Gejaa T. Gobena
Partner, Washington, D.C.
Gejaa Gobena uses his almost two decades of experience as both a former senior prosecutor and private attorney to help companies and individuals thoughtfully navigate high-stakes investigations and government enforcement actions, particularly in the area of healthcare fraud.
Healthcare is one of the largest parts of our economy and raises unique issues that touch on public policy and patient health and safety. Gejaa has handled investigations in every part of the healthcare industry, and his unique experience and approach to handling complex matters is especially valuable to clients as they evaluate allegations, assess risks, and respond to government investigations.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Gejaa served as Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. As Deputy Chief, he led the Criminal Division's 50-attorney healthcare fraud unit, supervising prosecutions brought by Medicare Fraud Strike Force teams across the country and spearheading the unit's recent shift to investigating and prosecuting broader corporate healthcare fraud schemes. Prior to joining the Criminal Division, Gejaa spent six years in the Civil Division, investigating and prosecuting False Claims Act and qui tammatters that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments and settlements.
Gejaa has received numerous awards as a result of his government service, including the Attorney General's Award for Fraud Prevention in 2016 and in 2011, the Award for Excellence from the Health and Human Services Department of the Office of the Inspector General in 2015, and the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in 2013. In 2011, he was also selected by the National Law Journal as one of the top 40 minority attorneys under 40.