Zane David Memeger handles a wide variety of litigation matters, including government investigations, internal investigations, and white collar matters involving major representations across all industries. Zane returned to Morgan Lewis in 2017 after serving for nearly seven years as the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As US attorney, he led an office of 130 lawyers who investigated and prosecuted cases involving official corruption, government and financial fraud, violent crime, narcotics, and other federal offenses.
Zane has litigated criminal and civil cases on behalf of the United States in one of the nation’s largest districts. In addition to his regular duties, he served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, and was co-chair of the Health Care Fraud Working Group. Zane also regularly lectured and participated on panels regarding the importance of corporate compliance and ethics programs.
Before his appointment as US attorney, Zane was a Morgan Lewis partner from 2006 to 2010, focusing on white collar criminal defense work and corporate investigations, with a strong concentration on healthcare fraud investigations involving criminal and civil allegations of fraud, kickbacks, and other misconduct. He also dedicated a portion of his practice to the firm’s pro bono efforts, handling cases as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and supervising lawyers handling matters for the Support Center for Child Advocates and the Education Law Center.
Zane began his association with Morgan Lewis in 1991, leaving in 1995 to serve as an assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a position he held for more than 11 years. He received several commendations in early 2006 from then FBI Director Robert S. Mueller for his work in the investigation and prosecution of cases involving public corruption and Hobbs Act violations.
Below are Zane’s representative matters as a federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania:
After a multi-year investigation, secured a guilty verdict against then US Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr. and four criminal associates for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) conspiracy and related public corruption offenses involving the misuse of campaign and grant funds, bribery, and money laundering.
Supreme Foodservice GmbH entered a guilty plea in 2014 to major fraud charges and paid $434 million to resolve the company’s criminal and civil liability for overcharging the government for food and bottled water being supplied to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.
Extendicare Health Services Inc. paid $38 million in 2014 to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations related to deficiencies in the operation of its skilled nursing homes.
Below are Zane’s representative matters as a litigation attorney in private practice:
Assisted a foreign based pharmaceutical company resolve criminal and civil allegations of off-label marketing and FCA violations with the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Assisted a major medical device company resolve criminal and civil allegations of Anti-Kickback Statute and FCA violations with the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
University of Virginia School of Law, 1991, J.D.
James Madison University, 1986, B.S.
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2018)
Bob Edgar Public Service Achievement Award, Common Cause Pennsylvania (June 2018)
Distinguished Leader Award, The Legal Intelligencer (June 2017)
NAACP Civil Rights Champion Award (July 2015)
Fox School of Business – Temple University, Law Scholar in Residence (2014–2015)
Pennsylvania Lawyer of the Year Award, The Legal Intelligencer (May 2014)
Thomas Jefferson Award, Citizens Crime Commission for the Delaware Valley (October 2013)
Liberty Bowl, Historical Society of the US District Court For the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (June 2013)
Peace Islands Institute Public Service Award (April 2013)
Diverse Attorney of the Year Award, The Legal Intelligencer (June 2011)
William F. Hall Award, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia (January 2011)
Board Member, Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Member, University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
Former Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008–2010)
Former Regional Selection Committee Member, University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship Foundation (2003–2010)
Former Member, Board of Trustees, People's Light & Theater Company (2008–2010)
Recommended, Industry focus - Healthcare - service providers, The Legal 500 US (2017)