B.A., University of Maryland College Park
M.P.A., Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
Adam J. Katz is an Assistant United States Attorney and the Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the Northern District of New York, which is comprised of 32 counties in upstate and central New York. In this role, he is responsible for leading investigations and civil prosecutions involving financial fraud against the federal government. Many of his cases involve fraud committed in connection with federal healthcare programs and government procurement. Others involve fraudulent activity and false representations related to government equipment purchases, research grants, and subsidy programs. Adam also handles an array of civil enforcement actions involving violations of our Nation’s environmental, health, safety, and economic welfare laws.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office in 2012, Adam served as a trial attorney with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.; as an associate with McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, D.C.; and as a staff attorney to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York City.
Adam is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Syracuse Law Review, served as class president, and simultaneously earned a master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Adam serves on a number of professional committees and other bodies. He currently serves as vice president and trustee of the Northern District of New York’s Federal Court Bar Association, on the board of directors for the Bethlehem Youth Court, and on the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association’s Qui Tam Section. He previously served as president of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association.
Adam is a frequent lecturer on healthcare compliance and the investigation and resolution of fraud, waste, and abuse allegations. In the recent past, he has presented on these topics to national and local bar associations, hospital CEOs and compliance officials, government attorneys, and federal agents.