Jennifer Short is a partner at KaiserDillon, PLLC, a litigation boutique in Washington, DC. Ms. Short has broad experience with government and internal investigations, particularly related to procurement and health care fraud matters. She advises corporate and individual clients on responding to government investigations and how best to manage the risks of civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement, whether through disclosure, negotiation, or litigation.
Ms. Short served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2010-2018. There, she led teams of agents and attorneys to investigate and prosecute civil False Claims Act allegations. She frequently collaborated with the Civil Frauds division of the Department of Justice and other U.S. Attorney Offices around the country on investigations of large-scale fraud schemes. During her tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Short negotiated False Claims Act recoveries ranging from $1 million in a procurement fraud matter to a $350 million health care fraud settlement. In 2018, Ms. Short tried a False Claims Act/kickback case to a jury, resulting in a $118 million judgment for the United States.
Before her government service, Ms. Short was a partner at Holland & Knight, LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s Litigation Section and White Collar, Corporate Compliance, Government Contracts, and Healthcare Teams. She litigated numerous complex commercial and civil fraud matters, led internal investigations, responded to government investigations, prepared voluntary disclosures, and negotiated settlements on behalf of corporations and C-level executives.
Ms. Short earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Duke University.