Charlene Keller Fullmer

Assistant United States Attorney, Deputy Chief, Affirmative Litigation
U. S. Attorney's Office, District of Pennsylvania

CHARLENE KELLER FULLMER is the Assistant United States Attorney for the Deputy Chief for Affirmative Litigation in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she supervises and prosecutes health care and affirmative fraud matters. She led the Philadelphia civil prosecution team that investigated and resolved allegations of off-label promotion of the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal by Johnson and Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which resulted in a $2.2 billion global settlement with the Department of Justice, the largest paid for a single drug. In 2009, she served on the team that investigated and resolved allegations of off-label promotion and kickbacks by Pfizer, Inc. The $2.3 billion civil and criminal resolution was at the time the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice. For her efforts in these matters, she was the recipient of the 2014 Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention, an Award of Commendation from the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Tony West, and the 2014 National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s Investigation of the Year. In October 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder presented her with the Attorney General Award for Exceptional Service, the Department of Justice’s highest commendation. Ms. Fullmer returned to the Justice Department in 2007 after six years in private practice at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia, where she litigated defensive matters, including False Claims Act, health care, white collar, antitrust, and insurance coverage litigation. Prior to that time, she served as an Attorney Advisor in Washington, DC and Quantico, VA with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Professional Responsibility, the Bureau’s Internal Affairs. She is a 1993 graduate of Lehigh University, cum laude, and a 1996 graduate of Temple University School of Law, cum laude, where she served on the Law Review.