Claims Act, has announced that Susan Strawn will replace Nolan & Auerbach partner Jeb White as the next TAF Executive Director. Mr. White has joined the TAF Board of Directors.

Strawn comes to TAF after spending fourteen years as a Department of Justice Trial Attorney and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney within the Civil Division, advising client agencies and leading teams in complex investigations and litigation. She has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation in trial and appellate courts, has defended congressional and federal agency actions, prosecuted complex government fraud cases (including pharmaceutical cases), and handled civil penalty and injunctive actions.

“The period ahead is very promising,” said Neil Getnick, Chairman of the TAF Board of Directors. “Thanks to the excellent work of Jeb White and the TAF staff, we have a stronger federal False Claims Act and more state False Claims Acts than ever before.”

During Mr. White’s tenure with TAF, he led the effort to modernize the federal False Claims Act for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century; tirelessly advocated for greater incentives and protections for those blowing the whistle on fraud targeting the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state governments; and fought to protect anti-fraud and whistleblower laws in the courts.

“Susan Strawn will be a tremendous asset for TAF and the qui tam legal community,” said Jeb White. “Our fraud-fighting efforts will be buoyed by a strong leader at the helm of TAF.”

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