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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 for the Northern District of New York, where he coordinates the Affirmative Civil Enforcement and Civil Health Care Fraud programs for 32 counties in upstate and central New York.

In that role, he is responsible for overseeing investigations and litigation involving fraud committed in connection with federal health care programs, contracts, and grants.  

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 earned a master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  

Adam serves on various professional committees and community boards.  He is the immediate past president of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, and serves on the board of directors of the Bethlehem Youth Court and on the Federal Bar Association’s Qui Tam Section. He previously served as president of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association.  

Adam frequently lectures on the False Claims Act and corporate compliance.  He has presented on these and related topics to various organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association. He also teaches these and related subjects to government attorneys at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center and to federal agents at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and at trainings for various Offices of the Inspector General.


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Adam J. Katz

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