Jackson Walker is pleased to announce Laura M. Kidd Cordova has joined the White Collar Defense & Government Enforcement group as a partner in Houston. As a former assistant chief in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Laura primarily helps individuals and companies facing criminal or civil government enforcement actions.
“Laura is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Erica Benites Giese, who chairs the Firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Enforcement group. “Our clients will benefit from her experience defending and prosecuting fraud claims as she helps to identify possible problem areas and respond to any enforcement actions that may arise.”
While at DOJ in Washington, DC Laura supervised healthcare fraud cases around the country and led the Corporate Healthcare Fraud Strike Force, a group of experienced healthcare fraud prosecutors charged with investigating and prosecuting large, multi-jurisdictional fraud schemes. Laura also investigated and tried numerous cases, including several in Houston, involving healthcare fraud, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, false statements, and government program fraud. Drawing on this experience, Laura focuses her practice on internal investigations, civil and criminal enforcement actions, and related litigation for individuals and companies.
On her decision to join the Firm, Laura said, “I am thrilled to join Jackson Walker, a firm known for its deep Texas roots and collaborative culture. The Firm has unparalleled capabilities in Texas and provides a platform that will be of great value to my clients.”
“I am thrilled to join Jackson Walker, a firm known for its deep Texas roots and collaborative culture.”
Laura received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.
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