Jon Ferry brings his substantial experience as a federal prosecutor to assisting clients in False Claims Act litigation, government investigations and other enforcement actions, internal risk analysis and internal investigations.
Jon served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for over seven years. As the head of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) program and the Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jon led and supervised numerous investigations in the areas of healthcare, financial services and other complex frauds. He has significant experience with the False Claims Act and other whistleblower actions, healthcare regulations (including the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law), the Food Drugs and Cosmetics Act, and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).
Jon developed and led the Healthcare Fraud False Claims Act program in the Western District of North Carolina, and he led investigations resulting in recovery of over $280 million in government program funds. His investigations included complex medical necessity cases involving large health systems, physician practices and diagnostic laboratories, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, and violations of the FDCA, including off-label marketing, importation of foreign unapproved drugs, and current good manufacturing practices violations. Jon also led investigations involving mortgage fraud and fraud against Small Business Administration and Veteran’s Administration set aside programs.
Before he was an AUSA, Jon assisted clients in complex litigation matters in private practice and served as assistant general counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was deputy chief of the High Value Terrorist Prosecution Task Force.
Jon has been a frequent speaker on healthcare fraud matters for the ABA Healthcare Fraud Conference (Stark Law developments), North Carolina Association of Health Care Attorneys, continuing legal education events, and as faculty at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center.