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Maureen Ruane

Maureen Ruane is a veteran former federal prosecutor, health care lawyer, compliance professional, educator, and advisor, who has served as a Vice President and an executive at large global pharmaceutical companies; as the Chief of the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey; and as an equity Partner and Chair of the Health Care Litigation, Investigations & Compliance Group at a prominent NJ/NY law firm.

As an in-house attorney, she served as the chief litigation advisor and conducted major internal investigations that spanned the globe. She also provided legal advice and direction in U.S. litigation matters, handled and oversaw all significant and group material disputes, conducted compliance and ethics investigations, and devised and implemented compliance policies and procedures.

As the Chief of the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, she was recruited to create and lead the Office’s first stand-alone Health Care & Government Fraud Unit, which included directing and supervising the Office’s criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud offenses, as well as its criminal investigations and prosecutions under the FCPA, and environmental, tax, and other statutes.  As Chief, Ms. Ruane 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. Under her supervision, the Unit recovered more than $510 million in settlements, judgments, fines, restitution, and forfeiture.

Over her 25 years as an attorney, Ms. Ruane was included in The Best Lawyers in America (2015 & 2016) for her work in health care litigation, white collar criminal defense, and commercial litigation matters. She received awards and commendations from numerous federal investigative agencies, including HHS-OIG, FBI, FDA, IRS, DEA, Secret Service, Postal Inspection Service, Department of Transportation, Department of Labor, and Department of Veteran’s Affairs. She was ranked as a leading individual in white collar crime and government investigation practice areas by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2010), which noted that she “is [a] leading white-collar attorney…recognized for her work in tax, health care[, and] securities fraud-related cases.” She was included on the list of Super Lawyers (2009-2010), and as a Rising Star (2007), which recognized her work in white collar criminal defense, business litigation, and appellate work. She was listed in the New Jersey Law Journal (2007) as one of “Forty Under 40” promising professionals. She also received the U.S. Department of Justice Performance Award (2002) for sustained superior work performance. And she received an “AV” Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell for her legal abilities and ethical standards.