Pam Johnston is a Los Angeles health care lawyer who defends companies and individuals in investigations and cases involving the False Claims Act (FCA), health care fraud, complex criminal laws, and SEC securities issues. Pam is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than 30 cases in federal and state courts and has written more than 60 federal appellate briefs. Pam honed her trial skills during her 14 years as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Los Angeles, ending her tenure in government as a Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section. She began that tenure as a civil AUSA prosecuting False Claims Act, FIRREA, and forfeiture cases. Pam is also well-known as a Los Angeles insider-trading lawyer.
According to Chambers USA, clients and market sources describe Pam as a “‘really fine lawyer’ who particularly stands out for her ‘tremendous insight’ into the strategies of government agencies.” They also say she is "very strong and very effective," “extremely knowledgeable and experienced,” and has “impeccable judgment.”
Pam has “strong litigation credentials and expertise” in “False Claims Act” cases and a “range of white-collar criminal matters, including securities enforcement.” A client noted, “I was very pleased with her availability to promptly get back to me anytime, day or night,” adding, “She has great judgment and is tough when she needs to be.” Clients hire Foley in California for its deep “FCPA practice.”
Selected Publications and Presentations
Pam writes and speaks on government issues relevant to the health care industry:
A Kickback Discussion on Civil and Criminal Trends in Health Care